Chris Durall, DPT

Chris Durall Clinical Associate Professor - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
B133 Science Building


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Creighton University, 2002
  • M.S. in Physical Therapy, UW-La Crosse, 1998
    • Athletic Training Apprenticeship, 1997-1999
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, UW-La Crosse, 1993

Experience and Interests

Professional experience

  • Director of Physical Therapy, UW-La Crosse Student Health Center (2003-2021)
  • Associate Faculty, Physical Therapy Program, UW-La Crosse (2003-2021)


  • Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic Physical Therapy


Professional memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (1998-present)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (1996-present)

Peer Reviewer

  • Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • The Physician & Sports Medicine
  • Physiotherapy Research International
  • Journal of Pain Research
  • Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • Sports Health
  • Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
  • Strength & Conditioning Journal

Presentations and Publications


  • Kernozek T, Schiller M, Rutherford D, Smith A, Durall C, Almonroeder TG. Real-time visual feedback reduces patellofemoral joint forces during squatting in individuals with patellofemoral pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2020 Jul;77:105050.
  • Henke R, Kettner S, Dreifuerst S, Greife A, Durall C. Does Early Low-Intensity Aerobic Exercise Hasten Recovery in Adolescents with Sport-Related Concussion? J Sport Rehabil. 2020; 29(2):248-252.
  • Lipker L, Persinger C, Michalko B, Durall C. Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Versus Standard Care for Reducing Quadriceps Atrophy After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Sport Rehabil. 2019;28(8):897-901.
  • Willadsen E, Zahn A, Durall C. What Is The Most Effective Training Approach For Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries In Female Athletes? J Sport Rehabil. 2018;28(1):94-98.
  • Fuller J, Hammil H, Pronschinske K, Durall C. Operative vs. Nonoperative Treatment after Acute Patellar Dislocation: Which is more Effective at Reducing Recurrence in Adolescents? J Sport Rehabil. 2018;27(6):601-604.

Book Chapters

  • Davies G, Durall C. Mixed Martial Arts. Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Shamus E, Shamus J (eds.), McGraw-Hill pub, New York, NY. 2017.
  • Durall C. Adhesive Capsulitis. In: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation. 2nd-4th eds.  Giangarra C, Manske R (eds.), Mosby pub, Philadelphia, PA. 2011-2017.
  • Durall C. Therapeutic Exercise for the Cervical Spine. In: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation. 4th ed. Giangarra C, Manske R.., (eds.), Mosby pub, Philadelphia, PA. 2017.
  • Durall C, Allen B. Non-surgical rehabilitation of lumbar spine strains/sprains. In: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. Reider, Provencher & Davies (eds.) Elsevier publishing, Philadelphia, PA. 2015.
  • Durall C. Cuboid Syndrome. In: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Brotzman S, Manske R.., (eds.), Mosby pub, Philadelphia, PA. 2011.