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

Carol Dionne

Associate Professor Rehabilitation Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor Allied Health Sciences

Co-Director RS Post-professional Programs

Co-Director PhD Program In AHS

Director Center for Human Performance Measurement

Director Mechanical Therapy Research Lab

Department of Rehabilitation  Sciences, College of Allied Health

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

E-mail: Carol Dionne

(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47115 office

(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47152 MTRL

(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47161 CHPM

(405) 271-3432 fax


Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

DPT, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ, 2010

Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University-Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 1999

M.S., Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1984

B.S., Physical Therapy, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1977

Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy or Masters of Occupational Therapy:
PHTH 8312 Differential Diagnosis (2 credits, course coordinator)
PHTH 8214 Orthopedic Management of the Axial Skeleton (4 credits, course coordinator)
PHTH 8114 Orthopedic Management of the Lower Extremity (4 credits, instructor in rehab for lower limb amputation unit)
PHTH 9152 Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy (2 credits, small group instructor)
PHTH/OCTH 9391 Interprofessional Case Management

Post-professional DSc in Rehabilitation Sciences or Graduate PhD in Allied Health Sciences with Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences:
AHS 6970 Seminar (1 credit RS course coordinator)
RS 5153 Biomechanics (3 credits, course coordinator)
RS 6113 Physiology of Rehabilitation (3 credits, course coordinator)
RS 6232 Applied Radiology and Diagnostic Testing (2 credits, course coordinator)
RS 6152 Differential Diagnosis in Rehabilitation Sciences (2 credits, course coordinator)

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1.

Dionne, C.P., South, A., Crawford, D.A. (2016). Perceived and Tested Work Capacity in Men with Traumatic Transtibial Amputation. Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice (in press).

2.

Dionne, C.P., Crawford D. A., Day, J.D., Ertl W.J.J., (2016). Changes in residual limb anthropometrics and lift, carry and timed walking performance in men with transtibial amputation due to trauma. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics,(in press).

3.

Crawford, D.A., Hamilton, T.H., Day, J,D. Dionne, C.P. (2016). Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Physical Activity and Exercise: A Qualitative Perspective from the Trans-tibial Amputee Population. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics20: 165-172. 

4.

Dionne, C.P., Smith, B.J., Ashikayan, O., Martin, M., Li, S. and Fung, T. (2015). Pilot study: Characteristics of lumbar disc disease in patients who centralize symptoms. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation International 2, 2, 1031.

5.

Dionne, C.P., LaRosa Aranda, M., Crawford, D.A., Ertl, W.JJ. (2015). Work-related performance in men with traditional or osteomyoplastic transtibial amputation. Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice 27, 3, 154-58.

6.

Dionne CP, Ertl WJJ, Day JD, Smith BJ, Commuri S, Regens JL, Mai A. (2014). A cross-sectional study of residuum measures during gait and work-related activities in men with transtibial amputation due to a traumatic event. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics,26 3, 128-133.

7.

Mai, A., Commuri, S., Dionne, C.P., Day, J., Ertl, W.JJ., Regens, J.L. (2013). Residual muscle contraction and residuum socket interface force in men with transtibial osteomyoplastic amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 25,3, 151-158. doi:10.1097/JPO0b01e 31829a965c.

8.

Mai A, Commuri S, Day D, Dionne CP, Ertl WJJ, Regens JL. (2012). Effect of prosthetic foot on residuum socket interface pressure and gait characteristics in an otherwise healthy male with transtibial osteomyoplastic amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 24,4, 211-220.

9.

Schenk, R., Dionne, C.P., Simon, C. & Johnson, R.(2012). Effectiveness of mechanical diagnosis and therapy in patients who meet a clinical prediction rule for spinal manipulation. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy,20, 1, 43-49. DOI: 10.1179/2042618611Y.0000000017.

10.

Commuri, S., Day, J.D., Dionne, C.P., & Ertl, W.J. (April 2010). Assessment of pressures within the prosthetic socket of a person with osteomyoplastic amputation during varied walking tasks. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 2,22, 127-137. DOI: 10.1097/JPO.0b013e3181cca6e0.

11.

Dionne, C.P. & Stover, D.A. (January 2010). Back pain in an adult with cerebral palsy. SpineUniverse. http://www.spineuniverse.com/professional/case-studies/dionne/back-pain-adult-cerebral-palsy.

12.

Dionne, C.P., Bright, B., & Fisher, K. (November 2009).Clinical characteristics of lumbar disc disease: Retrospective database analysis. International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 4, 3, 3-10.

13.

Stover, D.A. & Dionne, C.P. (June 2009).Clinical presentation of significant disc bulge.

SpineUniverse. http://www.spineuniverse.com/professional/case-study/54/clinical-presentation-of-significant-disc-bulge.html

14.

May, S., Dionne, C.P., & Rosedale, R. (2009). Surgery versus conservative care for patients with disc herniation. International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 4,1,24-29.

15.

Dionne, C.P., Ertl, W.J.,& Day, J.(January 2009). Physical therapy management of patients following an Ertl osteomyoplastic transtibial amputation procedure. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 21,1, 64-70.

16.

Bybee, R. & Dionne, C.P. (Fall 2007). Inter-rater agreement of experienced clinicians and students on Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for neck pain. Journal of Physical Therapy

Education, 21: 39-47.DOI:10.1016/jphysio 2007 12.003

17.

Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R., & Tomaka, J. (2007). Correspondence of MDT diagnosis

and intervention. Physiotherapy, 93: 62-68.DOI 10.1016/jphysio 2006 11.001

18.

Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R. & Tomaka, J. (2006). Inter-rater reliability of McKenzie assessment of cervical pain. Physiotherapy, 92, 2: 75-82.

Work referenced: McKenzie, R. & May, S. (2006). The Cervical and Thoracic Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, Raumati Beach, NZ: Spinal Publications, 69, 90.

19.

Gonzalez, M., Fernandez, S. & Dionne, C.P. (2004). Comparison of REPEX and repeated prone trunk extension by healthy subjects. Manuelle Therapie, 8, 207-212 (German). Reprint. (March 2007). International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2, pp.7-

12(English).

20.

Williams, S., White, C., Hancock, T., Pusateri, A., Dionne, C.P., & Bybee, R. (2004). Comparison of repeated stretching and static stretching in extension of the lumbar spine in

healthy adults. Manuelle Therapie, 8, 169-177. (German).

Reprint. (August 2008). International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2, pp.4-13. (English).

21.

Dionne, C.P., Herbowy, S., Miller, M., Smith, S. & Donelson, R. (2004). Effect of REPEX in patients with low back pain. Manuelle Therapie, 8 3-9. (German).

Reprint. (March 2007). International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2, pp.14 - 21. (English).

22.

Dionne, C.P. (2003). Response to comments on clinical indicators for lift readiness in Patients with low back pain. Manuelle Therapie, 3,121-174.

23.

Dionne, C.P. & Smith, S. (2002). Clinical indicators for lift readiness in patients with low back pain. Manuelle Therapie, 4,185-194 (German).

Reprint. (November 2007). International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2, (3) pp.8-16. (English).

Abstracts

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Dionne, C.P., Smith, B.J., Li, S., Beall, D., Hakim, M., Thompson, D.F. (2012). Characteristics of lumbar disc disease in asymptomatic adults without a history of back pain. Physical Therapy, Abstract publication 2213-RR.

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Dionne, C.P., Commuri, S., Day, J.D., Ertl, W.J. (2010). Interfacial contact prosthetic socket forces produced during gait by an adult with osteomyoplastic amputation. Physical Therapy, Abstract publication 28461.

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Dionne, C.P. & Stover, D.A. (2009). Ruling out candidacy for physical therapy with mechanical  evaluation. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 17, 3, E101.

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Dionne, C.P., Ertl, W., & Day, J. (June 2008). Description of physical therapy management of patients following an Ertl osteomyoplastic transtibial amputation procedure. Physical      Therapy, 17264.

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Dionne, C.P., Bright, B., & Fisher, K.S. (2008). Clinical characteristics of patients with lumbar disc disease. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 38, A61.

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Dionne, C. P., Bright, B., & Fisher, K.S. (2007). Clinical characteristics associated with lumbar disc disease of patients seen in physical therapy clinics. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 15, 178.

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Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R., & Tomaka, J. (May 2005). Correspondence of MDT diagnosis and intervention. Physical Therapy. PO-RR-82-TH.

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Dionne, C.P., Gonzales, M. & Fernandez, S. (2004). 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.

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Dionne, C.P. Clinical indicators of lift readiness in patients with low back pain.(2001). 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.

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Dionne, C.P. & Smith, S. (2000). Lift readiness in patients with low back pain. National Occupational Injury Research Symposium. Pittsburg, PA: NIOSH, 44-45.

Proceedings/Monographs

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Ertl WJJ; Dionne CP; Day JD, Commuri S, Thompson D. (2013). Residual Limb Measures During Work-Related Activities in Men with Transtibial Amputation Due to Trauma American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Chicago, IL (March 22, 2013).

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Mai, A., Commuri, S., Day, J., Dionne, C.P. & Ertl, W.J.J. (2012).  Residual muscle contraction and prosthetic socket interface force in a transtibial amputee upon osteomyoplastic procedure- a preliminary study. BRC2012 3rd ISSNIP Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference. Manaus, Brazil,#1569491239.(Jan 9-11, 2012).

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Ertl, W.W.J., Ertl, C., Ertl, J.P. & Dionne, C.P. (2010). The osteomyoplastic approach in dysvascular patients. Northwestern Vascular Conference. (Dec 9-12,2010)

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Dionne, C.P. (2004). Comparison of REPEX and repeated trunk extension in healthy subjects. 5th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain Effective Diagnosis and Treatment of Low back & Pelvic Pain (Vleeming et al, eds.). p.262-264.

Book Chapters

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Anderson, M. & Dionne, C.P. (2012). Athletic options for persons with amputation. In: Lusardi, Jorge, Nielsen (Eds.),Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation pp.758-771.(3rd ed). St Louis: Elsevier Saunders .

Book Reviews

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Dionne, C.P. (2005) [Review of Hartwig, W.C. Systematic Human Anatomy] Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Dionne, C.P. (2005) .

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  (submitted)

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Dionne, C.P. (2004) [Review of the book Group Wellness Programs  for Chronic Pain and

Disease Management]. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  February; 95.

 

Current:

  • 2015-2018                    
    Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) Health Research Program. Work-Related Performance in Men with Trans-femoral Amputation.(Total funding $133,935 over 3 years)
    Role: Principal Investigator (.25 FTE)

  • 2016-2018                    
    Presbyterian Health Foundation Symposium Grant Physical Stresses: Keeping Us “Alive and Well” ($4,500, $4,500 in matching)
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • 2016-2017                    
    College of Allied Health Seed Grant Award. Motion Analysis of Work Performance in Men with Transtibial Amputation. (Total Funding $4,979, one year).
    Role: Principal Investigator

Completed:

  • 2014-2016                    
    Presbyterian Health Foundation Seed Grant. Work-related performance characteristics in men with TTAT at risk for residuum Injury.(Total Funding: $43,692).
    Role: Principal Investigator (.25 FTE)
  • 2015                              
    Mentorship for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Summer Research Program (INBRE) Undergraduate research in study, Work Performance in Men with Transtibial Amputation at Risk for Injury                (Total funding: $2,200) 
    Role: Co-Investigator (.02 FTE)         
    PI: Akins
  • 2013
    Mentorship for the NIH Bridges Summer Undergraduate Research Program;  Case Study: Performance Changes in Patients with Back Pain Who Centralize  Symptoms. (Total funding: $1,000)
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2012 -2013  
    International Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Research Foundation.  Characteristics of LDD: Profile of Patients Who Centralize Symptoms. (Total funding $15,000 for one year with 1 year no-cost extension) 
    Role: Principal Investigator (.10 FTE)
  • 2011 – 2014  
    Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)  Health Research Program. Work-Related Activities in Adult Oklahomans with  Unilateral Trans-tibial Amputation due to a Traumatic Event. (Total funding $103,524 over 3 years)
    Role: Principal Investigator (.25 FTE)
  • 2012  
    Mentorship for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence  Summer Research Program (INBRE) Undergraduate research in study,   Residual Limb Measures during Work-related Tasks Performed by Amputees  with Transtibial Amputation due to a Traumatic Event. (Total funding: $2,200) 
    Role: Co-Investigator (.02 FTE)         
    PI: Akins
  • 2012  
    Mentorship for the NIH Bridges Summer Undergraduate Research Program;  Case Study: Profile of an Adult who Centralizes Symptoms. (Total funding: $1,000) 
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2011 – 2012  
    OUHSC VPR Translational Research Grant Program. Residual Limb Measures during Work-Related Activities in Adult Oklahomans with Unilateral Trans-tibial Amputation  due to a Traumatic Event. (Total funding $45,589 over 1 year)    
    Role: Principal Investigator (.25 FTE)
  • 2011 Mentorship for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Summer Research Program (INBRE) Undergraduate research in study, Residual Limb Measures during Work-related Tasks Performed by Amputees with Transtibial Amputation due to a Traumatic Event. (Total funding: $2,200) 
    Role: Co-Investigator (.02 FTE)         PI: Akins
  • 2010 Oklahoma Physical Therapy Foundation Research Grant. Comprehensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation of patients with lower limb amputation. (Total funding: $750 for one year)
    Role: Principal Investigator (.05 FTE)
  • 2010 Oklahoma Physical Therapy Foundation Education Grant. Third annual Ertl Symposium 2010. (Total funding: $350 for one year)
    Role: Program Director
  • 2010-2011 College of Allied Health Seed Grant Program, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Lumbar Disc Disease: Developing Profile for Healthy Subjects. (Total funding: $5,000)
    Role: Principal Investigator (.10 FTE)
  • 2009 Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Clinical Profile for Lumbar Disc Disease, Internal funding. (Total funding: $3,000)
    Role: Principal Investigator (.10 FTE)
  • 2009 Mentorship for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Summer Research Program (INBRE) Undergraduate research in study, Development of clinical profile for lumbar disc disease. (Total funding: $2,200)
    Role: Co-Investigator (0.2 FTE)        
    PI: Waxman
    2008 – 2009 College of Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Departmental Seed Grant. Pilot Study for the Design of Intelligent Prosthetic Leg for an Individual with an Osteomyoplastic Transtibial Amputation. (Total Funding:$ 10,000)
    Role: Co-investigator              
    PI: Commuri
  • 2008 – 2009 McKenzie Institute International Research Foundation. Effectiveness of mechanical diagnosis and therapy in patients who meet a clinical prediction rule for spinal manipulation. (Total funding: $5,920)
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator (.10 FTE )  
     PI: Schenk
  • 2006 – 2009 Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review – 037891. Bone Physiologyand Mechanics in Osteomyoplasty Amputation Rehabilitation. (Total funding: $748,917 over 3 years)
    Role: Co-investigator                  
    PI: Brackett
  • 2006 – 2008 College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College Research Seed Grant. Characteristics associated with lumbar disc disease of patients seen in physical therapy clinics. (Total funding: $7,500)
    Role: Principal Investigator (.10 FTE )
  • 2005 Center for Hispanic Health Disparities, University of Texas at El Paso. The effectiveness of McKenzie low back pain management system among Hispanics. (Not transferable; Total funding: $40,000)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2002 – 2005 McKenzie Institute International, Inter-rater agreement in McKenzie assessment of cervical pain. (Total funding: $3,000)
    Role: Principal investigator
  • 2002 – 2005 University of Texas at El Paso University Research Institute grant and McKenzie Institute International. Inter-rater reliability of McKenzie assessment in patients with neck pain. (Total funding $4,350)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2002 – 2004 Project NO 1-D37 HP 00875 Health Resources and Service Administration HRSA teaching grant. Rehabilitation Training on the US-Mexico Border. (Total funding $372,739)
    Role: Co-director                  
    PI: Crabtree
  • 1998 – 2000 Orthopaedic Section APTA, Inc.  Effect of REPEX in patients with low back pain. (Total funding: $1,000)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 1998 – 1999 Foundation for Physical Therapy. Clinical indicators for lift readiness in patients with low back pain. (Total funding: $3,000)
    Role: Principal Investigator
   

Translational research of lumbar disc disease (bench to participation) 

Translational research of lower extremity osteomyoplastic amputation 

Translational research of lower extremity dysfunction and Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Human Performance Measurement, Motion Analysis

 

 

 

Orthopedics

Mechanical diagnosis and therapy

Functional capacity evaluation

Physical therapy management of patients with amputations