Niki Munk, PhD, LMT

Niki Munk

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences

Phone: 317-278-8658
Fax: 317-274-4723


Education & Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Gerontology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2009
  • 600 Hour Certificate in Massage Therapy, Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Lexington, KY, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1998

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Massage integration into usual, primary, and/or rehabilitative care across the lifecourse
  • Massage therapy for chronic pain, specifically musculoskeletal pain and phantom limb
  • Research literacy in massage therapy practice and education, evidence-based practice and practice-based/informed evidence
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Non-practitioner applied therapeutic massage
  • Treatment theory development and experimental design for practitioner applied interventions

Teaching Activities

  • W660—Rehabilitation Theories and Applications
  • W220—Aging and the Older Adult
  • W370—Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
  • Guest Lecturer for Physical Therapy Department—Trigger Point Therapy
  • Guest Lecturer for the Physician Assistance Program—Massage Therapy and Gerontology Seminars

Peer-Reviewed Publications