Research/Areas of Interest:
Physical therapy management of chronic pain; effectiveness of hybrid learning models; cost-effective musculoskeletal intervention


  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, United States, 1995
  • MS, Ithaca College, Ithaca, United States, 1984
  • BS, Ithaca College, Ithaca, United States, 1982


Ron Schenk PT, PhD, OCS, Dip MDT, FAAOMPT is a Professor of Physical Therapy in the Tufts University DPT program. He has taught musculoskeletal examination and intervention in professional and post-professional physical therapy programs for 30 years on a full-time basis and in addition to his teaching, he will serve as the coordinator of the musculoskeletal practice area of the Tufts DPT curriculum.
Dr. Schenk received his BS and MS degrees from Ithaca College and his PhD from the University at Buffalo. Ron is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and is a Diplomat in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. He has published and presented research studies conducted in relation to his clinical practice with the Catholic Health System of Buffalo, NY where he serves as a Spine Team Leader. His scholarship includes 31 peer reviewed publications and 68 professional presentations delivered at national and international conferences.
Dr. Schenk enjoys outdoor recreation, working out, reading political history, and rooting for his Buffalo sports teams. He resides in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with his wife Robin, son Zachary, and daughter Caitlin.