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Dr. Kindyle Brennan

Professor
School of Health Professions - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Office: Hardy 126
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8023900 College St, Box 8023BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4885(254) 295-4885
Subjects Taught: Musculoskeletal Rehab I, II, and III; Dry Needling Elective; Coordinator for Critical Inquiry I, II and III
Degrees Earned: PhD (Physical Therapy); MS (Physical Therapy); BS (Kinesiology)
Bio

Dr. Brennan completed her MS and PhD in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University- Houston Center. She went on to become a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics (OCS), and completed her advanced manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, and dry needling certification through Kinetacore.

Prior to teaching full time at UMHB, Dr. Brennan was the Director of Clinical Research and clinical PT in the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Baylor Scott and White Medical Center.  At UMHB, she teaches the Examination and Evaluation course, all three Musculoskeletal courses, the Dry Needling elective course and coordinates the research curriculum. She also serves on the Investigational Review Board for the university, and continues to see patients once a week in the Cru Community Clinic.  Her research interests include dry needing, blood flow restriction therapy, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and body composition metrics. Nationally, Dr. Brennan serves as a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for the Orthopaedic Specialty Council of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Publications and Presentations

 

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

1. Comire M, Elifritz K, Jupiter D, Brennan KL. Rate and Maintenance of Improvement of Myofascial Pain: Dry Needling alone vs. Dry Needling with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation. Accepted September 2020. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

2. Page B, Brennan KL, Brennan ML. Subtrochanteric Fracture after Cannulated Screw Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures: Biomechanical Analysis and Case Series. Annals of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. 2020; 3(3): ISSN 2640-2734.

3. Brennan KL, Barker J, Berreth R, Fox R, Maldonado M, Vancleave C, Wong R, Zargoza J, Tinnin M, Tinsley G, Tayor L. The Effects of Acute Resistance Exercise on Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis of Segmental Body Composistion Analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; 2020; ADD Vol(Ed). abstract #.

4. Barker J, Berreth R, Fox R, Maldonado M, Vancleave C, Wong R, Zargoza J, Tinnin M, Tinsley G, Tayor L, Brennan KL. The Effects Of Acute Resistance Exercise On Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Measures Of Body Composition. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2020; 2(12). Abstract 4355

5. Wong R, Barker J, Berreth T, Fox R, Maldonado M, Vancleave C, Zargoza J, Tinnin M, Tinsley G, Tayor L, Brennan KL. The Effects Of Acute Resistance Exercise On Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Measures Of Body Composition. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2020; 2(12). Abstract 4353.

6. Comire M, Davis C, Elifritz K, Joseph R, Mendoza J, Rodriguez E, Jupiter D, Brennan KL. Improvement in Myofascial Pain: Dry Needling alone vs Dry Needling with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2020; 50(1). Abstract OPO31.

7. Brennan KL, Adom Z, Kendrick E, Davies C, Jupiter D. Changes in Trigger Point Area on Diagnostic Ultrasound in Response to Dry Needling. J of Manual Manip Ther. 2018. Abstract ID 24/PL5.

8. Hughes J.L, Hughes J.D., Brennan K.L., Maldonado Y.M., Stahl D, Brennan M.L. Relationship between Hemoglobin A1c Value and Bone Healing in Diabetic Ankle Fractures Treated Operatively vs Non-Operatively. Foot and Ankle International. Submitted for publication.

9. Brennan K.L., Allen B.C., & Munoz M.Y. Dry Needling vs. Cortisone Injection in the Treatment of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2017;47(4): 232-240.

10. Vaughan C., Jordan M., Reilly J., Jupiter D., Brennan K., Hitt K., & Chaput C. The Relationship of Body Mass Index to Total Hip Athroplasty Complications. Texas Orthopaedic Journal. 2016;2(1):61-72.

11. Hughes J.D., Hughes J.L., Hamilton W.P., & Brennan K.L. Infection Rates in Arthroscopic Versus Open Rotator Cuff Repair. Orthopaeadic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;5(7). DOI: 10.1177/2325967117715416

12. Hughes J., Brennan K.L., Bartley J., Munoz M.Y., Brennan M.L., & Chaput C. Rate of Contralateral Hip Fractures Following Dynamic Hip Screw versus Intramedullary Nail for the Treatment of Peritrochanteric Hip Fractures. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2017;30(3):268-272.

13. Stahl D., Ellington M., Brennan K.L., & Brennan M.L. The Association of Ipsilateral Rib 7 KL Brennan, PT, PHD Fracture with Displacement of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures. J Orthop Trauma 2017;31:225-228.

14. Cooper T., Brennan K.L., Brennan M.L., & Stahl D. Fixation of Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Unicortical Partially Threaded Lag Screws and Unicortical Fully Threaded Neutralization Screws. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. (2016) Submitted.

15. Patel K.V., Brennan K.L., Brennan M.L., Jupiter D.C., Shar A., & Davis M.L., (2014). Association of a Modified Frailty Index with Mortality After Femoral Neck Fracture in Patients Aged 60 Years and Older. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 472(3): 1010-7.

16. Patel K.V., Brennan K.L., Davis M.L., Jupiter D.C., & Brennan M.L., (2014). High Energy Femoral Fractures Increase Morbidity but not Mortality in Elderly Patients. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 472(3): 1030-5.

17. Murphy D.K., Randell T., Brennan K.L., Probe R.A., & Brennan M.L., (2013). Treatment and Displacement Affected the Reoperation Rate for Femoral Neck Fracture. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 471(8): 2691-2702.

18. Souder C.D., Brennan M.L., Brennan K.L., Williams J., Chaput C. (2012). The Rate of Contralateral Proximal Femur Fracture Following Closed Reduction Percutaneous Pinning (CRPP) versus Arthroplasty in Treatment of Femoral Neck Fracture. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume, 94: 418-425. 

Publications Publications in Process

1. Brennan, Andrews, Ceja. Effects of Dry Needling on Blood Glucose Levels in Individuals with Diabetes: a Case Series.

2. Parsons, Page, Lee, Dennison, Hammonds, Brennan, Brennan, Stahl. Surgical approach and dislocation risk following hemiarthroplasty in geriatric femoral neck fracture patients with cognitive impairment: Is there an association?

Podium Presentations

1. Comire M, Comire M, Davis C, Elifritz K, Joseph R, Mendoza J, Rodriguez E, Jupiter D, Brennan KL. Rate and Maintenance of Improvement in Myofascial Pain: Dry Needling alone vs Dry Needling with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2019.

2. Brennan KL, Adom Z, Kendrick E, Davies C, Jupiter D. Changes in Trigger Point Area on Diagnostic Ultrasound in Response to Dry Needling. American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, Reno, NV, 2018.

3. Cooper T., Campana R., Brennan K.L., Brennan M.L., Stahl D. Fixation of Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Unicortical Partially Threaded Lag Screws and Unicortical Fully Threaded Neutralization Screws. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, 2016.

4. Hughes J., Brennan K.L., Bartley J., Munoz M.Y., Robinson W., Brennan M.L., Chaput C. Rate of Contralateral Hip Fracture Following Dynamic Hip Screw versus Intramedullary Nail 4 for the Treatment of Peritrochanteric Hip Fractures. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, 2015.

5. Shar A., Randell T., Brennan K.L., Jupiter D.C., Hubert Z.T., Brennan M.L. Mortality After Femoral Neck Fractures in the Elderly Based on Age-Modified Charlson Comorbidity Index Score and Treatment Modality. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, White Sulphur Springs, WV, 2012.

Poster Presentations

1. Brennan KL, Barker J, Berreth R, Fox R, Maldonado M, Vancleave C, Wong R, Zargoza J, Tinnin M, Tinsley G, Tayor L. The Effects of Acute Resistance Exercise on Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis of Segmental Body Composistion Analysis. National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Virtual; 2020.

2. Wong R, Barker J, Berreth T, Fox R, Maldonado M, Vancleave C, Zargoza J, Tinnin M, Tinsley G, Tayor L, Brennan KL. The Effects Of Acute Resistance Exercise On Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Measures Of Body Composition. Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Waco, TX, 2020.

3. Barker J, Berreth R, Fox R, Maldonado M, Vancleave C, Wong R, Zargoza J, Tinnin M, Tinsley G, Tayor L, Brennan KL. The Effects Of Acute Resistance Exercise On Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Measures Of Body Composition. Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Waco, TX, 2020.

4. Comire M, Comire M, Davis C, Elifritz K, Joseph R, Mendoza J, Rodriguez E, Jupiter D, Brennan KL. Rate and Maintenance of Improvement in Myofascial Pain: Dry Needling alone vs Dry Needling with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Denver, CO, 2020.

5. Brennan KL, Adom Z, Kendrick E, Davies C, Jupiter D. Changes in Trigger Point Area on Diagnostic Ultrasound in Response to Dry Needling. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Scholars Day, 2018.

6. Brennan KL, Adom Z, Kendrick E, Davies C, Jupiter D. Changes in Trigger Point Area on Diagnostic Ultrasound in Response to Dry Needling. Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2018.

7. Hughes J.L., Hughes J.D., Brennan K. L., Maldonado Y.M., Stahl D., Brennan M.L. Relationship between Hemoglobin A1c Value and Bone Healing in Diabetic Ankle Fractures Treated Operatively vs Non-Operatively. American Foot and Ankle Society/APTA Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group, Boston, MA, July 2018

8. Hayward S, Brandon K, Bridges A, Formina C, Wooden H, Brennan KL, Wilborn C. The Effects of Dry Needling and Dry Needling with E-stim on the Neck Disability Index and Markers of Pain. Baylor Scott and White Annual Research Symposium, April 2018.

9. Hughes J.L., Hughes J.D., Brennan K. L., Maldonado Y.M., Stahl D., Brennan M.L. Relationship between Hemoglobin A1c Value and Bone Healing in Diabetic Ankle Fractures Treated Operatively vs Non-Operatively. Western Orthopaedic Association, Kauai, HI, August 2017

10. Hayward S, Brandon K, Bridges A, Formina C, Wooden H, Brennan KL, Wilborn C. The Effects of Dry Needling and Dry Needling with E-stim on the Neck Disability Index and Markers of Pain. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Scholars Day, November 2017. 5 KL Brennan, PT, PHD

11. Patel K.V., Shar A., Hubert Z., Randell T.T., Jupiter D.C., Brennan K.L., Brennan M.L., Probe R.A., Davis M.L. A Modified Frailty Index: Correlation to One- and Two-year Mortality in Geriatric Femoral Neck Fractures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 2013.

12. Griffin J.S., Murphy D.K., Brennan K.L., Brennan M.L., Jupiter D.C. What is the Impact of Age on Reoperation Rates for Femoral Neck Fractures Treated with Closed Reduction Percutaneous Pinning and Hemiarthoplasty? Western Orthopaedic Assocation Annual Meeting, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2013.

13. Griffin J.S., Murphy D.K., Brennan K.L., Brennan M.L., Jupiter D.C. The Impact of Age on Reoperatin Rates for Femoral Neck Fractures Treated with Percutaneous Pinning and Hemiarthroplasty? Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, 2013.

14. Kummerfeld D., Allen N., Brennan K. Survivorship Analysis of Mayo Conservative Hip versus the Versvs Hips. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

15. Wright C., Brennan K., Song J., Rham M. Evaluation of a Novel Educational Resource: Digital Casting and Splinting Manual. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco CA, 2012

16. Murphy D.K. Randell T., Brennan K.L., Song J., Hamilton J.M., Brennan M.L., Probe R.A. Influence of Displacement and Treatment Method on Survivorship of the Index Procedure for Femoral Neck Fracture. Orthopaedic Trauma Assocation Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2011

17. Souder C.D., Brennan M.L., Brennan K.L., Chaput C., Williams J. The Rate of Contralateral Proximal Femur Fracture Following Closed Reducation Percutaneous Pinning (CRPP) versus Arthroplasty in Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2011.

18. Murphy D.K., Randell T., Brennan K.L., Song J., Hamilton J., Brennan M., Probe R. Influence of Displacement and Treatment Method on Survivorship of the Index Procedure for Femoral Neck Fracture. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2011

19. Souder C.D., Brennan M.L., Brennan K.L., Chaput C., Williams J. The Rate of Contralateral Proximal Femur Fracture Following Closed Reduction Percutaneous Pinning (CRPP) versus Arthroplasty in Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2010.

20. Allen B.C., Benton Jr. G., Brennan K.L., Hitt K.B., Kelley D.P., & Kummerfeld D. Survival of the Mayo Conservative Femoral Stem Compared to Conventional System. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, 2010.

Invited Lectures & Speaking Engagements

1. Speaker, The Core of Spinal Health, UMHB Wellness Seminar, Belton, Texas, 2017.

2. Speaker, Dry Needling: What we know, What we think, and What we do. Texas Physical Therapy Association, Heart of Texas Chapter, Belton, Texas, 2017.

3. Speaker, Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Spinal Pain. Spine Symposium, Baylor Scott and White, Temple, Texas, 2016.

4. Speaker, The Role of the Physical Therapist in Movement Evaluation/Intervention in Patients with Chronic Pain. Baylor Scott and White, Temple, Texas, 2015