Dr. Robert Friberg


Dr. Robert (Bob) Friberg received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Oklahoma University. He has a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in instructional design and technology from The University of Iowa. He has a Master of Education degree in counseling and human development from Hardin-Simmons University. He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC).

Friberg has been involved in clinical practice for over 35 years. His area of expertise is in orthopedics with a special emphasis on chronic pain and vestibular dysfunction. He has his clinical certification (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art. Additionally, Friberg has taught and managed at the university level for many years, including appointments at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, The University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences and Texas Woman’s University. He has been a partner or owned three private practices and currently practices in Abilene.

Friberg has research interests in understanding the central and peripheral nervous system and its tolerance and adaptation to stress, nerve root tension tests, and clinical decision-making using the disablement model and the role of cognitive style in clinical/educational experiences.

PHYT 7305 Clinical Kinesiology I
PHYT 7306 Clinical Kinesiology II
PHYT 7423 Clinical Diagnosis and Management I: Musculoskeletal I
PHYT 7324 Clinical Diagnosis and Management IV: Musculoskeletal II

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