Rob Farrell, PT, DPT

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Faculty Development Resident; Instructor, Medical Center

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Rob Farrell PT, DPT, is a physical therapist with a treatment focus on adult neurological conditions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from SUNY Oneonta, where he was a member of the track and field team. He later earned his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. While at Upstate Medical, he was a graduate teaching assistant for kinesiology in the DPT program.

After graduating, Dr. Farrell worked at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY, treating patients with conditions including but not limited to spinal cord injury, cerebrovascular accident, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and ALS. He assisted with implementing rehabilitation protocols and best practice at Burke’s affiliated skilled nursing facility and received advanced training in the use of functional electrical stimulation systems and robotic exoskeletons.

Dr. Farrell relocated to Raleigh, NC where he served as a floating physical therapist at WakeMed facilities. In this role, he covered all areas in the continuum of care including acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab. He worked with neurologic, orthopedic, multi-trauma, cardiopulmonary, vestibular, and wound care patients. 

He has served as a clinical instructor, mentor and teaching assistant for Duke's aspiring physical therapy students and other DPT programs. He is passionate about education in pathological gait and the treatment of adult patients with neurologic impairments.