Kyle Adams, PT, DPT
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Kyle Adams is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Baylor University in Waco, TX. He received his Master of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 2001, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2008. He became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2004, board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 2005, completed a fellowship in manual therapy through Evidence in Motion in 2011, and completed a therapeutic pain specialist certification program with Evidence in Motion in 2017. He is currently enrolled in a DSc PT program at Bellin College in Green Bay, WI, with anticipated graduation in 2024.
Prior to his time at Baylor, he spent 15 years as a full-time clinician in 2 different outpatient orthopedic private practices, and 1 year as the director of an orthopedic residency and spine fellowship program. He also spent 11 years serving as an adjunct faculty member at different entry-level PT programs and 9 years teaching post-professional courses around the United States, covering the topics of orthopedic physical therapy, manual therapy, exercise, and pain science.
His scholarly agenda involves projects related to educational research, manual therapy instruction, musculoskeletal examination and treatment, biophysical agents, pain sciences, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He recently received his first grant related to educational research, authored a book chapter, presented several times at national conferences, had a couple manuscripts published, and has several additional projects already accepted or currently under review.
Current Research Interests
- Low back pain and clinician beliefs
- Predictors of academic success in DPT education
- Orthopedic physical therapy
Current Courses Taught
- DPT 6410 Human Anatomy I
- DPT 6210 Therapeutic Interventions II
- DPT 6440 Musculoskeletal Practice II
- DPT 6460 Musculoskeletal Practice IV
- DPT 6250 Integrative Pain Sciences