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Sonia Young, PT, DPT, EdD

Sonia Young, PT, DPT, EdD

Associate Program Director DPT; Associate Professor

Office:  Medical Center Health Complex 3310
Phone:  270-745-3233



Dr. Young has been a practicing physical therapist in Kentucky since 1997 with clinical experience in diverse settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, school systems, skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. While she has worked with a variety of patient populations and conditions, a significant portion of her practice has focused on neurological rehabilitation of pediatric and adults patients (including orthotics and prosthetics training). She has supervised PTs, PTAs, and technicians and served as a Clinical Instructor and Center Coordinator of Clinical Education. She had 5 years of academic teaching (including Clinical Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Health Care Issues) and administration experience at the graduate level in a Physician Assistant Program before joining the DPT program in 2014. She is currently teaching or guest lecturing in PT Orientation, Pediatrics, Neuroanatomy, Neurological Assessment, Neurological Rehabilitation, PT Management, Prosthetics and Orthotics, PT Seminar, and Professional Issues. She is certified in LSVT-BIG for Parkinson’s disease.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association in the Pediatric, Neurology, and Education sections. She is also an active member of the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association where she serves as a Committee Chair and the Chapter Student Liaison. Her current clinical experience is in pediatrics at an outpatient rehabilitation hospital.


Dr. Young’s scholarly agenda involves areas such as effects of orthotics on postural stability of adults, effects of orthotics and whole body vibration on postural stability and weight shift of children with Down Syndrome, effects of community service on professionalism in PT students, prevalence of congenital anomalies of the nervous system, motor profile of Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum from systematic review, effects of a class project on business knowledge in PT students, effects of whole body vibration and LSVT-BIG on individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, and effects of whole body vibration on balance in an individual with Spinal Cord Injuries. She previously published in the area of physician assistant education as well.  

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