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Jason Falvey, DPT


Hometown: Ellsworth, ME
Hobbies: Basketball, hiking, reading
2008 - Dual BS in English and Kinesiology, Husson University
2010 - Doctor of Physical Therapy, Husson University

PhD Student Jason Falvey was awarded a Kendall Scholarship from the Foundation for Physical Therapy in 2014 and a Fellowship for Geriatric Research through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2015 to support his research examining the role of home physical therapy in enhancing function and reducing re-hospitalizations for medically complex older adults. He is also the primary investigator on a research grant from the American Physical Therapy Association, Section of Health Policy and Administration looking at the role of physical therapists in models of transitional care for older adults after acute hospitalization.

 Detailed Research Interests

Rehabilitation of older adults after acute hospitalization​1

 Current Projects

Improving activity, participation, and function after acute hospitalization in older adults with multiple chronic conditions​2

 Research and Teaching Experience

Research Assistant, UC Denver Muscle Performance Lab 2014-present 

Adjunct Instructor, Husson University 2013-present​ 
Geriatric Physical Therapy​

 Honors and Awards

Foundation for Physical Therapy Florence P. Kendall Scholarship

Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Research Fellowship​

Florence P. Kendall Award from the Foundation for Physical Therapy, December 2014 

​Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Research Fellowship, January 2015

Board Certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) 

Husson University Watch Award, 2010, for highest academic performance in the PT program 

Husson University Undergraduate Valedictorian, Class of 2008 

Distinguished Scholars Award, Husson University, 2004-2008 ​

 Professional Societies

Academy Health 2014-present

American Geriatrics Society 2014-present

American Physical Therapy Association, 2008-present 

Section Memberships: HPA, geriatrics, home health, cardiopulmonary ​


Falvey, J and Crankshaw, A. Application of ICF model to a patient using home mechanical ventilation: A case report with one-year follow-up. In press: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.

Loyd, B.,Nolte, M., Kittelson, A.,Figel, G, Falvey, J., Cumbler, E, Mangione, K., Stevens-Lapsley, J. Progressive Multi-Component Home Based Physical Therapy Intervention Following Acute Hospitalization: A Small Randomized Control Trial. Submitted to American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (Indianapolis, IN 2015).

Falvey, J. Making it HIRT so good: Using High Intensity Resistance Training to improve function in an older adult with a 6 year history of prolonged mechanical ventilation (presented at APTA CSM 2014 Las Vegas, NV.) 

Falvey, J and Zhu, Q. The effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation combined with mental practice to learn a novel fine motor skill. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference (Honolulu, HI June 2012). 

Leonard, K, Falvey, J, and Zhu, Q. The role of self-identity and expertise in judging the spatial properties of a remote target in aimed throwing. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference (Honolulu, HI June 2012). 

Gordon,S, Morren, K, Beaumont, T, Cowie, J, Falvey, J, Geel, N, Leadbetter, K, Leavitt, M, Maguire, S, & Philbrook, C. Reflections on Becoming an Exemplary Clinical Instructor: Developing a Theory of Expert Clinical Instructing, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting (New Orleans, LA 2011).