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John Barr, PT, MA, PhD, FAPTA

Professor Emeritus


Dr. Barr is professor emeritus for the DPT program. 

He specializes in aging/geriatrics; management and administration; and pain.

Read Dr. Barr's CV (pdf)


Education


  • 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

I have an extensive appreciation and understanding of the history of the Physical Therapy Profession, and implications for its future.

Dr. John Barr


Scholarship


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


Honors and Awards

2017 Special Recognition Award, Physical Therapy Department, St. Ambrose University
2017 Graduate Faculty Member of the Year, St. Ambrose University
Catherine Worthingham Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 2012
Department of Physical Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee, College of Health Professions, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2006
Joan Mills Distinguished Service Award, Section on Geriatrics, APTA, 2000
Lucy Blair Service Award, APTA, 1994
Olive C. Farr Distinguished Service Award, IPTA, 1989
Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, APTA, 1987
Mary McMillan Scholarship Award (Doctoral), APTA, 1987

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