Kyle Cottone

Kyle Cottone

Assistant Professor in Residence

    Olin Hall 342
    (309) 677-3258
   kcottone@bradley.edu

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University
BS in Molecular and Integrated Physiology from University of Illinois

Biography

The majority of post graduate career I have work as a Physical Therapist in an outpatient orthopedic setting. I had the opportunity early on to complete an Orthopedic Residency Program. This is where I began to find a love of teaching. During this Residency I was able to be a lab assistant for orthopedic classes in the DPT program. I was also introduced to clinical mentoring and after completion was able to become a residency mentor. Later in my career I also was able to progress into an Orthopedic Manual Fellowship Program. This program continued to foster my love of teaching as it allowed me to teach, lab assist, and develop course material. In August of 2021 I was hired on as full-time core faculty in the PT departmenthere at Bradley Universitywhere I have had the amazing opportunity to teach in many of the orthopedic focused courses.I also continue to work PRN at OSF in their outpatient PT department.

Teaching

  • PT 636-Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I
    • This lecture and laboratory course is designed to provide the student with the abilities to apply, analyze, and synthesize the basic science of orthopaedic physical therapy as it relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The focus of this course is examination and evaluation techniques, as well as program planning and treatment interventions for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders involving the appendicular skeleton.
  • PT 640-Clinical Science I
    • The anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological musculoskeletal system, along with specialized examination, assessment and intervention strategies for the musculoskeletal system
  • PT 700-Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II
    • This lecture and laboratory course is designed to provide the student with the abilities to apply, analyze, and synthesize the basic science of orthopaedic physical therapy as it relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The focus of this course is examination and evaluation techniques, as well as program planning and treatment interventions for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders involving the axial skeleton.
  • PT 770 -Applied Exercise Principles
    • A course composed of lecture/discussion on the scientific basis and evidence supporting the use of various exercise techniques, as well as practical application and hands-on experience performing and completing these exercise techniques and applications correctly. Th
      • PT 636-Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I
        • This lecture and laboratory course is designed to provide the student with the abilities to apply, analyze, and synthesize the basic science of orthopaedic physical therapy as it relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The focus of this course is examination and evaluation techniques, as well as program planning and treatment interventions for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders involving the appendicular skeleton.
      • PT 640-Clinical Science I
        • The anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological musculoskeletal system, along with specialized examination, assessment and intervention strategies for the musculoskeletal system
      • PT 700-Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II
        • This lecture and laboratory course is designed to provide the student with the abilities to apply, analyze, and synthesize the basic science of orthopaedic physical therapy as it relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The focus of this course is examination and evaluation techniques, as well as program planning and treatment interventions for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders involving the axial skeleton.
      • PT 770 -Applied Exercise Principles
        • A course composed of lecture/discussion on the scientific basis and evidence supporting the use of various exercise techniques, as well as practical application and hands-on experience performing and completing these exercise techniques and applications correctly. Therapeutic, training, and performance enhancement approaches to exercise will be addressed
      erapeutic, training, and performance enhancement approaches to exercise will be addressed

Scholarship

  • Currently involved in a research study looking at utilization of US imaging to assess biomechanics of the tempomandibular in healthy individuals
  • 1styear DPT student research project looking into knowledge translation and therapist perception of continuing education.
  • Strong interest in how we take the research that is done in academia and implement it into the clinic. With constant changes in what is “best care” and evidence-based care it can be a struggle to keep all clinicians up to speed. One of the big questions is how do we effectively and efficiently translate that information to clinicians
  • Strong interest in clinical reasoning and orthopedic manual physical therapyService
  • Admissions committee for the DPT graduate programMember of the search committee for the Executive Director of the Cullom-Davis Library

Licensures and Certifications

  • OCS-Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • FAAOMPT-Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist