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Mark Levsen, PT, MA, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Assistant Professor


Teaches Musculoskeletal Therapeutics I and II and Orthotics and Prosthetics. He currently practices part-time in the area of orthopaedic physical therapy. A clinical specialist in sports and orthopaedics, he is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

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Education and Training


  • Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Perth, Western Australia Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • MA, University of Iowa Physical Education
  • Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Iowa Physical Therapy
  • BA, Wartburg College

Areas of Professional Interest


  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy

Recent Publications and Presentations


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)

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

Farrell K: Management of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches through Evidence-Based Physical Therapy: A Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Farrell K, Levsen M: The Use of Lateral Distraction Mobilization with Movement in the Treatment of Acute Lateral Hip Pain in a 13 Year Old Dancer: A Case Study. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Farrell K, Jones C: Use of a Thoracic Spine Manipulation for a Patient with Headaches: A Case Report. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Farrell KP, Levsen MJ. A Case-Based Approach to the Lower Quadrant. St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, March 2011Manual Therapy for The Upper Quadrant, Peoria, IL, Evidence-based, April 2008.

Differential Diagnosis of the Lumbar Spine: A Validation of a Classification System, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, South East Iowa District APTA Meeting, September 2007.


More About Dr. Levsen

Courses Taught
  • DPT 620 Musculoskeletal Therapeutics I, Fall Semester
  • DPT 670 Orthotics and Prosthetics, Spring Semester
  • DPT 720 Musculoskeletal Therapeutics II, Spring Semester
  • DPT 910 Teaching Practicum for Residency Students, Spring Semester
  • DPT 915 Teaching Practicum for Residency Students, Fall Semester
Certifications
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Fellow in American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Honors and Awards
  • St Ambrose University Graduate Faculty of the year 2005-2006
  • St Ambrose University Graduate Faculty of the year 2004-2005 
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association and Foundation Clinical research Award

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