Robert Manske, PT, DPT, MPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Mr. Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, is a professor and former chair in 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 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 Profession 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 Academy’s Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame Award in 2021, the Academy’s Excellence in Education Award in 2007, and the Ron Peyton Award in 2018. He was a 2-term Vice President of the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section. To date, Rob has edited/published 12 books, multiple chapters, articles and home study courses related to orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Rob is an editor for both the International Journal of Sports Therapy and Journal of Sports Rehabilitation.
Rob has lectured at the state, national and international level during meetings for APTA, NATA, and the NSCA, and has instructed approximately 10-12 courses per year on knee and shoulder rehabilitation. In addition to his full-time faculty appointment, Rob is a physical therapist and athletic trainer for Ascension Via Christi Health and 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.