Carol P. Dionne

PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT.

Carol qualified as a licensed physical therapist in 1977 and worked in primarily the musculoskeletal setting across the United States. During that time, she earned an MS in Education from Syracuse University and a certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. In 1999, she earned a PhD from Texas Woman’s University in Orthopedic Physical Therapy where the topic of her dissertation was to propose a group of clinical factors which predict when would, in the course of treatment, allow patients with low back pain to initiate lifting using MDT principles. In 2000, Dr Dionne was appointed Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas at El Paso, during which time qualified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Since 2005, she joined the faculty in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma where she now a tenured Associate Professor and Director of 2 research facilities- The Mechanical Therapy Research Laboratory and very recently, the Center for Human Performance Measurement. She has authored and co-authored numerous research publications that have focused on work performance by those with mechanical pain, and those at risk for re-injury upon return to work using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies.