Dr. Phil Plisky
Dr. Plisky is an Assistant Professor in the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He is the Director of the ProRehab and the University of Evansville’s Sports Residency Program, as well as a practicing therapist at ProRehab.
Dr. Plisky holds a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville and a Doctor of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Dr. Plisky’s research focuses on comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes, military personnel, and school aged children––research that led to the development of the Y Balance Test. Dr. Plisky’s fieldwork, moreover, has garnered research grants in collaboration with multiple universities totaling over 1.5 million dollars. Additionally, he consults for collegiate and professional teams, military, and school systems to identify injury risk and offer prevention options. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in numerous scientific journals, several of which he serves as a manuscript reviewer. Dr. Plisky also presents internationally on the subjects of return to sport testing, injury prevention, and field expedient movement testing.