Kerstin Palombaro

Kerstin Palombaro, PT, PhD
Associate Professor and Community Engagement Coordinator
Cottee Hall 122 • tel: 610-499-4270 •

PhD, Temple University
MS, Columbia University
BS, St. Joseph's University 

Research interests: Osteoporosis, gait, community engagement, student learning outcomes

Courses taught: Lifespan, Health and Wellness Promotion, Critical Inquiry, Clinical Practice I, Geriatrics, Community Health Practicum Series

Recent Publications

  • Fike DS, Denton JM, Esparza S, Palombaro KM. Calculation of Minimal Detectable Change of Construct Sub-scales of a Cultural Competence Instrument.Revised and resubmitted, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, in press
  • Palombaro KM, Campbell SC, Black JD. Geriatric screening as an educational tool: a case report. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2014;28:54-59.
  • Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Mannheimer JS.Dry Needling for Management of Pain in the Upper Quarter and Craniofacial Region. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2014;18:437.
  • Pierce SR, Palombaro KM, Black JD. Barriers to Bicycle Helmet Use in Young Children in an Urban Elementary School.  Health Promotion Practice. 2014;15:406.
  • Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Azzaretto E, Hubler R, Schlussel JM, Tucker M.  Effectiveness of dry needling for upper-quarter myofascial pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43:620-634.
  • Palombaro KM, Black JD, Buchbinder R, Jette DU. Effectiveness of exercise for managing osteoporosis in women postmenopause. Physical Therapy. 2013;93:1021-5.Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Azzarretto E, Hubler R, Schaller B, Schlussel JW, Tucker M. Effectiveness of Dry Needling for Upper Quarter Myofascial Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, in press.
  • Jette DU, Buchbinder R, Palombaro KM, Black JD. LEAP: Exercise for managing osteoporosis in women post-menopause. Physical Therapy, in press.
  • Schmidt, MV, Palombaro KM. Physical Therapy for the Antepartum Hospitalized Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Case Report. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, in press.
  • Black JD, Palombaro, KM, Dole RL. Student experiences in creating and launching a pro bono clinic: A qualitative investigation. Physical Therapy. 2013;93:637-48.
  • Wahlgren A, Palombaro KM. Evidence-based physical therapy for BPPV using the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability: A Case Report. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2012;35:200-205.
  • Palombaro KM, Lattanzi JB. Calculating the minimal detectable change and the minimal clinically important difference for a cultural competency tool. Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration, and Leadership. 2012;12:J1-J7.