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Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT
Assistant Professor, Dept. Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

About Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Dr. Dionne is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College of Allied Health, both in Oklahoma City. She is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and holds a certificate in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute USA. With 30 years of clinical experience in comprehensive rehabilitation, Dr. Dionne focuses on patients with neck and back pain, and those who have undergone limb amputation.

Dr. Dionne received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Buffalo and an MS in Education from Syracuse University, both in New York State. She received a PhD in Physical Therapy, with orthopaedic emphasis, from Texas Woman's University in Dallas.

Dr. Dionne has served her community on several levels and is active in many prestigious professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, American Physical Therapy Association, McKenzie Institute USA, and Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dionne's research is published in peer-reviewed journals and she has contributed book reviews.

She has received many honors, such as Outstanding Faculty Member in Service Award, Teacher of the Year Nomination, and Outstanding Faculty Member in Research / Scholarly Achievement.  Several times, she's been nominated to be in various Who's Who editions.

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

Articles
1. Dionne, C.P., Ertl, W.J., Day, J. Physical Therapy Management of Patients Following an Ertl Osteomyoplastic Transtibial Amputation Procedure. Journal of Orthotics and Prosthetics. (in press).

2. Dionne, C.P., Bright, B., Fisher, K. Clinical Characteristics of Lumbar Disc Disease Seen of Patients Seen in Physical Therapy Clinics. Physiotherapy Canada (in process).

3. Bybee, R., Dionne, C.P. Inter-rater Agreement of Experienced Clinicians and Students on Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for Neck Pain. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 21: 39-47, Fall 2007.

4. Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R., Tomaka, J. Correspondence of MDT Diagnosis and Intervention. Physiotherapy, 93: 62-68, 2007.

5. Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R., Tomaka, J. Inter-rater Reliability of McKenzie Assessment of Cervical Pain. Physiotherapy, 92 (2): 75-82, 2006.

6. Gonzalez, M., Fernandez, S., Dionne, C.P. Comparison of REPEX and Repeated Prone Trunk Extension by Healthy Subjects. Manuelle Therapie, 8: 207-212, 2004 (German). Reprint. International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2: 7- 12, March 2007 (English).

7. Williams, S., White, C., Hancock, T., Pusateri, A., Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R. Comparison of Repeated Stretching and Static Stretching in Extension of the Lumbar Spine in Healthy Adults. Manuelle Therapie, 8: 169-177, 2004. (German). Reprint. International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2: 4-13, August 2008.(English).

8. Dionne, C.P., Herbowy, S., Miller, M., Smith, S., Donelson, R. Effect of REPEX in Patients with Low Back Pain. Manuelle Therapie, 8: 3-9, 2004. (German). Reprint. International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2: 14 21, March 2007. (English).

9. Dionne, C.P. Response to Comments on Clinical Indicators for Lift Readiness in Patients with Low Back Pain. Manuelle Therapie, 3: 121-174, 2003.

10. Dionne, C.P., Smith, S. Clinical Indicators for Lift Readiness in Patients with Low Back Pain. Reprint. Manuelle Therapie, 4: 185-194, November 2007 (German). International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2 (3): 8-16, 2002. (English).

Abstracts
1. Dionne, C.P., Ertl, W., Day, J. Description of Physical Therapy Management of Patients Following an Ertl Osteomyoplastic Transtibial Amputation Procedure. Physical Therapy, (abstract publication): 17264. June 2008.

2. Dionne, C.P., Bright, B., Fisher, K.S. Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Lumbar Disc Disease. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 38, A61, 2008.

3. Dionne, C. P., Bright, B., Fisher, K.S. Clinical Characteristics Associated with Lumbar Disc Disease of Patients Seen in Physical Therapy Clinics. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 15, 178, 2007.

4. Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R., Tomaka, J. Correspondence of MDT Diagnosis and Intervention. Physical Therapy. PO-RR-82-TH, May 2005.

5. Dionne, C.P., Gonzales, M., Fernandez, S. Comparison of REPEX and Repeated Prone Trunk Extension in Healthy Subjects. In: Vleeming, A., Mooney, V., Gracovetsky, S., et al (eds.), 5th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. Melbourne, Australia, 262-264, 2004.

6. Dionne, C.P.. Clinical Indicators of Lift Readiness in Patients with Low Back Pain. In: Vleeming, A., Mooney, V., Gracovetsky, S., et al (eds.), 4th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain Moving from Structure to Function. Montreal, Canada: 274-279, 2001.

7. Dionne, C.P., Smith, S. Lift Readiness in Patients with Low Back Pain. National Occupational Injury Research Symposium. Pittsburg, PA: NIOSH, 44-45, 2000.

Book Reviews
1. Dionne, C.P. Review of Hartwig, W.C. Systematic Human Anatomy Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer Health, 2005.

2. Dionne, C.P. Review of Spinal Instrumentation: Surgical Techniques. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2005. (submitted)

3. Dionne, C.P. Review of Group Wellness Programs for Chronic Pain and Disease Management. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. February 95, February 2004..

Article Review—Not Refereed
1. Dionne, C.P. Review of A Clinical Decision Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Low Back Pain Most Likely to Benefit from Spinal Manipulation: A Validation Study. Annals of Internal Medicine 141: 920-928, December 2004. McKenzie Institute USA Journal 13: 13-14, February 2005.

Article—Not Refereed
1. Dionne, C.P. What is an Ordinary Clinician Doing in a Place Like This? MDT Bulletin of The McKenzie Institute? Americas Region 1 (3): 1, 2007.

Handbooks—Not Refereed
1. Dionne, C.P. Handbook for Above/Knee Amputees. Children's Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Utica, New York, 1983.

2. Dionne, C.P. Handbook for Below/Knee Amputees. Children's Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Utica, New York, 1982.

Recent blog posts from Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

November 02, 2010

Non-surgical Treatment Options for a Herniated Disc

"I'm 65 years old, and I have a herniated disc at the C3-C4 area. What are my treatment options besides surgery?"

March 23, 2010

Exercises for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Article explains some beneficial exercises to reduce ankylosing spondylitis (AS) pain. Low-impact exercises are best, as they won't worsen your pain. Read this article to get advice on how to make exercise a safe and effective AS treatment for you.

March 23, 2010

How to Have a Healthy Spine Surgery Recovery

"I am recovering from cervical spine surgery. Healing seems to be going well, and I am wearing a brace. I am anxious to start exercising again because I know it's important that my muscles stay conditioned, but will neck exercises interfere with my healing?"

More from Dr. Dionne's blog "Through the Eyes of a Physical Therapist"

Case Studies Presented by Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Back Pain in an Adult with Cerebral Palsy

Presented by: C. Dionne PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, D. Stover PT, OCS, Cert MDT

The patient is a 50 year-old female diagnosed with back and hip pain caused by lifting a heavy object. Symptoms continue to worsen in intensity and frequency. She has cerebral palsy.

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