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Doctor of Physical Therapy

KevinĀ Farrell

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Professor

Physical Therapy

Health Sciences Center, CHS264
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804

563-333-6405
FarrellKevin@sau.edu

Kevin Farrell, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Farrell serves as Chair of the Orthopaedic Clinical Residency program. He teaches kinesiology/biomechanics, applied anatomy and orthopaedics, as well as courses in the residency program.

Dr. Farrell is a board certified orthopaedic clinical specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He continues in part-time clinical practice and is an Advanced Credential Clinical Instructor.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Iowa
Exercise Science

MA, University of Iowa
Physical Therapy

Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Iowa 

Teaching/Coaching Certification, St. Ambrose University
Natural Science/Mathematics

 

Certifications

  • Credentialed Advanced Clinical Instructor
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2008
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

 

Current Teaching Responsibilities in the Entry-Level Physical Therapy Program

  • DPT 530 Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Fall Semester
  • DPT 720 Musculoskeletal Therapy II Lab, Spring Semester
  • DPT 820 Differential Diagnosis, Spring Semester
  • DPT 984 Clinical Residency Block IV, Fall Semester
  • DPT 900 Radiology, Spring Semester
  • DPT 920 Advanced MS I, Spring Semester
  • DPT 925 Advanced MS II, Fall Semester
  • DPT 981 Clinical Residency Block I, Spring Semester
  • DPT 982 Clinical Residency Block II, Spring Semester
  • DPT 983 Clinical Residency Block III, Summer Semester

 

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Manual Therapy
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Louw A, Farrell K, Zimney K, Feller K, Jones C, Martin B, Rettenmeier M, Theisen, M, Wedeking D. Pain and Decreased Range of Motion in Knees and Shoulders: A Brief Sensory Remapping Intervention. In press: Pain and Rehabilitation - The Journal of the Physiotherapy Pain Association. May 2017.

Farrell KP and Lampe KE. Adhesive Capsulitis and Neural Irritation from Electrical Shock: A Case Report. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 25(1) Feb, 2017; 47-56.

Louw A, Farrell K, Landers M, Barclay M, Goodman E, Gillund J, McCafferey S, Timmerman L. The effect of manual therapy and neuroplasticity education on chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Published online Sept 22, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2016.1231860.

Louw A, Farrell K, Wettach L, Uhl J, Majkowski K, Welding M. Reorganization of lumbar Cortical Maps with Pre-habilitation: A Case Series. New Zealand Physiotherapy Journal. 2015. 43(2)

Cowell A, Levsen M, Farrell K: An Evidence-Based Approach to Treating a Female Patient with Low Back Pain: A Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Dopler J, Levsen M, Farrell K: Atypical Presentation of Lumbar Spine Pathology: A Differential Diagnosis: A Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Professor of the Year, St. Ambrose Graduate Student Government Association, 2012
  • Academic Professor of the Year, St. Ambrose Graduate Student Government Association, 2007
  • Academic Professor of the Year, St. Ambrose Graduate Student Government Association, 2001


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