Jeff Houck

Jeff Houck, PT, PhD

Director of Research

Professor of Physical Therapy


Jeff Houck has worked in the physical therapy field for more than 20 years. His physical therapy experience includes practice in six U.S. states and Japan. His academic experience is highlighted by 14 years at Ithaca College in upstate New York teaching a variety of courses such as anatomy, clinical orthopedics, quantitative movement analysis, and evidence-based practice.

Houck routinely collaborates with students and faculty on various research efforts, including studies funded by the National Institutes of Health that focus on patients with hip fractures and foot problems. He has also performed research related to sports injuries and for industry sponsors associated with footwear.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy (1987) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He followed that by earning master of science (1996) and doctor of philosophy (1999) degrees in physical therapy from the University of Iowa.

Houck is currently on the International Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He also serves as a reviewer for several orthopedic and biomechanic journals and as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. In addition, he is active in the American Physical Therapy Association, serving on a variety of committees.