McFarland Clinic

Barbara Palas, PT, SCS, ATC

Accepting New Patients


4.94 out of 5
  • 134 Patient Ratings

Primary Clinic

North Ames Office

3815 Stange Road
Ames, IA 50010

Location Details on North Ames Office

Patient Testimonials


Medical Interests

  • Sports Physical Therapy emphasizing biomechanical analysis
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation including knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle
  • ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Running video analysis and shoe education
  • Pose Running Technique Certification
  • Overhead throwing injury prevention, treatment, and analysis
  • Hip preservation with hip labral repair rehabilitation
  • Dance and Gymnastics injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy including soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Dry needling
  • Rock Tape certified
  • Orthotic fabrication

Joined McFarland Clinic

February 1999

Education & Professional Certification


  • Sports Certified Specialist
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Dry needling
  • POSE running technique specialist


Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa

  • Softball and volleyball athlete
  • Softball All American

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Masters of Physical Therapy


  • Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, Iowa
  • Dreyer Medical Clinic, Aurora, Illinois
  • Zabloki VA Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • Clinic Manager, McFarland Clinic North Ames Physical Therapy
  • Program Manager, Clinical Excellence Team

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Running, strength training, Yoga, reading, horses
  • Sports enthusiast following college All American career
  • Lives on an acreage outside of Story City with husband and 3 children enjoying country life and showing horses
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