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Kerry K. Gilbert Sc.D. PT

Associate Professor and Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

EDUCATION

1993 Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - University of Texas, Austin, TX

1997 Master of Physical Therapy - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

2004 Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

BOARD CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE

  • Texas License: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (1997)
  • Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT) - International Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine - United States, Tucson, AZ (2000)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Lumbosacral nerve displacement and strain
  • Fluid dynamics of nerve tissue
  • Neurodynamic testing and treatment

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Lebow J, Gilbert KK, Tidwell J. Perspectives on acute low back pain management in primary care. Acute Care Perspectives; Winter 2007; 16(4): 12-18.

Gilbert KK, Brismee JM, Collins D, James CR, Shah RV, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS. 2006 Young Investigator Award Winner: Lumbosacral nerve root displacement and strain: Part 1- A novel measurement technique during straight leg raise in unembalmed cadavers. SPINE; 2007; 32 (14): 1513-1520.  

Gilbert KK, Brismee JM, Collins D, James CR, Shah RV, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS. 2006 Young Investigator Award Winner: Lumbosacral nerve root displacement and strain: Part 2- A comparison of two straight leg raise conditions in unembalmed cadavers. SPINE; 2007; 32 (14): 1521-1525.

Brismée JM, Gilbert KK, Isom K, Hall R, Leathers B, Sheppard N, Sawyer S, Sizer PS. Rate of False Positive Using the Cyriax Release Test for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in an Asymptomatic Population. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 2004; 12(2):73-81.

Sizer PS, Phelps V, Gilbert K. Diagnosis and Management of the Painful Shoulder. Part 2: Examination, Interpretation and Management. Pain Practice. 2003; 3(2): 152-185.

Sizer P, Phelps V, Gilbert K. Diagnosis and Management of the Painful Shoulder. Part 1: Clinical Anatomy and Pathomechanics. Pain Practice. 2003; 3 (1): 39-57.

Brown C, Gilbert KK, Brismee JM, James CR, Smith, MP, Sizer PS. The effects of neurodynamic mobilization on fluid dynamics within the tibial nerve at the ankle: An unembalmed cadaveric study. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 2011; 19:26-34.

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