Denney teaches primarily on the orthopedic tract. Her advanced degree in manipulative physiotherapy provides the opportunity for the students to learn clinical reasoning, examination and evaluation skills, as well as manual treatment intervention.
Denney is in charge of physical therapy services at the JayDoc Clinic. Operated by KUMC students and staff, this clinic provides health care services to uninsured and underserved populations in the Kansas City metro area.
Though she began her collegiate education in Kansas City, Denney’s academic pursuits have required considerable relocation. After earning a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy at Rockhurst College, Denney traveled to the University of South Australia where she earned a graduate diploma in manipulative physiotherapy and also a Master of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. She completed a certificate program in orthopedic manual therapy in Perth, Australia and then was accepted into the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program at the KU Medical Center where she currently pursues her doctoral degree.
In addition to rotary instability of the knee, specifically anterior cruciate ligament injury and prevention, Linda's research interests include rehabilitation after a total knee replacement. Her work involves a collaboration with the Experimental Joint Biomechanics Research Lab of the KU Department of Mechanical Engineering in Lawrence, Kan.