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Benjamin R. Kivlan, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

Instructor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

106 Rangos
Phone: 412.396.4776

Education:

M.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Elon University
BIO

Ben is a graduate of Elon College's Exercise/Sport Science Program, the University of Pittsburgh's Physical Therapy Program, and is currently completing his PhD studies in Rehabilitation Science at Duquesne University. Ben serves on the faculty of the Physical Therapy Department at Duquesne University as an instructor of Human Anatomy. Ben has published research and continues to pursue research interests in the study of musculo-skeletal anatomy, functional performance testing, and post-operative rehabilitation and outcomes. Ben is also recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports and Orthopedic Physical and enjoys treating patients with various sports and orthopedic injuries.

Courses

Anatomy I

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kivlan, BR, Martin RL, Sekiya J.  Response to Diagnostic Injection in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Tears, Chondral Lesions, and Extra-Articular Pathologies.  Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2011; 27 (5): 619-627.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL, Wukich D.  Responsiveness of the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure in Individuals with Diabetes.  The Foot.  2011; 21(2): 84-7.

Klingenstein G., Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Martin HD, Kelly BT.  Hip Injuries in the Overhead Athlete.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2012; 470 (6): 1579-1585.

Carcia CR, Kivlan B, Scibek JS.  Time to Peak Force is Related to Frontal Plane Landing Kinematics in Female Athletes.  Physical Therapy in Sport 2012: 13(2): 73-9.

Carcia, CR, Kivlan B, Scibek JS. The Relationship Betwen Lower Extremity Closed Kinetic Chain Strength & Sagittal Plane Landing Kinematics in Female Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2011; 6 (1): 1-9.

Publications for Clinical Practice

Martin RL & Kivlan BR.  The Hip Complex. In: Levangie PK.  Joint Structure and Function:  A Comprehensive Analysis (5th edition). FA Davis Company. 2011.

Ben Kivlan PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, RobRoy Martin PhD, PT, CSCS, Hal D. Martin, DO, Bryan T. Kelly, MD, Hip Injuries in Baseball in Sports Medicine of Baseball, editors Dines, J (in press). March 2010.

Kivlan, B. Prevention and Overuse Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete.  In: Huges CJ, ed. Orthopedic Management of the Pediatric Athlete.  American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Section.  La Crosse, WI; 2009

Biornaraa J, Kivlan B. Sports Activity Following Total Joint Arthroplasty.  In: Cuoco A, ed. Rehabilitation of the Aging Athlete.  Indianapolis, IN: American Physical Therapy Association Sports Section; 2006.

 Abstracts

Kivlan BR, Martin RL, Clemente FR, Palmer I, Martin HD. Function and Clinical Relevance of the Ligamentum Teres. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(1):A18.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL, Sekiya J.  Response to Diagnostic Injection in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Tears, Chondral Lesions, and Extra-Articular Pathologies. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011; 41(1): A38.

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Wukich D. Responsiveness of the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure in Individuals with Diabetes. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011;41(1): A33.

Carcia CR,  Bickford , Scibek JS, Kivlan B, Langhans MJ. The relationship between frontal plane knee kinematics and thigh muscle activity in female athletes during a landing task. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(1): A100. 

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL. Function and Clinical Relevance of the Ligamentum Teres. February 2012.

International Society of Hip Arthroscopy, Annual Scientific Meeting. Paris, France. An Anatomical Model for the Function of the Legamentum Teres. October 15, 2011.

Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society, Annual Clinical Symposium, Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA. Current Concepts in Evaluation and Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement of the Athlete.  June 11, 2011.

Arthroscopy Association of North America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  Response to Diagnostic Injection in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Tears, Chondral Lesions, and Extra-Articular Pathologies. April 2011.

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting, New Orleans, LA.  Response to Diagnostic Injection in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Tears, Chondral Lesions, and Extra-Articular Pathologies. February 2011.

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.  Responsiveness of the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure in Individuals with Diabetes.  February 2011.

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. Complicated Patient Presentation: Management of a HAGL Lesion in the skeletally immature patient. February 2006.

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Complicated Patient Presentation: The importance of CORE training after ACL graft rejection.  February 2005.

Grand Rounds Presenter at University of Pittsburgh Physical Therapy Department. Pittsburgh, PA 1999.

North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, Greensboro NC. Presenter of original research: the effects of ephedrine on anaerobic power. May 1998.

 

Grants

Pennsylvania Phypsical Therapy Association ReserachGrant.  Functional Testing of the Hlp. $1,000.00, September 1, 2011

Honors/Awards

Anne Pascasio Scholarship Awardee for outstanding scholastic achievement in the School of health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 1999.

Rhodes Scholar Nominee.  Elon College, NC, 1998.

Most Outstanding Sports Medicine Student, Elon College, NC 1998.