Kirk M. Peck, PT, PhD, CSCS, CCRT, CERP
Kirk M. Peck, PT, PhD, CSCS, CCRT, CERP

Kirk M. Peck, PT, PhD, CSCS, CCRT, CERP

Associate Professor
Chair, Physical Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Mu, K. Peck, K. Jensen, L. Bracciano, Al. Carrico, C. Feldhacker, D. CHIP: Facilitating Interprofessional and Culturally-Competent Patient Care through Experiential Learning in China. Occupational Therapy International. Submitted, June, 2015- Accepted for publication with edits for Spring, 2016., Occupational Therapy International, 2016
  • Zuniga, Jorge; Carson, Adam M; Peck, Jean M; Kalina, Thomas; Srivastava, Rakesh M; Peck, Kirk. The Development of a Low-cost 3D printed Shoulder Prosthesis for Children. Prosthetics & Orthotics International. Accepted for review on Sept 17, 2015., Prosthetics & Orthotics International, 2016
  • Peck, K., “Perspectives On The Use Of Mechanical Vibration In Equine Rehab”. Ortho Phys Ther Practice. Accepted for publication, Oct, 2015., Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 2015
  • Peck, K. “An Alternative Method To Assess The Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament”. Ortho Phys Ther Practice. Oct, 2014., Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 2014
  • Peck, K. “The Legacy of Dr. LeRoy Crummer (1872-1934): An Internationally Known Collector of Rare Medical Books and Incunabula”. University of Nebraska Medical Today. February 4, 2014., University of Nebraska Medical Today, 2014
  • Peck, K., Paschal, K., Black, L., Nelson, K. The efficacy of self-directed modules for clinical learning: advanced competencies in entry-level physical therapy education, Journal of Allied Health, 43, e83-91, 2014
  • Peck, K., Paschal, K., Black, L., Nelson, K. “The Efficacy of Self-Directed Modules for Clinical Learning: Advanced Competencies in Entry-Level Physical Therapy Education”. J Allied Health. 2014; Winter 43(4):e83-91., Journal of Allied Health, 43(4), 83-91, 2014
  • Peck, K., Beck, M. “Costovertebral Joint Dysfunction in an Obedience Trained Golden Retriever: A Case-Study”. Ortho Phys Ther Practice. 25(4); Sept, 2013., Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 25(4), 2013
  • Furze J, Black L, Peck K, Jensen G, Student Perceptions of Community Engagement: Facilitation of Social Responsibility and Professional Formation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. August 2011; 27(6): 411-421., Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(6), 411-421, 2011
  • Furze, J., Black, L., Peck, K., Jensen, G. M. Student perceptions of a community engagement experience: Exploration of reflections on social responsibility and professional formation, Physiotherapy theory and practice, 27, 411-421, 2011
  • Peck, Kirk A Review of: 'Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation For Intellectual Community', Christian Higher Education, 7, 79-82, 2008
  • Peck, Kirk, Stick, Sheldon Catholic and Jesuit Identity in Higher Education, Christian Higher Education, 7, 200-225, 2008

Publications

  • *Peck, K (2013- Present) “President’s Message”. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, APTA Orthopaedic Section. Quarterly publication each year, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 2016
  • Peck K, Bertch, M. “Utility of the Functional Movement Screen as a predictor tool to determine the incidence of musculoskeletal injury in high school baseball pitchers." Abstract ACCEPTED for poster presentation by the Sports Physical Therapy Section at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, California; Feb 17-20, 2016., 2016
  • Peck, K. Canine Rehabilitation. Article published in both Print and Online Editions of Creighton Magazine, including Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Va36eGzWA Fall, 2014., Creighton Magazine, 2015
  • Hammel, Paul. Diving Into Therapy For Animals. Peck, K interviewed for newspaper article on animal rehabilitation and Nebraska law. Omaha World Herald. Sunday, August 31, 2014., Omaha World-Herald, 2014
  • Hoffman, Alex (reporter). “Physical therapy for pets increasing in popularity”. Peck, K interviewed for news story on KETV(3) News; Omaha, Nebraska. February 26, 2014. Found on: http://www.ketv.com/news/physical-therapy-for-pets/24676854, 2014
  • Julie Hoffman, Maggie Pogge, & Kirk Peck. “Rehabilitation in Shijiazhuang, China and Santiago, Dominican Republic: Cultural Immersion Experiences & Impact on Student Learning in Physical Therapy”. APTA/ HPA Section/ Global Health Special Interest Group. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana; Feb 4-7, 2014., 2014
  • Marszalek, Diana. PT for Pets? Vets Prescribing Physical Therapy. Peck, K personally interviewed with Associated Press Reporter (ABC News). February 4, 2014. Article Found on: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/pt-pets-vets-prescribing-physical-therapy-22362737., 2014
  • Alfred G. Bracciano., Keli Mu., Joy Doll., Lou Jensen., Kirk Peck., Cathy Carrico. Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA. A Cross Cultural Journey: Facilitating Cultural Competency, Clinical Reasoning and Leadership through International Outreach. 2013 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. April 25-28, 2013 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. Poster presentation., 2013
  • Peck, K., Carrico, C., Jensen, L., Mu, K., Bracciano, A. "Rehabilitation in Shijiazhuang China: A Cultural Immersion Experience & Impact on Student Learning In The Professions of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Nursing" APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation. *Received Social Responsibility Award From the Global Health Special Interest Group; Health Policy and Administration Section of the American Physical Therapy Association., 2013
  • Peck, K., Lanahan, J. "A Qualitative Study Of Professional Formation and Moral Agency In Physical Therapy Education: An Analysis of Student Reflections" APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation., 2013
  • Mu, K., Peck, K., Carrico, C., Bracciano, A., Feldhacker, D., Jensen, L., Matthews, A. Fostering Interprofessional and Culturally-Competent Patient Care through Experiential Learning in China., 2012
  • Black, L., Cochran, T., Furze., Peck, K., Jensen, G. Assessing Social Responsibility in Health Professions Students: Professional Formation in the Ignatian Context. Poster presentation at Creighton University for “All Things Ignatian” during Creighton Founders Day, 2011
  • Hauser, D., Cook, T., Peck, K., Tinley, S. Creighton University Partners in Mission. Poster presentation at Creighton University for “All Things Ignatian” during Creighton Founders Day., 2011
  • Feldhacker, D., Mu, K., Jensen, L., Matthews, A., & Peck, K. (2011, April). Outcomes Evaluation of CHIP (China Honors Interprofessional Program. Poster Presentation at Creighton University Research Day. Omaha, NE., 2011

Presentations

  • Peck K, Nelson K, Givens D. “A Circle of Learning at Camp Spirit: An Innovative Model of Student Directed Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Focused on Activities For Children With Juvenile Arthritis”. Abstract ACCEPTED for platform presentation by Education Section at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, California; Feb 17-20, 2016., 2016
  • Animal Rehabilitation: Trends in Emerging Practice. Invited by Haley Hansen, Education Chair for SUN-APTA, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Candidate, 2017, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Oct 29, 2015., 2015
  • Animal Rehabilitation: Trends in Emerging Practice. Presented to Creighton University Students in the Occupational Therapy Program. Invited by Amanda Kerber, OTD Class of 2017 Secretary Vice President, Creative Occupations Club, Sept 30, 2015., 2015
  • Ignatian Pedagogy: The ‘God Influence’ in Teaching and Learning. Eco-capture video presentation created for presentation to Occupational Therapy Distance Students. Invited by Shirley Blanchard and Linda Scheirton. Aug, 2015., 2015
  • Ignatian Pedagogy: The ‘God Influence’ in Teaching and Learning. Presented to Ignatian Seminar for Health Sciences. Invited by Diane Jorgenson. April 16, 2015., 2015
  • Title: “Animal Rehabilitation”. Presented to the Pre Physical Therapy & Veterinary Medicine Club, Creighton University. Invited by President of the Pre-PT Club. Oct 30, 2014., 2014
  • Title: “Living the Creighton Mission”- Creighton University New Faculty Orientation. Invited by Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan, VP Mission & Ministry, Creighton. August 25, 2014., 2014
  • Peck, K. “Physical Therapy in Practice & Research: State of The Art Rehabilitation”. Keynote Speaker: The 8th International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. Corvallis, OR. Aug 4-8, 2014., 2014
  • Title: “Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm & Student Outcomes”. Presented to Ignatian Seminar for Health Sciences. Invited by Diane Jorgenson. April 24, 2014., 2014
  • Peck, K., Nelson, K., Givens, D. “A Model of Student and Community Collaboration: Building Partnerships To Promote Healthy Lifestyle Habits For Children With Juvenile Arthritis”. APTA Educational Leadership Conference 2013 Portland Oregon (Oct 4-6) Platform Presentation. (Abstract Submitted), 2013
  • Jensen, L., Mu, K., Bracciano, A., Peck, K., Carrico, C. Student Learning Outcomes of an Interprofessional Experiential Learning Program in China. 2013 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. Research Presentation. April 25-28. San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Peck, K. Keynote Speaker: Graduation Ceremony for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Nebraska. August 10., 2013
  • Title: “Ignatian Pedagogy: A Model for Teaching and Learning”. Presented to Creighton University Medical Faculty members. Invited by Kathryn Dey Huggett, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Medical Education. May 9., 2013
  • Title: “If Seeing Is Believing, Then Doubting Thomas Was Not Alone. A Story of Personal Witness & View of the Human Spirit”. Creighton University Christian Medical and Dental Association. Invited by Kayla Wiesner, 3rd year medical student and president of CMDA. May 2. Title: “Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm & Student Outcomes”. Presented to Ignatian Seminar for Health Sciences. Invited by Diane Jorgenson. April 9, 2013., 2013
  • Bracciano, A., Mu, K., Doll, J.D., Jensen, L., Peck, K. & Carrico, C. (2013, April). A cross cultural journey: Facilitating cultural competency, clinical reasoning and leadership through international outreach. Poster Presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Peck, K., Carrico, C., Jensen, L., Mu, K., Bracciano A. “The Impact Of An International Healthcare Immersion Experience In Shijiazhuang China on Interprofessional Collaboration and Cultural Competence: A Longitudinal Outcomes Study Integrating Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Nursing” AEA Development Grants for the Assessment of Student Learning/Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Mary Ann Danielson, Associate Vice President for Academic Excellence and Assessment, 2013
  • Peck, K., Nelson, K., Paschal, K., Black. “Advanced Clinical Competency Experiences During Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Education: A Model of Self-Directed Student Learning and Development of Community Partnerships” Platform Presentation: APTA Educational Leadership Conference: Cultivating Partnerships from Classroom to Clinic. Greenwich, Connecticut. Oct 5-7, 2012., 2012
  • Peck, K. “Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm & Idealistic Student Outcomes”. Pilot Project for faculty in Health Professions on Ignatian Values and Pedagogy & the Jesuit Mission Find Your Own Vocation Teaching in a Jesuit University: exploring and applying Ignatian Values and the Ignatian tradition. “Ignatian Seminar for Health Sciences”Diane Jorgensen facilitator. March 9, 2012., 2012
  • Peck, K. “Physical Therapy and Chiropractic: A Practice Review”. Presented by invitation to the Creighton University Student Physical Therapy Leadership Guild. Nov 14., 2011
  • Peck, K., “Normal Tissue Healing & Importance of Early Rehab Intervention”. Invited speaker at Hebei Province Hospital #3. Presentation was part of a two-day annual “Rehabilitation Symposium” for regional rehab therapists in Shijiazhuang, China. Oct 16, 2011., 2011
  • Peck, K. “The Nebraska Debate: Physical Therapy Scope of Practice, Grade V Mobilization, & Chiropractic Opposition”. Presented to ~150 students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program, University of NE Medical Center, Omaha (Oct 6)., 2011
  • Title: “The Nebraska Debate: Physical Therapy Scope of Practice, Grade V Mobilization, & Chiropractic Opposition”. UNMC PT Student Symposium, Omaha, NE (Oct 6, 2011), 2011
  • Kirk Peck PT, PhD, CSCS, CCRT; Lou Jensen, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT; Diana Feldhacker, OTS; Keli Mu, PhD, OTR/L; Amy Matthews OTD, OTR/L. “Rehabilitation in Shijiazhuang China: A Cultural Immersion Experience & Impact on Student Learning in Physical & Occupational Therapy”. Abstract accepted to the MIDWESTERN GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE. September 9-11, 2011 Embassy Suites, downtown, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Title: “Emerging Practice Options in Physical Therapy: Canine Rehabilitation” Presented to the Nebraska Student Special Interest Group (Nebraska Physical Therapy Association), Omaha, NE; April 1., 2011
  • Peck, K. “The Integration of Faith and Values In Clinical Practice: Perspectives From A Physical Therapist”. Christian Medical and Dental Association. Feb 21., 2011
  • Peck, K., Grady, K. Long, S. Nielsen, J. Cox, M. Hawks, L. Meyer, K. Robinson, W. Shultz, M. “Maximal Oxygen Consumption In Competitive Runners and Cyclists: A Comparison of Three Sub-Maximal Tests With The 15. Mile Run”. Platform Presentation: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Section at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans (Feb 2011)., 2011
  • Title: “Golf Swing Assessment and Rehab Principles”. Invited by the Sports Physical Therapy Association; Creighton University; January, 31., 2011
  • Peck, K. Political Advocacy Panel for Occupational Therapy Students, Creighton University. Helene Lohman IOR., 2011
  • Title: “Ignatian History and Tradition: Over 400-years of Leadership” Presented to second year students in the Occupational Therapy Program, Creighton University. Course presented: OTD 518 Leadership: Instructor of Record, Alfred Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Equine and equestrian sport performance Exercise Physiology Ignatian Pedagogy

Awards and Honors

  • Mary Ellen Sacksteder Award, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, 2013
  • American Physical Therapy Association’s, 2013 Recognition of Legislative Commitment Award, 2013
  • 2013 Service Award, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions , 2013
  • Father Don Driscoll S.J. Recipient: “Ignatian Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions”, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2011