Sarah N. Fellman, OTD, OTR/L
Sarah N. Fellman, OTD, OTR/L

Sarah N. Fellman, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Neurology Fellowship
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Occupational Therapy


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • OTD 341: Neuroanatomy
  • OTD 355: Physical Rehabilitation I: Evaluation
  • OTD 356: Physical Rehabilitation II: Neurorehabilitation

Publications and Presentations


  • Prediction of Falls in Acute Care Using the Morse Fall Risk Scale, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 34, 307-319, 2020


  • Fellman, S. Introduction to LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG: Speech, physical, and occupational therapy for Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions.  Invited podium presentation, 4th Annual Unity Point Therapy Conference, Des Moines, IA, April 2020. (presenter; conference canceled), 2020
  • Greiner, B., Jensen, L., Thinnes, A., Domina, A., Welch, M., & Fellman, S. Clinical Narratives: Assessment and Facilitation of the Clinical Reasoning Process. Panel (author only; 10% contribution; conference cancelled), 2020 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo; Boston, MA., 2020
  • Thinnes, A., Domina, A., Greiner, B., Jensen, L., Fellman, S., & Welch, M. Fostering Fellow Clinical Reasoning and Interprofessional Practice through Case Presentations. Panel (author only; 10% contribution; conference cancelled); 2020 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo; Boston, MA., 2020
  • Knight, H., Nolte, M., & Fellman, S. Departments of physical therapy and occupational therapy residency & fellowship education: Online mentoring videos and focus groups.  Creighton University Departments of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education development session, Omaha, NE, November 2019. (co-author and presenter of 2.0-hour course), 2019

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • The use of neurotechnology for persons with stroke and traumatic brain injury
    • Enhancing quality of life for persons with Parkinson's Disease
    • Interventions for mild traumatic brain injury

Current Research Projects

  • Fellman, S. & McCarthy, M. Adapting the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills for use in telehealth (KELS-T): An analysis of content validity, February 2020-ongoing.

    Knight, H., Peterson, J., Fellman, S. (Co-Investigator), Sutton, K., & Allen, S. Building bridges to healthy living for individuals with brain injuries: A pilot study. The Dr. George F. Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund, Creighton University, $15,000. August 2020-ongoing.