Dr. Farrell is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He serves as chair of the Orthopaedic Clinical Residency program.
He teaches musculoskeletal content as well as courses in the residency program and assists in several other entry-level courses.
He continues in part-time clinical practice and is an Advanced Credentialed 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
Areas of Professional Interest
- Manual Therapy
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Credentialed Advanced Clinical Instructor
- Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2008
- Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists,
- Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Recent Publications and Presentation
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)
More About Dr. Farrell
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
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