ROBIN L. MARCUS, PhD portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College Of Health
  • Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Research Keywords

  • Effects of Chronic Eccentric Ergometry on Muscle Size and Insulin Sensitivity in Post-Menopausal Females
  • Effects of Chronic Eccentric Ergometry on Functional Outcome After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Relationship Between Excessive Tibial Torsion and ACL Injury in Females


  • Research Information Exchange: American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA. , , 2010.
  • Exploiting Exercise and Motor Control Physiology To Optimize Outcomes, American Physical Therapy Association, Utah Chapter Annual Conference, Layton, UT. , , 2009.
  • 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference: Updates in Geriatrics: Crossing Disciplines and Distance. Aging and Fat: The Obvious and Not so Obvious Depots and Impact. , , 2009.
  • Neuropathy and You: Exercise and Neuropathy. University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center and The Neuropathy Association Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. , , 2009.
  • Research Information Exchange, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. , , 2009.
  • Utah Diabetes Alliance, Resistance Exercise for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Practical Advice for Providers. , , 2008.
  • Evidence Based Approach to Lumbar Stabilization Exercise, Southern New Zealand Physiotherapy Annual Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand. , , 2005.
  • Eccentric Exercise Training in Rehabilitation, Center for Contemporary Rehabilitaiton Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2005.
  • Eccentric Exercise Training Applied to The Older Patient, Center on Aging, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2005.
  • The Positives of Negatives, Utah Chapter, American Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2004.
  • New Approaches in Patellofemoral Rehabilitation, The Metcalf 2004 Memorial Meeting, Sun Valley, ID. , , 2004.
  • Interdisciplinary Gerontology Seminar: The Positives of Negatives: Resistance Exercise in the Elderly, Gerontology Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2009.
  • Geriatrics Research Conference, Aging and Fat: The Obvious and Not so Obvious Depots and Impact, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2008.
  • Center on Aging Annual Research Retreat, Mechanisms of Glucose Utilization in Elders with Type 2 Diabetes, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2008.
  • Utah Gerontological Society Conference, Practical Aspects of Exercise and Mobility in Older Adults, Midway, Utah. , , 2007.
  • University of Utah, Center on Aging, Annual Research Retreat, Poster Presentation: Increasing intramuscular fat: A consequence of aging, impairment, or both? , , 2007.
  • Primary Care Research Center Symposium, Metabolic and Fall Risk Factors in Stroke Survivors, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2006.
  • Facilitating Mobilization and Manipulation in clinical Education: Encouraging Intern Applications, Northwest Intermountain Consortium Clinical Education Conference, The University of Utah. , , 2003.
  • Exercise not equal to Motor Skill Acquisition: Motor Learning Strategies in Orthopedics, Utah Chapter APTA, Annual Conference, Park City, Utah. , , 2000.
  • Family Practice Grand Rounds: Low Back Pain, A Family Practice Perspective, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2000.
  • Biomechanical Considerations in Shoulder Rehabilitation, SportsMed Annual Orthopedic Study Series, Bountiful, Utah. , , 1998.
  • Musculoskelital Assesment of the Shoulder, Knee and Ankle, University of Utah FNP Program, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 1996.
  • Arthrofibrosis of the Knee at the Knee Rehabilitation Update, SportsMed Annual Orthopedic Study Series, Bountiful, Utah. , , 1996.
  • Arthritis Functional Assessment Tools, Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Clinical Practice Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 1996.
  • Enhancing Treatment Planning Using a Case Report Format, University of Utah Annual Clinical Educator's Workshop, Park City, Utah. , , 1993.
  • Evaluation of the Foot, Arthritis Health Professions Association, San Antonio, Texas. , , 1993.
  • Utilization of Physical Therapy Services by the Family Practitioner, Family Practice Update, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 1992.
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation, Non-Operative and Post-Operative, The Fifth Annual University of Utah Sports Medicine Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 1991.
  • Pre-Season Ski Conditioning, Mountainland Physical Therapy Ski Conference, Park City, Utah. , , 1989.
  • Disability and Functional Integration, Dealing With the Psychosocial Needs of Disabled Patients: A Holistic Perspective, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 1986.
  • Exercise and the Older Patient with Diabetes, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA. , , 2006.


  • English, Fluent.


  • Dibble LE, Foreman KB, Addison O, Marcus RL, LaStayo PC (date unknown). Postural control differs between Parkinson disease sub-types. Accepted, .
  • Kidde J, Marcus RL, Dibble LE, Smith S, LaStayo PC (date unknown). Regional Muscle and Whole Body Composition Factors Related to an Older Individual's Level of Mobility: A Review. Vol. 61, 197-209. Accepted, .
  • Meier WA, Marcus RL, Dibble LE, Foreman KB, Peters CL, Mizner RL, LaStayo PC (date unknown). The Long-Term Contribution of Muscle Activation and Muscle Size to Quadriceps Weakness Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Vol. 32, 35-38. Accepted, .