Dr. Manuel (Tony) A. Domenech is the director of and an associate professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. He is an experienced physical therapist with nearly 40 years of clinical and instructional experience. He is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Previously, he served as regional dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences and assistant program director/associate professor of the DPT program for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; physical medicine chair of the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Orthotic Clinics at Travis Air Force Base; director of Physical Therapy Clinic at Lackland Air Force Base; assistant professor and director of clinical education of the US Army-Baylor graduate physical therapy program; program director of the Air Force’s physical therapy assistant program; and director of the physical therapy clinic at Tinker Air Force Base.
Dr. Domenech’s clinical experience includes positions at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; Medical College of Virginia; and the Tinker, Sheppard, Lackland, Travis, and Randolph Air Force Bases. His research has been published in professional journals such as Physical Therapy, USAF Medical Service Digest, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and PM&R.
Dr. Domenech is an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certified specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is currently active as a ABPTS Orthopaedic Specialty Council member; a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) on-site reviewer; and a Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) Item Bank Review Committee member.