- Member, SCAF Board of Directors
Joe Farrell, DPT
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University
Joe Farrell, PT, M App Sc, DPT, FAAOMPT, FAPTA is a 14-year survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Dr. Farrell was the Co-Founder with his wife Edie of a physical therapy private practice in Castro Valley, California. After 42 years of patient care and 34 years as a Senior Faculty member of the Kaiser N. CA Manual Therapy Fellowship program he retired. He has been honored on numerous occasions for his professional contributions to patient care, education, and research. Currently he serves as a Faculty Emeritus of the Kaiser N. California Education programs in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Additionally, he a BLS CPR instructor for the American Heart Association (AHA).
As a survivor of SCA and rescuer of two SCA survivors, he was chosen as a “50 for 50 Golden Anniversary Survivor Honoree” by the Citizen CPR Foundation in 2010. In 2015, the Greater Bay Area AHA honored him as the Community Volunteer of the Year. He has been an invited speaker at numerous cardiac arrest conferences.
He is an advocate for prevention and treatment of SCA and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, the PulsePoint Foundation, the Foundation of Physical Therapy Research, and the Advisory Board of the Via Heart Project.
He and Edie along with many other CPR instructors in the San Ramon Valley of California have trained over 30,000 citizens in “Hands-Only CPR” and how to use an AED over the past decade. They continue to train citizens in “Hands-Only CPR” in Incline Village, Nevada where they currently reside.
Joe’s goal in his second chance at life is to ensure that Sudden Cardiac Arrest becomes a household word throughout the USA and the world.