LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2011) — UK HealthCare announces the appointment of Dean Hanlon to the role of supervisor of the UK Sports Physical Therapy Clinic. Hanlon will oversee the daily operations of the Sports Physical Therapy Clinic while also actively treating patients at the Perimeter Drive clinic location. "I am excited to join such a dedicated team here at UK Sports Physical Therapy," Hanlon said. "With the close interaction among all our staff in conjunction with input from the sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers, the care our patients receive is second to none." Hanlon comes to UK from Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where he was the manager of outpatient therapy services for three years. While there, he practiced the ASTYM methodology as a certified provider. This augmented soft tissue mobilization technique is an evidence-based rehabilitation process designed to effectively treat chronic tendon disorders and scar tissue. Prior to that, he worked at KORT Physical Therapy in Lexington. He was also a senior staff physical therapist for more than five years at Yampa Valley Medical Center’s SportsMed in Steamboat Springs, Colo., where he worked in outpatient physical therapy and in the emergency department, focusing on acute orthopedic and sports injuries. Hanlon earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master's degree in management and policy with an advanced certificate in health care management at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical therapy at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2001. His clinical interests include sports rehabilitation and treatment utilizing his manual therapy skills.