Mr. Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, is a Professor and Chair of the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Rob graduated from WSU in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1994, and further earned a Master of Education degree in Physical Education in 2000. He received his DPT from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions in 2006. Rob has been an APTA Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist since 2002. Rob is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers Association. Rob has been nominated and received numerous awards for excellence in teaching at the local, state and national level – receiving the APTA Sports Section’s Excellence in Education Award in 2007. He became the Vice President of the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section in 2009 and is now in his second term in that role. To date Rob has published multiple books, chapters, articles and home study courses related to orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Rob has edited 1). Post-Surgical Sports Orthopedic Rehabilitation: Knee and Shoulder, 2). Functional Testing for Assessment in Athletics, Exercise and Occupation, 3). the 3rd edition of Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation with Dr. Brent Brotzman, 4). Issues in Sports Therapy with David Magee, James Zachazewski, and William Quillen, 5). Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant with Gary Shankman, and 6) Clinical Mechanics and Kinesiology for Human Kinetics. Rob is an associate editor for the “International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy” and is also currently a manuscript reviewer for The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Sports Health, Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, Sports Health a Multidisciplinary Approach, Physical Therapy in Sports, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), and in the years 2005-2007 and 2011was named a Principle Reviewer for AJSM. Rob has lectured at the state and national level during meetings for APTA, NATA and the NSCA, and has instructed approximately 10-12 courses per year on knee and shoulder rehabilitation. Rob was the second fellow with George Davies at the Gundersen Lutheran Sports Physical Therapy Residency program in 1997-98. In addition to his full time faculty appointment, Rob is a physical therapist and athletic trainer for Via Christi Health, and also serves as a Teaching Associate at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in Kansas City, and the Department of Community Medicine for the Via Christi Family Practice Sports Medicine Residency Program. Most importantly Rob continues to practice weekly – spending approximately 10 hours per week treating a variety of knee and shoulder conditions!

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