Benjamin Kivlan

Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

106 Rangos
Phone: 412.396.4776
kivlanb@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Duquesne University
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Elon University
BIO

Bio
Ben joined the full-time faculty of the Physical Therapy Department in July, 2013. He is a graduate of Elon College's Exercise/Sport Science Program, the University of Pittsburgh's Physical Therapy Program, and completed his PhD studies in Rehabilitation Science at Duquesne University. Ben instructs students enrolled in the graduate programs for Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy students in Human Anatomy and oversees operations of the Human Cadaver Laboratory. He also teaches Physical Therapy students in Orthopedic Science. Ben has published several research articles on the topic of musculoskeletal 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. His clinical interests and expertise are in pediatric sports medicine, hip, shoulder, and knee rehabilitation, injury prevention programs, and use of Astym® therapy to enhance clinical practice. In addition to his academic and clinical responsibilities, Ben serves as the Chairperson of the Hip Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, Research Coordinator for the Multi-Center Arthoscopic Study of the Hip (MASH), and is recognized as a national and international speaker with expertise in topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the hip joint and the pediatric athlete.

Expertise
Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes
Functional Testing
Non-arthritic Hip Pain

Courses

Anatomy I/Lab (HLTS 470)

Histology (co-instructor) (HLTS 435)

Orthopedic Science - Upper Extremity/Lab (PHYT 519)

Publications

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo Jr JP, Van Thiel G, Matsuda D, Carreira DS. Defining Variations in Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Using the 12-Item International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT-12). The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 Apr;48(5):1175-80.

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo JP, Van Thiel G, Matsuda D, Carreira DS. A tiered system using substantial clinical benefit and patient acceptable symptomatic state scores to evaluate 2-year outcomes of hip arthroscopy with the Hip Outcome Score. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2020 Feb 3.

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo Jr JP, Ellis TJ, Van Thiel G, Matsuda D, Carreira DS. Unique Substantial Clinical Benefit Values for the 12-Item International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT-12) Based on Preoperative Level of Function. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2020 Jan 7.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL. Editorial Commentary: A-version to a Pain in the Butt-Structural and Dynamic Determinants of Posterior Hip Pain. Arthroscopy 2020; 36 (1), 156-158.

Harris JD, Mather RC, Nho SJ, Salvo JP, Stubbs AJ, Van Thiel GS, Wolff AB, Christoforetti JJ, Ellis TJ, Matsuda DK, Kivlan BR. Reliability of hip range of motion measurement among experienced arthroscopic hip preservation surgeons. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2019 Dec 12.

Matsuda DK, Kivlan BR, Nho SJ, Wolff AB, Salvo Jr JP, Christoforetti JJ, Ellis TJ, Carreira DS. Arthroscopic outcomes as a function of acetabular coverage from a large hip arthroscopy study group. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2019 Aug 1;35(8):2338-45.

Kivlan BR, Carroll L, Burfield A, Enseki KR, Martin RL. Length change of the iliofemoral ligament during tests for anterior microinstability of the hip joint: a cadaveric validity study. International journal of sports physical therapy. 2019 Jul;14(4):613.

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo Jr JP, Ellis TJ, Van Thiel G, Matsuda D, Carreira DS. Minimal Clinically Important Difference and Substantial Clinical Benefit Values for a Pain Visual Analog Scale After Hip Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2019 Jun 14.

Martin RR, McDonough C, Enseki K, Kohreiser D, Kivlan BR. Clinical relevance of the ligamentum teres: a literature review. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2019 Jun 1;14(3).

Kivlan BR, Martin RL, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo Jr JP, Ellis TJ, Van Thiel G, Matsuda D, Carreira DS. The Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State of the 12-Item International Hip Outcome Tool at 1-Year Follow-Up of Hip-Preservation Surgery. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2019 Apr 15.

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo Jr JP, Ellis TJ, Van Thiel G, Matsuda DK, Carreira DS. Minimal clinically important difference and substantial clinical benefit values for the 12-item International Hip Outcome Tool. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2019 Feb 1;35(2):411-6.

McGovern RP, Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ. Non-operative management of individuals with non-arthritic hip pain: a literature review. International journal of sports physical therapy. 2019 Feb;14(1):135.

McGovern RP, Christoforetti JJ, Martin RL, Phelps AL, Kivlan BR. Evidence for Reliability and Validity of Functional Performance Testing in the Evaluation of Nonarthritic Hip Pain. Journal of athletic training. 2019 Mar 4.

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo JP, Ellis TJ, Van Thiel G, Matsuda DK, Carreira DS. The Impact of Depression on Patient Outcomes in Hip Arthroscopy. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018 Nov 8;6(11):2325967118806490

McGovern RP, Martin RL, Christoforetti JJ, Kivlan BR. Evidence-based procedures for performing the single leg squat and step-down tests in evaluation of non-arthritic hip pain: a literature review. International journal of sports physical therapy. 2018 Jun;13(3):526.

Martin RL, McGovern RP, Martin HD, Kivlan BR. A mechanism for ligamentum teres injuries in femoroacetabular impingement: an anatomical study. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2018 Apr 1;13(2) 208-213.

Salvo JP, Nho SJ, Wolff AB, Christoforetti JJ, Van Thiel GS, Ellis TJ, Matsuda DK, Kivlan BR, Chaudhry ZS, Carreira DS. Sex-Dependent Differences in Preoperative, Radiographic, and Intraoperative Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroscopy: Results From the Multicenter Arthroscopic Study of the Hip Group. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2018 Mar 1;34(3):844-52.

Matsuda DK, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo Jr JP, Christoforetti JJ, Kivlan BR, Ellis TJ, Carreira DS, Hip Dysplasia: Prevalence, Associated Findings, and Procedures From Large Multicenter Arthroscopy Study Group. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2018 Feb 1;34(2):444-53.

Martin R, Martin HD, Kivlan BR. Nerve entrapment in the hip region: current concepts review. International journal of sports physical therapy. 2017 Dec;12(7):1163.

McGovern RP, Kivlan BR, Martin RL. Length Change of the Hip External Rotators in Common Stretch Positions: A Cadaveric Study. Int J Sports Phys Ther. December 2017; 12(7): 1068-1077.

Kivlan BR et al. Multicenter Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopy: Epidemiology (MASH Study Group). What Are We Seeing in the Office, and Who Are We Choosing to Treat? American Journal of Orthopedics 2017 46(1), 35.

Martin RL, Martin HD, Kivlan BR. Nerve Entrapment in the Hip Region: Current Concepts Review. Int J Sports Phys Ther. December 2017; 12(7); 1163
Kivlan BR, McGovern R, Martin RL, Marin HD. Validity of Dynamic Impingement Testng for Determining the Location of Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Cadaveric Study. 2017 BAOJ
Kivlan BR, Carcia CR, Christoforetti JJ, Martin RL. Comparison of range of motion, strength, and hop test performance of dancers with and without anterior hip pain. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2016 11(4), 527.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL, Martin HD. Defining the greater trochanter-ischial space: a potential source of extra-articular impingement in the posterior hip region. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2016 3(4), 352-357.

Sauber R, Saborio G, Nickel B, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ. Pendulum Exercises following Hip Arthroscopy: A video technique with evidence-based rationale. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2016. 5(4) e897-e900.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL, Martin HD. Ischiofemoral impingement: Defining the lesser trochanter-ischial space. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan 1;25(1):72-6.

Kivlan BR, Carcia CR, Clemente FR, Phelps AL, Martin RL. The effect of Astym therapy on muscle strength: a blinded, randomized clinically controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal disorders. 2015. Oct 29; 16(1):325.

Martin HD, Hatem MA, Kivlan BR, Martin RL. Function of the ligamentum teres in limiting rotation: a cadaveric study. Arthroscopy. 2014 Sep;30(9):1085-1091.

Martin HD, Kivlan BR, Palmer IJ, Martin RL. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for sciatic nerve entrapment in the gluteal region. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Apr;22(4):882-888.

Martin RL, Kivlan BR, Clemente FR. A cadaveric model for ligamentum teres function: a pilot study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jul;21(7):1689-93.

Kivlan BR, Carcia CR, Clemente FR, Phelps AL, Martin RL. Reliability and validity of functional performance tests in dancers with hip dysfunction. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Aug;8(4):360-9.

Kivlan BR, Clemente FR, Martin RL, Martin HD. Function of the ligamentum teres during multi-planar movement of the hip joint. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy. 2013 Jul;21(7):1664-8.

Martin RL Kivlan BR, Richard Clemente FL, Martin HD. A Cadaveric Model for Ligamentum Teres Function: A Pilot Study. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy. 2013 Jul;21(7):1689-93.

Klingenstein G, Martin RL, Kivlan B, 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 Between Lower Extremity Closed Kinetic Chain Strength & Sagittal Plane Landing Kinematics in Female Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 62; 6 (1):1-9.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL. Classification-based treatment of hip pathology in older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 29:218-226; 2013.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL. Functional performance testing of the hip in athletes: a systematic review for reliability and validity. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2012; Aug;7(4):402-12.

Kivlan BR, Martin RL, Sekiya J. Response to Diagnostic Injection in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Tears, Chondral Lesions, and Extra-Articular Pathologies. Arthroscopy. 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.

Grants

SICOT Research Academy Grant
Mid to Long term outcomes and associated findings from the Multicenter Arthroscopic Study of the Hip (MASH) Study Group: A cross-sectional study of patients at 2 and 5 years following Hip Preservation Surgery.
August 2019
Award: $10,000


Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
Validity of the use of the single leg squat test in people with chronic ankle instability"
September 2019
Award: $750

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
Functional Testing of the Hip
September 2011-September 2013
Award: $1,000

Honors/Awards

Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Duquesne University
May 2018

Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Duquesne University
May 2017

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.