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Matt Day, PT, PhD, OCS, CIMT

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Department of Physical Therapy


Email: Matt Day, PT, PhD, OCS, CIMT
Phone: 937-229-5621
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 209B
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science, University of Kentucky, 2013
  • M.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Kentucky, 2004
  • B.S. in Biology, Murray State University, 2001


Licensures & Certifications

  • Ohio Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • Certified Integrated Manual Therapist
  • Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning
  • The Burwin Institute of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound – Musculoskeletal Ultrasound


Professional Activities

  • American Physical Therapy Member
  • Orthopedic Section Member APTA
  • Item Writer APTA
  • Journal Peer Review


Service Activities

  • CYO Coaching
  • Homeless Connect
  • Pro Bono and Missionary Activities


Selected Publications

Day, JM.; McKeon, Patrick; Nitz, Arthur; The Efficacy of Cervical/Thoracic Active Range of Motion for Detecting Changes Associated with Individuals Receiving Muscle Energy Techniques Physical Therapy Reviews, 2010 Dec; 15 (6): 453-61

Day, JM.; Nitz, Arthur; The Effect of Muscle Energy Techniques on Disability and Pain Scores in Individuals with Low Back Pain. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2012 May; 21 (2): 194-98.

Day JM, Uhl TL. Thickness of the Lower Trapezius and Serratus Anterior Using Ultrasound Imaging during a Repeated Arm Lifting Task. Manual Therapy, 2013 Dec; 18(6):588-93

Day JM, Uhl TL, G. Pitts, J. Willoughby, M. McCallum, R. Foister. Outcomes Following the Conservative Management of Patients with Non-radicular Peripheral Neuropathic Pain. Journal of Hand Therapy, 2014.

Day JM, Uhl TL, Nitz AJ Stemple JC, Bush HM Scapular Muscle Performance in Patients with Lateral Epicondylalgia. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 2015: 45(5) 414-424

Day JM, Uhl TL; Nitz Arthur; Bush Heather. Arm Dominance Does Not Affect Scapular Muscle Strength and Endurance. Physiotherapy Research and Theory, June 2015.

Day JM, Irion J, Bindele L.  Home Exercise Adherence in an Underserved Spanish Speaking Community. Journal of Physical Therapy and Health Promotion 09/2015; 3(3):39-46.

Day, JM.; Dale, BD, Kennedy E. Home Exercises Versus On-Site Rehabilitation in the Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: A Critically Appraised Topic. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2016.

Day, JM, Effect of Exercise Position on Percent Changes in Serratus Anterior Muscle Thickness. Journal of Exercise, Sports, and Orthopedics. Accepted for publication Nov 16, 2016.

Fletcher, J, Day, JM, Utilization of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health as a Guide in Treating a Patient at Risk for Chronic Pain Syndrome. PT Now. Accepted for publication Dec 21, 2016.

Invited Publications/Book Chapters

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy – APTA orthopedic and hand section. Expected date of submission March 2018.

Systematic Review on Interventions for the Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy. Journal of Hand Therapy Special Addition. Expected date of submission December 2017.

Chapter on Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy for the 7th edition of Rehabilitation of the Hand.