Timothy Uhl, Ph.D.


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Tim’s clinical and research interests are in musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation with particular interests in neuromuscular control and shoulder function


Tim Uhl PT PhD ATC FNATA has been practicing physical therapy and athletic training since 1985 in various sport medicine settings. Tim received his bachelors in health science from the University of Kentucky in physical therapy. He practiced physical therapy at the Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center and served as Head Athletic Trainer at Transylvania University until 1988. He pursued his masters’ degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan. At Michigan he worked with the UM Football team under Coach Bo Shembechler where working toward a team goal is emphasized. Tim served both on the staff and as the director of outpatient physical therapy at the Human Performance and Rehabilitation Centers in Columbus, GA under Turner A Blackburn. This rehabilitation center served 18 orthopedic surgeon and the Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital, the first sports medicine hospital built in the United States founded by Jack Hughston MD. Tim completed his doctorate in sports medicine from the University of Virginia in 1998 under Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer Joe Gieck and Hall of Fame Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Frank McCue where he studied shoulder motor control. Dr. Uhl is presently a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, a member of the Sports Medicine Research Institute at the University of Kentucky, and works part-time clinically at Commonwealth Hand and Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainer treating patients with upper extremity traumatic and overuse injuries.

Tim is active member of the American Academy of Sport Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association; he also two-times past-president of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. Tim is an affiliate member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society since 2004. 

Courses Taught

Physical Therapy Curriculum: Musculoskeletal Assessment, Peripheral Joint Dysfunction and Rehabilitation, Research Methods

Athletic Training: Spine Assessment and Treatment, Upper Extremity Assessment and Treatment

Rehabilitation Sciences PhD: Research Methods and Critical Appraisal of Literature

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Virginia


Master of Science, Univ Of Michigan


Bachelor of Science, Univ Of Kentucky


External positions

Clinical Physical Therapiest, Commonwealth Hand and Physical Therapy

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