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Kevin Gard

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Kevin Gard

PT, DPT

Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of Operations, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

Kevin Gard PT, DPT, has been part of the Drexel faculty since 1998. He directs the day-to-day operations of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and primarily teaches in the musculoskeletal components of the curriculum. In addition, he leads the department’s clinical practice operations which includes sites on the University City Campus and at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services. Gard is board certified as a specialist in orthopaedics and has a particular interest in running. He performs biomechanical evaluations of running and conducts scholarship related to running as part of the Running Performance and Research Center. Gard also serves the University as the faculty athletic representative (FAR). In that capacity, Gard works to promote academic integrity in intercollegiate athletics, facilitate the integration of the athletic and academic components of the collegiate community and oversees institutional control of athletics on campus.

Professional Society

Member, American Physical Therapy Association

Selected Publications

Gard, K. & Ebaugh, D. (2010). Case Report: The Use of Acetic Acid Iontophoresis in the Management of a Soft Tissue Injury. North American Journal of Sports Medicine, 5(4):220-226.

Gard, K. (2007). When a Runner Presents with Right Knee Pain. Arthritis Practitioner, 3(5):40-41.

Gard, K., Finocchiaro, J., & Ebaugh, D. (2006). Interrater Reliability of a Proposed Scapular Classification System. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 36:OPL 24 (abstract).

Epstein, D., Gard, K., & Ebaugh, D. (2006). Eccentric Training for the Treatment of Patellar Tendinosis: A Case Study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 36:OPL 47 (abstract).

Gard, K., Ebaugh, D., Bilgin, S., & Sakaitis, C. (2005). Interrater Reliability of a Proposed Scapular Classification System. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 35:A7 (abstract).

Grant participation:

Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions DARE Cell2Society Pilot Study: Aerobic Exercise to Improve Health Status and Drug Target Development in Aging, $6600

United States National Academy of Medicine Catalyst Award: Aerobic Exercise to Improve Health Status and Drug Target Development in Aging, February 2020

Research Interests

Orthopaedics and running

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Master of Physical Therapy
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA