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Kimberly Castle, PT, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 706-867-2945

Office: Health and Natural Sciences, 468, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Neurology (Pediatric)


Dr. Castle is an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Department in the College of Health Sciences and Professions at the University of North Georgia. Her teaching expertise is in neuroscience, motor behavior, pediatric and adult neurological physical therapy. Dr. Castle was previously a tenured member of the physical therapy faculty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Castle’s research focuses on congenital muscular torticollis and physical therapy interventions for children with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. She holds board certification as a pediatric clinical specialist and she has a private practice, Leading Edge Pediatric Therapy, in Dawsonville, Georgia.


  • Research Fellowship, Research, Mayo Clinic Motion Analysis Lab, 2003
  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
  • M.S., Therapeutic Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
  • BHS, Physical Therapy, University of Kentucky, 1981


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Castle KB, Kernozek TW, Warren E. (2020) Two-dimensional versus three-dimensional measurement of infant cervical active motion, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2020.1790069

Franklin DM, Castle KB, Walton-Mouw R (2020) Early-Detection and Treatment of Torticollis in Infants Using Augmented Reality. In Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications II. T. Ahram et al. (Eds.): Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Christensen E, Castle K, Hussey E. (2015) Clinical feasibility of 2-dimensional video analysis of active cervical motion in congenital muscular torticollis. Ped Phys Ther 27(3): 276-283.

Gay A, Harbst K, Hansen DK, Laskowski ER, Berger RA, Kaufman KR (2011). Effect of partial wrist denervation on wrist kinesthesia: wrist denervation does not impair proprioception. J Hand Surg 36 (11): 1774-1779.

Gay A, Harbst K, Kaufman KR, Hansen DK, Laskowski ER, Berger RA (2010). New method of measuring wrist joint position sense avoiding cutaneous and visual inputs. J Neuroeng Rehab 7:5.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Presentations

K.B. Castle, K. Wright, V. Meier. Adjustable Pelvis and Lower Limb Model to Teach Developmental Biomechanics. poster presentation at APTA Combined Sections – originally scheduled for Orlando, Florida converted to virtual in February 2021.

K.B. Castle. A. Duckett, F. Pham-Reynolds, A. Przybyla. Measurement Tool to Assist with Documentation of Infant Active Neck Motion. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Virtual Conference Practice Fair Virtual Presentation, November 2020.

K.B. Castle, M. Gil, K. Guest. Evaluation of Active Cervical Motion in Congenital Muscular Torticollis. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Virtual Conference Practice Fair Virtual Presentation, November 2020.

S. Klappa, S.A. McCall, K.B. Castle, D.J. Walsh, R. Walton-Mouw. Formula for Community Inclusion = D3STAR: Drumming, Dogs, and Dance. APTA NEXT 2020 Annual Conference, 06/06/2020, virtual with Q&A session online 07/23/2020.

M.E. Oesterle, T.A. Conner-Kerr, K.B. Castle, A. Flaming, J. Steward  L.A. Sheeley, H.. Dixon, D. Bialonska. It’s All in the Glue:  Effect of Kinesiotape on the Growth of Staphylococcus Aureus.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), 02/15/2020, Denver, Colorado.

S. Klappa, K.B. Castle, S.A. McCall, D. Walsh, R. Walton-Mouw. Global Health: Applying SEED-SCALE Model of Community Empowerment Locally. APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), 02/14/2020, Denver, Colorado.

T. Conner-Kerr; K.B. Castle, M.E. Oesterle, A. Przybyla.  Creative Design Threads Innovation into a DPT Curriculum. 2018 Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Annual Conference, 10/10/18, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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