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Robert Henry Deusinger

Robert Henry Deusinger, American physical therapy educator, researcher, clinician. License physical therapist. National Institutes of Health grantee.


  • Deusinger, Robert Henry was born on June 3, 1944 in Newark. Son of Donald Jay and Elizabeth Violet (Lidlow) Deusinger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Slippery Rock State College, Pennsylvania, 1967. Master of Science, University Massachusetts, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1981.


    • Consultant physical therapist Department Orthopedics University Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, 1972-1977. Coordinator kinesiology/pathokinesiology lab, member faculty State University of New York, Buffalo, 1977-1979. Director advanced kinesiology laboratory Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1979-1982, member faculty, since 1979.

      Facility director Medic Center Rehabilitation, 1984-1985. President RSD Enterprises, Allenton, Missouri, since 1985. President RSD Physical Therapy Services, since 1987, Human Resources Institute, since 1987.

      Consultant physical therapist United States Navy Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, 1974. Consultant task force on restructure therapeutic horsemanship, St. Louis, 1982-1983.

    Major achievements

    • License physical therapist.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    President Audobon Residents Council, Amherst, New York, 1978-1979. Served to lieutenant commander United States Naval Reserve, 1969-1972. Member American Physical Therapy Association (New York chapter delegate 1979, secretary orthopaedic section 1982-1984, delegate 1984, president 1985-1987, task force organizational structure since 1987, Outstanding Service award 1984), Missouri Physical Therapy Association (delegate 1980, chairman task force administrative assistant 1986-1987), Foundation Physical Therapy (member board trustees since 1988, trustee, chairman development committee since 1988, member, chairman's roundtable endowment fund task force since 1987).



    Electronics, reading, jogging, basketball, volleyball.


    • Children: Christopher James, Marcus Jay, Leigh Elizabeth. Married Susan Schaefer, March 15, 1980.
    • father: Donald Jay Deusinger
    • mother: Elizabeth Violet (Lidlow) Deusinger
    • spouse: Susan Schaefer
    • children: Christopher James Deusinger
    • Marcus Jay Deusinger
    • Leigh Elizabeth Deusinger
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    Born June 3, 1944
    (age 73)