Elaine Lonnemann, PT, DPT, MTC

Interim Associate Dean, PT Programs


Distance Programs


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Manual Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Louisville

Research Interests

Interprofessional collaboration
Manual therapy
Pain management
Primary care physical therapy
Spinal disorders
Sacroiliac dysfunctions

Dr. Elaine Lonnemann has served as a contributing faculty member in online courses for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 2002. She has been involved in teaching in the distance education program with the University since 1998. She is also an associate professor at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Lonnemann has worked as a physical therapist at Northside Hospital and Sullivan Center in East Tennessee, Flagler Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital, and Roane Physical Therapy in Rockwood, Tennessee. She was a co-owner of Physical Therapy Works in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

Dr. Lonnemann has published work about manual therapy in Manual Therapy, and about joint manipulation and interprofessional collaboration in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Physical Therapy. She has also co-authored a number of textbook chapters in the third edition of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets and the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor. She has co-presented regularly at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) annual conference, addressing topics including manipulation in education and advocacy.