Manuel (Tony) Domenech, PT, DPT, EdD

Program Director, DPT Program—Austin, TX Campus


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Manual Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy, MGH IHP
Doctor of Education, Oklahoma State University
Master of Science in Advanced Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas

Research Interests

Physical Therapy Education
Clinical Reasoning
Management of Spinal Dysfunction
Wound Care

Dr. Manuel (Tony) A. Domenech is the Program Director of and a Professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program on the Austin, TX campus. He attained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas (1976), Master of Science in Advance Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia (1982), Doctor of Education from Oklahoma State University (1985) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (2008). 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.

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 U.S. 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. He served 22 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2004.

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. He served as an ABPTS Board/Orthopaedic Specialty Council member and a Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) Examination Development Committee member. Presently, he serves as an onsite reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), a FSBPT Education Committee member and a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners board member.