Faculty and Staff Directory

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

Associate Professor Rehabilitation Sciences
Director Center for Human Performance Measurement
Director Mechanical Therapy Research Lab


Contact Information:

(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47115 office
(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47152 MTRL
(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47161 CHPM
(405) 271-3432 fax

Carol-Dionne@ouhsc.edu


Education:

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


Teaching:

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)


Research Interests:

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


Lab Website(s):

Mechanical Therapy Research Lab

Center for Human Peformance Measurement


Funding:

  • 2018-2019 - OUHSC VPR CAH Internal funding. The Effects of First Metatarso-Phalangeal Joint Mobility on the Young Ballet Dancer’s Ability to Assume the En Pointe Position. (Total funding: $ 2,692 one year)
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

  • 2018-2019 - College of Medicine-Pediatrics (internal funding). Health care provider performance of neonatal resuscitation during simulated chest compressions.(Total funding: $5,000 one year)
    Role: Co-Investigator | PI: Shah         

  • 2018-2019 - College of Allied Health Seed Grant. Balance and gait performance with diabetes. (Total funding: $5,000, one year)
    Role: Co-Investigator |PI: Wang

  • 2017-2018 - Presbyterian Health Foundation Equipment Grant. Creation of a Premier Core Facility: Enhancing the Center for Human Performance Measurement. (Total funding $50,080, one year)
    Role: Principal Investigator.

  • 2017 - Mentorship for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Summer Research Program (INBRE) Undergraduate research in study. Gait Analysis of a Healthy Man with Transtibial Limb Loss and a Matched Control to Characterize and Compare Gait Performance. (Total funding: $1,035, one summer)
    Role: Co-Investigator | PI: Akins

  • 2016-2018 - Presbyterian Health Foundation Symposium Grant. Physical Stresses: Keeping Us “Alive and Well”. (Total funding $15,554, 50% matching; one year with 1 year no-cost extension)
    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).
    Role: Principal Investigator

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

  • 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 | 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)
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • 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, 3 years)
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • 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 | 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)
    Role: Principal Investigator

  • 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 | PI: Akins


Clinical:

Orthopedics
Mechanical diagnosis and therapy
Functional capacity evaluation
Physical therapy management of patients with amputations


Selected Publications:

  • Kotamraju B., Commuri S., Mai A., Dionne, C.P., Day J., Ertl W.J.J. (2018).  Residuum muscle activation during gait in individuals with traditional and osteomyoplastic amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics,30;4:207-213.  
  • Mitchell, C.M., Crawford, D., New, J.A., Dionne, C.P., Sisson, S.B. (2018). Activity assessment in adults with amputation. Orthopaedic Practice,30;3:160-168.  
  • Crawford D.A., Terry, R.A., Ciro, C., Hamilton, T.B., Sisson, S., Dionne, C.P. (2018). Examining the health action process approach for predicting physical activity behavior in adults with back pain. Health Behavior Research, 2; 6: 1342-1353.
  • Woods S.G., Knehans, A., Arnold, S., Dionne, C., Hoffman, L., Turner, P., Baldwin, J. (2018). The associations between diet and physical activity with body composition and walking a timed distance in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. Food and Nutrition Research, 62:1343-1353.
  • Dionne, C.P., South, A., Crawford, D.A. (2017). Perceived and Tested Work Capacity in Men with Traumatic Transtibial Amputation. Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice 29, 2;17:98-100.
  • Dionne, C.P., Crawford D. A., Day, J.D., Ertl, W.J.J., (2017). Changes in residual limb anthropometrics and lift, carry and timed walking performance in men with transtibial amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 29; 2:50–53.
  • 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 Orthotics 20:165-172. 
  • 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.
  • Dionne, C.P., LaRosa Aranda, M., Crawford, D.A., Ertl, W.J.J. (2015). Work-related performance in men with traditional or osteomyoplastic transtibial amputation. Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 27; 3:154-58.
  • Dionne C.P., Ertl, W.J.J., Day, J.D., Smith, B.J., Commuri, S., Regens, J.L., 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.
  • Mai, A., Commuri, S., Dionne, C.P., Day, J., Ertl, W.J.J., 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.
  • Mai A., Commuri S., Day, D., Dionne C.P., Ertl, W.J.J., Regens, J.L. (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.
  • 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.
  • Commuri, S., Day, J.D., Dionne, C.P., & Ertl, W.J.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.