Kenneth Venere
Salt Lake City, 84111
603 867 1505


Northeastern University
Doctor of Physical Therapy / September 2008 — May 2014

  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitation Science
  • Activities: Physical Therapy Club, Intramural Sports, ‘My Co-Op Story’ Representative

Physical Therapy Experience

Intermountain Homecare and Hospice
Staff Physical Therapist / May 2015 — Present

  • Deliver high quality patient centered rehabilitation consistent with current best evidence to a diverse population including patients with orthopedic, trauma, critical illness, cardiopulmonary, geriatric and pediatric diagnoses
  • Act as an interdisciplinary case manager, coordinating care of patients with nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, home health aides and medical social workers
  •  Develop and supervise the implementation of comprehensive plans of care for patients treated by physical therapy assistants

Shriners Hospital For Children
Physical Therapy Aide, Per Diem PT / January 2012 — April 2015

  • Provide medically appropriate care under the direction of physical and occupational therapists to an ethnically and culturally diverse pediatric population with burn injuries
  • Regularly co-treat with physical and occupational therapists in demanding settings such as the Intensive Care Unit and the Operating Room
  • Presented “Targeting Cortical Representations in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Review” at a monthly journal club to a multidisciplinary healthcare team

Bay State Physical Therapy
Staff Physical Therapist / October 2014 — December 2014

  • Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients across the lifespan
  • Promoted shared decision making with patients in the outpatient management of various orthopedic, cardiopulmonary and neurological diagnoses
  • Regularly performed basic medical screening and triage to ensure safety and appropriateness during physical therapy intervention

Boston Children’s Hospital
Physical Therapy Clinical Student / January — April 2014

  • Independently managed a full clinical student caseload consisting of a culturally diverse pediatric population with neurological, oncological, pulmonary, and orthopedic diagnoses
  • Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team including MDs, RNs, OTs, SLPs and Case Coordinators to ensure optimal patient care
  • Presented an inservice on “Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department” to provide an overview of a novel area of practice and to promote expansion of physical therapy’s role within Boston Children’s Hospital

Sports and Physical Therapy Associates
Physical Therapy Clinical Student / September — November 2013

  • Managed 70% of a full orthopedic and sport caseload in a fast paced private practice clinic
  • Collaborated with Northeastern Athletic Trainers in the management of Division One Basketball Players
  • Presented an inservice on “Neurodynamics: Concepts and Clinical Implications” to review current evidence and application of a novel evaluation and treatment system

Bay State Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Clinical Student / May — June 2013

  • Co-managed a general orthopedic population under a clinical instructor during an 8-week outpatient private practice affiliation
  • Presented an inservice entitled “Pain: Moving Beyond The Periphery” to review recent advancements made in the fields of neuroscience and pain and how they impact modern physical therapy practice
  • Regularly discussed research articles and how their findings impacted the management of patients with clinical instructor 

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Spinal Cord Injury Unit
Physical Therapy Co-op Student / July — December 2010

  • Served as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team that included physiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists to provide optimal patient care to patients with spinal cord injuries
  • Carried out independent aide programs for patients with a wide variety of neurological diagnoses and functional abilities
  • Helped instruct group therapy sessions including Fine Motor Group, Wheelchair Skills Group, Ambulation Group and Cooking Group
  • Attended rehabilitation outings to local facilities promote patient independence in the community 

Related Experience

Physiological (
Founder / May 2014 — Present

  • Founder of a professional physical therapy blog with the goal of advancing the profession through scientific dialogue, reflection and debate

APTA Acute Care Section
Communication Committee Volunteer / March 2014 — January 2015

  • Assist in formulating social media policies and guidelines
  • Co-manage the official Acute Care Section of the APTA’s twitter account (@acutecarept) to promote social media engagement

Physical Therapy Pub Night
Boston Pub Night Co-Sponsor / August 2013 — April 2015

  • Co-organize monthly “PT Pub Nights” to promote professional engagement, dialogue, and networking within the greater Boston physical therapy community      

Empower Spinal Cord Injury
Ambassador / January 2012 — April 2015

  • Develop digital intake forms, participant applications, scholarship forms and other documents
  • Assist in instructing an annual advanced wheelchair skills course for people with spinal cord injuries utilizing manual wheelchairs for mobility
  • Assist with fundraising and the organization of various events to benefit Empower SCI such as a silent auction, a dodgeball tournament and a Run and Roll 5K
  • Co-manage the Empower SCI social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) to promote marketing, community engagement and outreach

Symphony Plaza West
Elderly Exercise Program Instructor / January — March 2011

  • Designed and instructed a group exercise program for elders of various backgrounds and functional abilities as a part of Northeastern University’s Physical Therapy Service Learning Program 

Research, Publications and Presentations

  • Lowy J, Miller K, Venere K, Waldron K. Home Health Non-Pharmacological Pain Toolkit. Created for members of the APTA Home Health Section
  • Venere K, Ridgeway K, Morrison S, Green B, Epsley S. Talking Points: An Oxford Style Debate on Dry Needling. Presented at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in February 2017
  • Venere K, Ridgeway K. Trigger point dry needling: the data do not support broad applicability or robust effect. J Man Manip Ther. 2016 Feb;24(1):2-4.
  • Hayward LM; Li L; Venere K; Pallais A; Enhancements to an International Service Learning Model: Integration of Program Alumni and Global Stakeholder Feedback. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2015, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p43
  • Hayward LM; Venere K; Pallais A; An Integrated Educational Model: Evaluation, Enhancement, and Sustainment of an International Service Learning Partnership. Presented as a platform at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Feb 4, 2014.
  • Lead presenter at Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE) for Developing Cultural Competency and Physical Therapy Core Values Through an International Pediatric Outreach Program. April 2013.

Honors and Awards

Provost Research Award
Northeastern University / November 2013

  • Awarded to attend APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, NV for an accepted platform presentation

Thomas E. McMahon Award
Northeastern University / May 2013

  • Awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding devotion and commitment to serving others in the course of the Cooperative Education Program.

Huntington 100
Northeastern University / April 2013 

  • Awarded to a group of extraordinary students selected for their impressive achievements and impact both on campus and around the world

Mary Florence Stratton Award
Northeastern University / April 2013 

  • Awarded to a student with keen sense of service to humanity, demonstrating such tendency through volunteer work or neighborhood projects.

Certifications and Licensure

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy — Utah

American Heart Association
CPR certified in Basic Life Support / July 2010 — Present


American Physical Therapy Association
National and Utah chapters / March 2012 — Present