John Barr, PT, MA, PhD, FAPTA

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Barr is professor emeritus for the DPT program. 


  • PhD, University of Iowa, Exercise Science
  • MA, University of Iowa, Physical Therapy
  • BS, SUNY UpState Medical College, Physical Therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Iowa

Certifications and Licensure

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Iowa


BarrJO, Wong RA. (Letter to the editor). Lewis CB. On "47th Mary McMillan Lecture: Our future selves; unprecedented opportunities." Phys Ther. 2016;96:1493-1502. Phys Ther. 2017;97:268-269

Kauffman TL, Scott RW, Barr JO, Moran ML (eds). A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation (3rd ed), Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier, Edinburgh, 2014

Barr JO, Wong RA. Preparing students to provide services to older adults. Guest editorial. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2014;28(2):5-6.

Guccione AA, Frost J, Barr JO. Forecasting health care delivery for older adults in the midst of change: Challenges and opportunities for the physical therapy profession in an evolving environment. Expert perspective. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2014;28(2):7-11.

Wong RA, Odom CJ, Barr JO. Building the physical therapy workforce for an aging America. Expert perspective. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2014;28(2):12-21.

Barr JO, Weissenbuehler SA, Cleary CK. Effectiveness and comfort of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for older persons with chronic pain. J Geriatr Phys Ther., 2004; 27(3):93-99

Rakel B, Barr JO. Physical Modalities in Chronic Pain Management. Nursing Clinics of North America, 2003; 38(3):477-494

Brown M, Kern F, Barr JO: How do we look? Aging within the physical therapy Community, with an emphasis on changes in ambulation. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2003; 26(2):17-25

Domholdt E, Stewart JC, Barr JO, Melzer B: Entry level Doctoral Degrees in Physical Therapy: Status as of Spring 2000. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2002; 16(1): 60-68

Wong RA, Barr JO, Farina N, Lusardi M: Evidence Based Practice: A Resource for Physical Therapists. Issues on Aging, 2000; 23(3):19-26

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.