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Mackenzie Feldhacker

Mackenzie Feldhacker

Assistant Professor


SCSC 368

Phone: (605) 658-6374



My clinical experience includes inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home healthcare, skilled nursing, and rural healthcare. I am a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, certified through the Lymphology Association of North America and a certified CarFit Event Coordinator.

Teaching Interests:

I teach course content related to the philosophical and theoretical foundation of occupational therapy, neurology of occupation, preparatory methods and physical agent modalities, physical health conditions, and environmental influences.

Research Interests:

My scholarship interests include occupation-based intervention and quality of life with lymphedema, occupational therapy's distinct role in multidisciplinary interventions, and student learning and professional development.


  • BS, Health Sciences, Creighton University, 2012
  • OTD, Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, 2012

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist, South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
  • Certified Event Coordinator, CarFit
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Lymphology Association of North America
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Iowa
  • Board Certified Occupational Therapist, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy


  • Health Utilization and Needs of Caregivers, USD School of Health Sciences Research Committee. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2021 - 2022)


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Ikiugu, Moses, Feldhacker, Mackenzie, Schneider, Jenae, and Wangberg, Rebecca. Mental health and well-being of informal caregivers for adults with traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis. Thorofare, New Jersey: Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 2021.
  • Lohman, Helene, Coppard, Brenda M., and Raber, Mackenzie. Orthotic Intervention for Nerve Injuries. In Introduction to Orthotics: A Clinical Reasoning & Problem-Solving Approach, 293-323. Iss. Fourth Edition. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby, 2015.
  • Feldhacker, Mackenzie, and Kamphoff, Keri. Occupational therapists addressing quality of life issues for clients with lymphedema. OTJR: Occupational, Participation, & Health.

Awards and Honors:

  • Early Career Teaching Excellence Award for Commitment to Student-Centered Learning, USD School of Health Sciences, 2020