Linda Denney, PT, PhD, MAppSc (Manip)

Clinical Assistant Professor
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Professional Background
Linda Denney, PT, Ph.D., MAppSc (Manip), teaches primarily on the orthopedic tract. Her advanced degree in manipulative physiotherapy provides the opportunity for the students to learn clinical reasoning, examination and evaluation skills, as well as manual treatment intervention.

Denney is in charge of physical therapy services at the student teaching clinic. Operated by KU students and staff, this clinic provides health care services to uninsured and underserved populations in the Kansas City metro area.

Academic Background
Though she began her collegiate education in Kansas City, Denney’s academic pursuits have required considerable relocation. After earning a bachelor's degree in physical therapy at Rockhurst College, Denney traveled to the University of South Australia where she earned a graduate diploma in manipulative physiotherapy and also a Master of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.  She completed a certificate program in orthopedic manual therapy in Perth, Australia, and later received her doctorate in rehabilitation science from KU.

Research Focus
In addition to rotary instability of the knee, specifically anterior cruciate ligament injury and prevention, Linda's research interests include rehabilitation after a total knee replacement. Her work involves a collaboration with the Experimental Joint Biomechanics Research Lab of the KU Department of Mechanical Engineering in Lawrence, Kan.

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Linda Denney


Linda Denney, PT, PhD, MAppSc (Manip)
Clinical Assistant Professor

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