Kelly Baird

Adjunct Assistant Professor DPT, PT

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PCM 713: Patient/Client Management Neuromuscular I
PCM 718: Patient/Client Management Neuromuscular II
PT 737: Exercise Prescription III

About Me

I work in acute rehabilitation at the Summit campus of Alta Bates in Oakland, which makes my ability to teach at Samuel Merritt very convenient.  I have worked at this facility for the past 8 years where I am on the brain injury team.  I specialize in working with people with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, but also treat individuals with a variety of other neurological and orthopedic injuries/disorders.  I have been adjunct faculty at Samuel Merritt since 2013.
I am active within the Golden Gate district, currently serving as the treasurer/secretary as well as an assembly representative.


I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 2006 with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition.  Attended Samuel Merritt University for my doctorate in Physical Therapy and graduated in 2010

Teaching Interests

Clinical reasoning
Handling and facilitation for people with neurological disorders

Scholarly Interests

Brain injury
Parkinson's Disease

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

APTA/CPTA Member, Neuro section member