PROFESSIONAL-Phil Sizer is an Endowed Professor in Pain Science, TTUHSC President’s University Distinguished Professor, and the Associate Dean for Research for the School of Health Professions. and Senior Faculty in the ScD (PT), PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences) and Medical Pain Fellowship Programs at TTUHSC. Phil earned a BS in Physical Therapy from UTMB-Galveston (1985), as well as his MEd in Exercise Science (1993) and PhD with a Motor Control emphasis (2002) at TTU. Phil earned a post-professional Fellow in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (2002).
RESEARCHER and SCHOLAR- Phil is the Director of the Clinical Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in the TTUHSC Center for Rehabilitation Research. Phil’s research interests include: sensorimotor control and functional biomechanics of spine / extremities; clinical pathoanatomy; and tissue and movement screening. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles, monographs, books or book chapters and editorial commentaries. He participated in over 180 research platform and poster presentations at state, national and international levels. He research-collaborates with 6 different national or international Universities. He was the recipient or co-recipient of over 15 local, state and national research awards, and has received both the 2015 SAHS Dean’s Excellence in Research Award and 2018 TTU System Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award.
LECTURER- Phil is a Senior Lecturer in the ScD Program in Physical Therapy and PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences. He is a lecturer in the TTUHSC Medical Pain Fellowship, a Fellowship Mentor for the IAOM-US (Tucson, AZ) and International Faculty at the Unversidad del Desarollo in Santiago, Chile. Phil has lectured at over 475 national and international invited courses and conferences in musculoskeletal pathoanatomy, diagnostics and management; sensorimotor control; and pain science. He was the national recipient of the AAOMPT Freddy Kaltenborn “Teach I Must” Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008.
INNOVATOR-Phil is co-inventor of the patent-pending Tis-KinTM technology and a co-founding partner and CEO of TKQuant, LLC that offices at the TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park in Lubbock, TX, USA. He is the Co-PI of the NSF I-Corps Team: Tissue Kinematics Quantification that conducted over 220 customer discovery interviews. Owing to over 35 years of clinical experience, Phil lead his team to 1st place in the 2017 Houston NSF I-CORPS Cohort, the TTU System President’s Innovation Award, and TTU Accelerator Program completion.