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Greg Ernst, PT, Ph.D., ECS
Dr. Greg Ernst, PT, PhD, ECS has been an educator and clinician physical therapist for over 35 years. He received his Masters in Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and PhD in Education/Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. He completed over 24 years of clinical experience, teaching, and leadership as an active duty US Army and US Navy physical therapist. He has held a faculty appointment at UT Health San Antonio since 2006 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Physical Therapy Department. He was Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy for 20 years and also in Clinical Electrophysiology where he maintains that credential. Dr. Ernst has been practicing in the area of clinical electrophysiology for over 30 years and continues this clinical practice. Dr. Ernst is an accomplished teacher. He is a recipient of the UT Health Presidential Teaching Excellence Award and is a two-time recipient of the School of Health Professions Shirlyn McKenzie Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Ernst has numerous peer-reviewed publications and national presentations in orthopedic and clinical electrophysiologic physical therapy.
- 1997 - PhD - Sports Medicine/Education - University of Virginia
- 1984 - MPT - Physical Therapy (Distinguished Honor Graduate) - Baylor University
- 1982 - BS - Physical Education (Summa Cum Laude) - Washington State University
- 1988 - Internship - Clinical Electrophysiology - US Navy
11/2019: Shirlyn B. McKenzie Teaching Excellence Award
02/2016: Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Award of Excellence
10/2015: UT Health Science Center San Antonio Academy of Master Teachers
05/2015: Shirlyn B. McKenzie Teaching Excellence Award
02/2015: UT Health San Anantonio Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award
- 11/2019 - Associate Professor and Chair - University of Texas Health Science Center, Physical Therapy, San Antonio
- 5/2018 - Associate Professor - University of Texas Health Science Center, Physical Therapy, San Antonio
- 1/2011 - Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Residency Program - American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis
- 09/2006 - Assistant Professor - University of Texas Health Science Center, Physical Therapy, San Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 8/2008 - Present, Management of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Dysfunction I, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1/2009 - Present, Management of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Dysfunction II, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 10/2010 - Present, Guest Speaker - Therapeutic Approaches to Pain Management, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 12/2007 - Present, Guest Speaker - OT Process: Adult Biomech Dysfun, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1/2009 - 5/2017, Course Director - Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 4/2010 -4/2015, Guest Speaker - Human Development Across the Lifespan, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1/2012 - Present, Post-Doctoral Student Supervision, American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis
- 8/2011 - 8/2012, Ph.D. Dissertations Directed, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo UT
Research & Grants
My research has primarily focused in the area of clinical electrophysiology, specifically electrodiagnostic testing. Specifically, my work has included looking at electrophysiologic classification systems for carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. I have also explored and published on novel techniques to assess ulnar nerve conduction across the elbow. More recently, I have looked at co-morbidities and other neuropathies associated with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow.
I have also published in the area of rehabilitiation following injury or surgery related to the musculoskeletal system.
2/2018 - Present: Chair, Research Committee; Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management of the APTA
01/2016 - Present: Chair, Board of Directors, Federation of Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation
9/2008 - 2/2011: Vice President, Section on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management of the APTA
08/2008 - 08/2010: Delegate for the Clinical Electrophysiology Section of the APTA
. Electrophysiologic Testing: Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyograph. In: Greathouse DG
Shaffer SW. Primary Care for the Physical Therapist. St. Louise, MO: Elsevier; 2020. p. 241-270.
Bagg M. An unusual radial neuropathy Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy 2019 Jul;49(7):558-558. Greathouse DG
Shaffer SW. GEHS Neurophysiological Classification System for Patients with Neuropathy of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow Army Medical Department Journal 2017 Oct;:26-35. Greathouse DG, Ernst G, Halle JS, Shaffer SW. GEHS Neurophysiological Classification System for Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Army Medical Department Journal 2016 Jan;:60-67. Ernst GP. Belrose A. Eckhardt J. Hild W. Rodriguez L. Does a participant`s perceived self efficacy of healthcare professions improve following a week long informational camp J Allied Health 2014 Sep;43(3):157-161.