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SBU Physical Therapy Department

Kelly Coleman

Kelly Coleman
Kelly Coleman, PT, DPT, OCS
Kelly Coleman
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
Warren B. Davis Family Physical Therapy Center, 121
Bolivar, MO 65613

Current Research

Recent Scholarly Publications and Presentations

  1. Coleman K, Beck C. Evidence-Guided Physical Therapy Intervention for Levofloxacin-Associated Peripheral Neurological Degeneration: A Case Study Poster Presentation. Missouri Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 12, 2013.
  2. Coleman K. Screening of the Popliteal Artery by a Soft Tissue Technique may suggest a Physical Therapy Treatment Intervention: A Case Study. Poster Presentation. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; San Diego, CA, January 21-24, 2013.
  3. Coleman K. Case Study of an Avulsion Fracture of the Ischial Tuberosity in a 15-Year-Old Dancer: The Use of Orthopedic Principles, Educational Fear Combatants, and Motor Control and Learning Theory. Poster Presentation. Missouri Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting; Kansas City, MO, April 15, 2011.

Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU?

I enjoy the environment of SBU. Not only do I appreciate the commitment to academic excellence but also admire the commitment to the Christian worldview. As a faculty member, I feel free to discuss my past and current experiences in treating the whole person, including the spiritual needs of patients. SBU attracts many high quality students with the standard of Christian character. These quality students make teaching at SBU a joy. I am also able to keep my clinical skills current with part-time clinical practice.

Educational and Professional Background

I originally came through PT school at a time when physical therapists were bachelor trained (University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1984). In 2009, I earned specialist recognition as a Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the ABPTS. In August 2010, I completed a transitional doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO. I have over 20 years experience as a clinical instructor and a coordinator of clinical education. This experience helped prepare me for my current position as an Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE). I have also been a private practice owner for over 20 years and this allows me to bring a practical real-world background into my teaching at SBU.