Kyle Larsen, PT, DPT, SFMA
- Clinic Manager - Preston Center
- Trained in KinetaCore Functional Dry Needling
- Certified Spinal Manual Therapist Certification, 2018
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2013
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Kansas State, 2009
Dr. Kyle Larsen was born and raised in Omaha, NE. Prior to the realization that human physiology was his passion, he began college in pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering degree at Kansas State University where he would eventually go on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He continued his studies at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, NE. When he wasn't in the library or the classroom, he was acting as student researcher in the Rehabilitation Sciences and Research Laboratory or tutoring in the anatomy lab. These experiences increased his respect for evidence informed medicine and his desire to both provide and receive mentorship. In May of 2013, Dr. Larsen graduated with honors in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. He subsequently began his career in Dallas, at an occupational health company where he eventually held a regional manager position.
Dr. Larsen has learned that empathy is essential to narrowing the gap between patient and provider. He feels it helps to build patient buy-in, foster meaningful relationships, and meet patient expectations. He advocates the implementation of the biopsychosocial approach and pain neuroscience education to the patient experience. This belief is advanced by his course work with the International Spine and Pain Institute through which he will earn his Certified Spinal Manual Therapist Certification in 2018. His treatment approach focuses on treating the whole person and empowering the patient to have an active role in their recovery. He does so by utilizing patient education, manual intervention, movement assessment, activity modification, specific exercise and meaningful activities. Dr. Larsen has worked extensively on outcome collection and data analysis as well as mentoring entry-level physical therapists. Outside of 3DPT, Dr. Larsen frequents the outdoors through hunting and fishing, enjoys playing the guitar, and continues to play competitive baseball.