Katie Farrell PT, DSc

Professor

Phone  (503) 352-7258
Email   farrellm@pacificu.edu
A faculty member since 1998

                                                                                     

Education

Certifications

Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, 2009 (via Section on Geriatrics, APTA)

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2000
Practice Without Referral Certification in Oregon, April 2000
NDTA Certification, October 1999
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, 1996

Teaching Responsibilities

DPT 612 Neuromuscular Systems Examination and Interventions I
DPT 613 Neuromuscular Systems Examination and Interventions II
DPT 680 Geriatrics and Gerontology
DPT 790 Evidence Based Capstone Project (team taught course)


Areas of Interest

Aging
Balance and Falls
Dementia
Adult Neuro

Representative 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.

Farrell MK. (2004) Using Functional Assessment and Screening Tools With Frail Older Adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 20(1): 14-20.

Recent Presentations

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, HI.

 

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, OR.

 

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, WA.

 

 

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, OR.

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, NV.

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, NV.

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

 

College of Health Professions Interdisciplinary Case Conference: Continuity of Care from Hospital to Home. April 2008.

College of Health Professions Interdisciplinary Case Conference on Aphasia, October 2007.

Considerations for Care in Nursing Homes. Invited Speaker for the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association “Excellence in Dental Hygiene” Continuing Education Weekend. (3 CEUs) September 15, 2007.

Presentation on Falls in Older Adults, May 24, 2007

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.

Farrell MK, Miller JP, Watson HE, Cicirello NA. Partial body weight support treadmill training improves balance and gait in a frail older adult. Poster presentation accepted at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting. San Diego, CA. Feb 2006.

Gillard AJZ, Rabon JM, Farrell MK, Banaitis DA, Rutt RA. (2004) Predicting Falls in Two Populations of Older Adults.  Platform presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting. Nashville, TN.  Abstract: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2003; 26(3): 35.

Farrell MK, VanSwearingen JM, Brach JS, Probst C. Motor Slowness and Aging. (1997) Platform presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting. Dallas, TX.  

Abstract: Issues on Aging. 1997; 20(1): 20-21.

Grants

Pacific University Faculty Development Grant. Awarded December 2012.

Pacific University Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund for Community Service Grant. Awarded May 2009

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration. Identifying Stroke Camp Northwest as a Certified Carter Partnership and awarding a $10,000 grant. April 2009.

Pacific University Faculty Development Grant. Awarded December 2006.

Pacific University Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund for Community Service Grant. Awarded May 2004.