Katie Farrell, PT, DSc

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Phone Number: 
503-352-7258

Teaching Responsibilities

DPT 612 | Neuromuscular Systems Examination and Interventions I

DPT 613 | Neuromuscular Systems Examination and Interventions II

DPT 680 | Geriatrics and Gerontology

Areas of Interest

Aging

Balance and Falls

Interprofessional Practice

Education

DSc, Geriatrics, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, 2008

MS, Neuroscience Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1996

BS Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University, 1990

Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, 2009
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2000-2010
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, 1996-2006

Publications

Buhler AV, Farell MK, Fuentes DG, Scott BJ, Shaffer K, Von M. An interprofessional case conference on Alzheimer’s disease: teaching students in the health professions to work together. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2011;25(3): 223-225.

Farrell MK, Rutt RA, Lusardi MM, Williams AK. Are scores on the PPT useful in determination of risk of future falls in individuals with dementia? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2011; 34(2):57-63.

Farrell MK, Rutt RA, Lusardi MM, Williams AK. Reliability of the physical performance test in people with dementia. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2010; 28(2): 144-153.

Presentations

Coffey B, Farrell MK, Hogan AE. (2016) The Application of an Inter-professional Balance Clinic (A Case Presentation). Platform presentation at the American Balance Society’s Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.

Coffey B, Farrell MK, Hogan AE. (2016) An Optometrist, an Audiologist, and a Physical Therapist walk into a bar….and create a new Inter-professional Balance Clinic Model: Exploring the Patient and Student Emphasis. Platform presentation at the American Balance Society’s Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.

Coffey B, Farrell MK, Hogan AE. (April, 2015) Deciphering the complex nature of balance and vestibular dysfunction. 6 hour CE course through Pacific University College of Health Professions Continuing Interprofessional Education.

Hawley-Gamer J, Farrell MK. (2015) Progressive resistive training for patients with high disability multiple sclerosis: A review of the literature. Poster presentation at the Oregon Physical Therapy Association’s Spring Conference. Portland, OR.

Thacker E, Farrell MK. (2015) A review of the evidence on the effect of adding lower extremity electrical stimulation to physical therapy intervention for patients with chronic hemiparesis following a stroke. Poster presentation at the Oregon Physical Therapy Association’s Spring Conference. Portland, OR.

Farrell MK, Braga T, Ford J, Koebel E, Paruszkiewicz K. (2014) Evidence based review of short wave diathermy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis pain for residents of skilled nursing facilities. Poster presentation at the Oregon Physical Therapy Association’s Spring Conference. Portland, OR.

Reisch RA, Farrell MK. (2011) Evidence-based practice analysis of the effectiveness of behavioral interventions for urinary incontinence in residents of skilled nursing facilities. Poster accepted for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, La.

Farrell MK, Hunt L, Krusen N. (2010) Preventing falls- a proactive approach to help older adults age in place. Panel presentation at the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society’s 16th Biennial Conference: Preparing for the Aging Tsunami. Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Neal MB, Abushakrah J, Farrell MK. (2010) Pursuing a Gerontological Education to Serve an Aging Society. Panel presentation at the Oregon Gerontological Association’s Annual Conference; Shaping the future of Gerontology: Education, Inquiry, and Practice. Portland, Ore.

Buhler AV, Farrell MK, Fuentes D, Scott BJ, Shaffer K, Von M. (2010) Teaching Pharmacy Students How to Work Within Inter-Professional Teams.  Poster presentation at the AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars. Seattle, Wash.

Farrell MK, Rutt RA, Lusardi MM, Williams AK. (2010) Usefulness of the PPT in people with dementia. Poster presentation at the Oregon Physical Therapy Association’s Spring Conference. Eugene, Ore. College of

Health Professions Interdisciplinary Case Conference on Dementia. April 2009.

Farrell MK, Rutt RA, Lusardi MM, Williams AK. (2009) Are scores on the PPT useful in determination of risk of future falls in individuals with dementia? Platform presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, Nev. 

Abstract: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2009; 32(1).

Farrell MK, Rutt RA, Williams AK, Lusardi MM. (2009) Reliability of the physical performance test in people with dementia. Poster presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, Nev. 

Farrell MK. (2007) Considerations for Care in Nursing Homes. Invited Speaker for the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association “Excellence in Dental Hygiene” Continuing Education Weekend. (3 CEUs)

Farrell MK. (2007) Presentation on Falls in Older Adults. Invited Speaker for the Meals on Wheels Association of Oregon Regional Conference. A training conference for site managers, program administrators, and client service providers for senior nutrition programs in AK, ID, OR, and WA.

Grants/Awards

Lemoncello R, Frost M, Foidel S, Farrell MK. Intercollegiate Collaborative Grant.
$3,000. Interprofessional Rehabilitation Cases: Collaborating to Improve Quality of Care. Awarded July 2016

Farrell MK, Cicirello NC, Ourada V. Pacific University Faculty Development Grant
$3,000. Creating video library to enhance student learning. Awarded December 2012.

Farrell MK, Rogers SL. Pacific University Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund for Community Service Grant. $1,000. Grant used to offset the cost of student participation in Stroke Camp.

Awarded May 2009.

Fox L, Farrell MK. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration. $10,000. Identifying Stroke Camp Northwest as a Certified Carter Partnership between Pacific University and Portland State University. Awarded April 2009.

Office Location: 
Creighton Hall 350
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