Kenneth A. Taylor

  • Assistant Professor
    Dr. of Physical Therapy

Dr. Taylor came to Gannon University in October 2018 as an Assistant Professor, having taught in both entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy and post-graduate orthopaedic residency education programs since 2015. He teaches content related to evidence-based practice, evaluation and treatment of the spine, and evaluation and treatment of individuals with amputation and assists in other courses related to orthopaedic intervention. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital Orthopaedic Residency program and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Additionally, Dr. Taylor holds a graduate certificate in Applied Biostatistics and is a Public Health PhD student, concentrating in Epidemiology. Finally, Dr. Taylor is an active member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association, serving in both elected and appointed positions at the District and State level.

Accreditations

  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist: Florida

Courses Taught

Fall:

  • GGDPT 814 Evidence Based Practice I, Lead Instructor
  • GGDPT 844 Evidence Based Practice II, Lead Instructor
  • GGDPT 873 Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention for Integumentary and Multi-System Movement Dysfunction, Individuals with Amputation Content Lecturer
  • GGDPT 875 Advanced Manual and Therapeutic Techniques, Lab Instructor

Spring:

  • GGDPT 887 Clinical Synthesis III, Lead Instructor
  • GGDPT 825/827 Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysfunction of the Spine and Lab, Lead Instructor
  • GGDPT 821/823 Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysfunction of the Lower Extremities and Lab, Lab Instructor
  • GGDPT 828/829 Examination, Evaluation, & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysfunction of the Upper Extremities and Lab, Lab Instructor

Educational History

  • University of South Florida, Doctor of Philosopy in Public Health, Expected Graduation 2021
  • University of South Florida, Graduate Certificate in Applied Biostatisticis, 2016
  • University of Indianapolis, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2014
  • University of Indianapolis, Bachelor of Science, 2012

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2016-2018
  • Instructor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2015-2016
  • Staff Physical Therapist, Optimal Performance and Physical Therapies, Brandon, FL, 2015
  • Per Diem Physical Therapist, PT Solutions, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Tampa, FL, 2015
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Resident, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL, 2014-2015

Professional Societies

  • International Association for the Study of Pain: 2017 – Present
  • Academy of Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, 2015 - Present
  • Federal Physical Therapy Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2014 - 2015
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists: 2013 – Present
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Association, 2011 - 2014
  • Section on Research, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011 - Present
  • Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011 - Present
  • American Physical Therapy Association: 2011 – Present

Scholarship/Research

Dr. Taylor's research interests relate to musculoskeletal pain prevention and interventions at the population-level. He is also interested in pain and musculoskeletal education in healthcare education.

Service

  • Delegate, Florida Delegation, APTA House of Delegates 2018 - Present
  • Representative for Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Opioid Awareness Campaign, Florida Physical Therapy Association, 2018 - Present
  • Research Committee, Florida Physical Therapy Association, 2018 - Present
  • West Central District Chair, Florida Physical Therapy Association, 2016 - Present
  • West Central District Assembly Representative, Florida Physical Therapy Association, 2016 - Present
  • Membership Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2015 - Present
  • West Central District Chief Assembly Representative, Florida Physical Therapy Association, 2015-2016
  • Student Special Interest Group Liaison Committee Chair, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2013 - 2014
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