School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy

Roy Osborn

Roy Osborn
Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 317
Phone: 605-677-5119
Born in South Dakota. Educated in South Dakota (BS), North Dakota (MS, DPT) and Nebraska (MS). Spent 20 years on active duty in the US Army. I have been a physical therapist for over 30 years. I have worked at the University of South Dakota since 1997.
Teaching Interests:
Musculoskeletal physical therapy and Anatomy.
Research Interests:
Various aspects of shoulder and knee function/dysfunction in humans
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota, 2007
  • MS, Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1991
  • BS, Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota, 1977
  • BS, Zoology, South Dakota State University, 1971
  • Ekstrom, R., Osborn, R., Exercises for the Trunk, Shoulder, Hip, and Knee: Electromyographic Evidence, Churchill Livingstone, iss. 4, pp. 673-702.
  • Ferley, D. D., Osborn, R., Vukovich, M. D., The Effects of Uphill vs Level-Grade High-Intensity Interval Training on VO2max, VMax, VLT and TMax in Well-Trained Distance Runners, Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
  • Ekstrom, R., Osborn, R., (2012), Electromyographic normalization procedures for determining exercise intensity of closed chain exercises for the quadriceps femoris muscles, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, vol. 26, iss. 3, pp. 766-771. (DOI: March, 2012)
  • Ekstrom, R., Osborn, R., (2012), Measurement of Supraspinatus Muscle Contraction Using Ultrasound Imaging, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol. 42, iss. 1, p. A8.
  • Baumgarten, K., Osborn, R., Schweinle, W., J, E., D, S., A novel technique for determining scapular substitution: A case-control and inter-rater reliability study., International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.
  • Ekstrom, R., Osborn, R., (2011), Muscle Length Testing and Electromyographic Evidence for Manual Strength Testing and Exercises for the Shoulder, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, iss. 5th, pp. 329-349.
Awards and Honors:
  • The School of Health Sciences Faculty Research Achievement Award, The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, 2012
  • The Dr. Roy Osborn Lifelong Learner Award, The University of South Dakota Physical Therapy Department, 2011