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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

reality outstanding teaching

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, ibid
Physical Therapy

Certificate in Physical Therapy, ibid 

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

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)

Cassidy M, Levsen M, Farrell K: Management of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches through Evidence-Based Physical Therapy: 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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