Adam Yoder

Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy
B.A., Bethel University
DPT, Southwest Baptist University
Phone: 913-758-6191
Office: Berchmans 136

Adam Yoder graduated from Bethel University (St. Paul, Minn.) with his Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training, and continued his studies in the physical therapy program at Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Mo.)—graduating with his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2008.

Dr. Yoder is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and he is also credentialed as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) after completing a manual physical therapy fellowship program through Evidence in Motion (EIM).

Dr. Yoder has worked in a number of clinical settings, as both a physical therapist and an athletic trainer. He has experience in treating sports related and orthopedic conditions including spinal pain. His clinical interests are in evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and manual physical therapy. He currently maintains clinical practice specializing in orthopedics and manual therapy in the Kansas City Metro area.

Adam taught undergraduate and graduate course work in Athletic Training prior to coming to University of Saint Mary. He also served as a teaching assistant for orthopedic residents and transitional DPT students in online didactic learning platforms as well as weekend intensive continuing education courses through Evidence in Motion. He has also led continuing education courses for working clinicians.

Courses Taught

  • Surface Anatomy and Examination Techniques

  • Musculoskeletal I

  • Musculoskeletal II

  • Sports Medicine

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of manual therapy of the cervical spine

  • Sports injury prevention

Research Presentations (within the last 5 years):

Sneed, T; Neil, R; Yoder, A; Holz, R. Effect of Lumbar Bracing, Spinal Segmental Stabilization Training, and Combination Bracing/Stabilization Training on Pain, Function, and Activities of Daily Living in a Subject with Lumbar Instability. Missouri State Physical Therapy Meeting. April 12-13, 2013.