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Richard W. Kendall
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Richard W. Kendall, DO

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

University Orthopaedic Center

Salt Lake City
801-587-7109
  • Dr. Richard W. Kendall is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who specializes in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of spine and musculoskeletal disorders using exercise, therapy, interventional spine procedures, medications and complementary and alternative management. He has special interest in back and neck pain in cyclists, triathletes, endurance athletes and musculoskeletal rehabilitation in all individuals to reduce pain and improve function. He holds Board Certifications from the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a sub-specialty Board Certification in Pain Management. He has participated and led research in a broad array of clinical investigations of on diagnosis and treatments of musculoskeletal and spine disorders.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 352 reviews )

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    May 31, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Very competent and kind.

    May 31, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    I highly recommend Dr Kendall for anyone suffering from spinal pain. He's the best! 10 out of 10!

    May 30, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Es un doctor excelente y muy profesional lo recomiendo al 100%

    May 29, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Kendall is the best!

    May 23, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    I highly recommend Dr Richard W Kendall. Experienced, professional, and caring.

    May 17, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Kendall is an awesome doctor! He doesn¿t rush through anything and really listens to all my questions and concerns. He makes me feel seen and heard as a patient and has helped me manage multiple musculoskeletal problems over the years. Five star doc all the way!

    May 17, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Very Profesional and excellent at his work

    May 16, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    excellent provider

    May 15, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Always pleased with Dr. Kendall has done for me.

  • Dr. Richard W. Kendall is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who specializes in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of spine and musculoskeletal disorders using exercise, therapy, interventional spine procedures, medications and complementary and alternative management. He has special interest in back and neck pain in cyclists, triathletes, endurance athletes and musculoskeletal rehabilitation in all individuals to reduce pain and improve function. He holds Board Certifications from the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a sub-specialty Board Certification in Pain Management. He has participated and led research in a broad array of clinical investigations of on diagnosis and treatments of musculoskeletal and spine disorders.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation -Primary
    Neurosurgery -Adjunct
    Orthopaedics -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain Medicine)

    Education history

    Chief Resident Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - University of Washington School of Medicine Chief Resident
    Musculoskeletal and Spine Rehabilitation - University of Michigan Fellow
    Residency Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - University of Washington Resident
    Rotating Internship - Genesys Regional Medical Center Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - Des Moines University- Osteopathic Med Ctr. D.O.
    EMT Training - Northeastern University
    Undergraduate Physical Education - Keene State College B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. McCormick ZL, Conger A, Kendall R, Wagner G, Henrie AM, Littell M, Sperry BP, Petersen R, Cooper AN, Teramoto M, Burnham TR (2023). A pragmatic randomized prospective trial of cooled radiofrequency ablation of the medial branch nerves versus facet joint injection of corticosteroid for the treatment of lumbar facet syndrome: 12 month outcomes. Pain Med, 24(12), 1318-1331. (Read full article)
    2. McCormick ZL, Conger A, Kendall R, Wagner G, Henrie AM, Littell M, Sperry BP, Petersen R, Cooper AN, Teramoto M, Burnham TR (2023). A Pragmatic Randomized Prospective Trial of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of the Medial Branch Nerves versus Facet Joint Injection of Corticosteroid for the Treatment of Lumbar Facet Syndrome: 12 Month Outcomes. Pain Med, 24(12), 1318-1331. (Read full article)
    3. Conger A, Kendall RW, Sperry BP, Petersen R, Salazar F, Cunningham S, Henrie AM, Bisson EF, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2021). One-year results from a randomized comparative trial of targeted steroid injection via epidural catheter versus standard transforaminal epidural injection for the treatment of unilateral cervical radicular pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 46(9), 813-819. (Read full article)
    4. Joyce AA, Conger A, McCormick ZL, Kendall RW, Wagner G, Teramoto M, Cushman DM (2020). Changes in Interventional Pain Physician Decision-Making, Practice Patterns, and Mental Health During the Early Phase of the SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic. Pain Med, 21(12), 3585-3595. (Read full article)
    5. Conger A, Sperry BP, Cheney CW, Kuo K, Petersen R, Randall D, Salazar F, Cunningham S, Henrie AM, Bisson E, Kendall R, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). Does the Contrast Dispersion Pattern During Fluoroscopically Guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Predict Short-Term Pain and Functional Outcomes? An Exploratory Analysis of Prospective Cohort Data. Pain Med, 21(12), 3350-3359. (Read full article)
    6. McCormick ZL, Burnham T, Cunningham S, Kendall RW, Bougie D, Teramoto M, Walega DR (2020). Effect of low-dose lidocaine on objective upper extremity strength and immediate pain relief following cervical interlaminar epidural injections: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 45(10), 767-773. (Read full article)
    7. McCormick ZL, Conger A, Sperry BP, Teramoto M, Petersen R, Salazar F, Cunningham S, Michael Henrie A, Bisson E, Kendall R (2020). A Randomized Comparative Trial of Targeted Steroid Injection via Epidural Catheter vs Standard Transforaminal Epidural Injection for the Treatment of Unilateral Cervical Radicular Pain: Six-Month Results. Pain Med, 21(10), 2077-2089. (Read full article)
    8. Conger A, Burnham T, Salazar F, Tate Q, Golish M, Petersen R, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, Kendall R, McCormick ZL (2019). The Effectiveness of Radiofrequency Ablation of Medial Branch Nerves for Chronic Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome in Patients Selected by Guideline-Concordant Dual Comparative Medial Branch Blocks. Pain Med, 21(5), 902-909. (Read full article)
    9. Conger A, Case C, McCormick Z, Kendall R (2020). Diagnostic Imaging Pitfalls of Upper Thoracic Spine Fractures. Pain Med, 21(5), 1079-1081. (Read full article)
    10. Burnham T, Conger A, Salazar F, Petersen R, Kendall R, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Facet Joint Syndrome in Patients Selected by a Practical Medial Branch Block Paradigm. Pain Med, 21(10), 2071-2076. (Read full article)
    11. Conger A, Cushman DM, Walker K, Petersen R, Walega DR, Kendall R, McCormick ZL (2019). A Novel Technical Protocol for Improved Capture of the Genicular Nerves by Radiofrequency Ablation. Pain Med, 20(11), 2208-2212. (Read full article)
    12. Hung M, Saltzman CL, Kendall R, Bounsanga J, Voss MW, Lawrence B, Spiker R, Brodke D (2018). What Are the MCIDs for PROMIS, NDI, and ODI Instruments Among Patients With Spinal Conditions? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 476(10), 2027-2036. (Read full article)
    13. Hegmann KT, Merryweather A, Thiese MS, Kendall R, Garg A, Kapellusch J, Foster J, Drury D, Wood EM, Melhorn JM (2018). Median Nerve Symptoms, Signs, and Electrodiagnostic Abnormalities Among Working Adults. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 26(16), 576-584. (Read full article)
    14. Wilson Zingg R, Kendall R (2016). Obesity, Vascular Disease, and Lumbar Disk Degeneration: Associations of Comorbidities in Low Back Pain. PM R, 9(4), 398-402. (Read full article)
    15. Applegate KA, Thiese MS, Merryweather AS, Kapellusch J, Drury DL, Wood E, Kendall R, Foster J, Garg A, Hegmann KT (2017). Association Between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Occup Environ Med, 59(2), 154-160. (Read full article)
    16. Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Wood EM, Garg A, Kapellusch J, Foster J, Biggs J, Edwards E, Wertsch J, Kendall R, WISTAH Hand Study Team (February 2014). Impacts of Differences in Epidemiological Case Definitions on Prevalence for Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders. Hum Factors, 56(1), 191-202.
    17. Hung M, Hon SD, Franklin JD, Kendall RW, Lawrence BD, Neese A, Cheng C, Brodke DS (2014). Psychometric properties of the PROMIS physical function item bank in patients with spinal disorders. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 39(2), 158-63. (Read full article)
    18. Garg A, Hegmann KT, Wertsch JJ, Kapellusch J, Thiese MS, Bloswick D, Merryweather A, Sesek R, Deckow-Schaefer G, Foster J, Wood E, Kendall R, Sheng X, Holubkov R, WISTAH Hand Study Team (2012). The WISTAH hand study: a prospective cohort study of distal upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 13, 90. (Read full article)
    19. Garg A, Kapellusch J, Hegmann K, Wertsch J, Merryweather A, Deckow-Schaefer G, Malloy EJ, Kendall RW, WISTAH Hand Study Research Team (2012). "The Strain Index (SI) and Threshold Limit Value (TLV) for Hand Activity Level (HAL): Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in a Prospective Cohort". Ergonomics, 55(4), 396-414.
    20. Daubs MD, Patel AA, Willick SE, Kendall RW, Hansen P, Petron DJ, Brodke DS (2010). Clinical impression versus standardized questionnaire: the spinal surgeon's ability to assess psychological distress. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92(18), 2878-83. (Read full article)
    21. Kendall RW (2010). Musculoskeletal Problems in Stroke Survivors. Top Stroke Rehabil, 17(3), 173-178.
    22. Beresford ZM, Kendall RW, Willick SE (2010). "Lumbar Facet Syndromes". Curr Sports Med Rep, 9(1), 50-6.
    23. Willick SE, Kendall RW, Roberts ST, Morton K (2009). An Emerging Imaging Technology to Assist in the Localization of Axial Spine Pain. 1, 89-92.
    24. Kendall R, Werner RA (2006). Interrater reliability of the needle examination in lumbosacral radiculopathy. Muscle Nerve, 34(2), 238-41. (Read full article)
    25. Haig AJ, Yamakawa K, Kendall R, Miner J, Parres CM, Harris M (2006). Assessment of the validity of masking in electrodiagnostic research. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 85(6), 475-81. (Read full article)
    26. Haig AJ, Tong HC, Kendall RW (2006). The bent spine syndrome: myopathy + biomechanics = symptoms. Spine J, 6(2), 190-194.
    27. Kendall RW, Jacquemin G, Frost R, Burns SP (2005). Creatine supplementation for weak muscles in persons with chronic tetraplegia: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial. J Spinal Cord Med, 28(3), 208-13. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Kendall RW, Beresford ZB (2013). Diagnostic Evaluations. In Patel VV, Patel A, Harrod JS, Burger E (Eds.), Spine Surgery Basics (First, XXV, pp. 75-82). Midtown Manhattan: Springer.
    2. Kendall RW (2002). Athletes with Back Pain. In Haig AJ, Colwell M (Eds.). American College of Physicians Press.

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Haig AJ, Yamakaw KSJ, Kendall R, Miner JA, Parres C, Harris M (2005). Masking in Electrodiagnostic Medicine research. International Society for the study of the Lumbar Spine annual meeting.

    Abstract

    1. Reisinger R, McCormick Z, Teramoto M, Kendall R (2019). Optimizing clinical outcomes in patients with lumbar radicular pain: predictive modeling of short- and intermediate-term response to transforaminal epidural steroid injection. (Poster presentation: AAP annual meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2019) [Abstract]. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(3), a139.
    2. Daubs M, Patel A, Willick SE, Kendall RW, Hansen PA, Petron D, Brodke DS (2008). "Clinical Instinct versus Standardized Questionnaire: The Spine Specialists Ability to Detect Phychological Distress". Accepted to the North America Spine Society Annual Meeting. Toronto, October 2008. [Abstract].
    3. Hasen P, Willick S, Kendall R (2007). Pain Reproduction and Acute Pain Relief with Transforaminal Injections Do Not Predict 2-Week or 2-Month Pain or Functional Outcomes. [Abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 88, E60.