Carol P Dionne

Contact Information:
Carol P Dionne


Dionne, Carol P. (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Allied Health/Rehabilitation Sciences -Assistant Professor

Center of:

Other Organization:

Mechanical Therapy Research Laboratory -Director


Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ   DPT   2010
Texas Woman's University-Dallas, Dallas, TX   PhD, Physical Therapy   1999
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY   MS, Education   1984
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY   BS, Physical Therapy   1977

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Clinical Expertise: Board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy; specialization in care for the spine and care for those with limb amputation. Research Areas of Interest: Human performance measures in those with limb amputation; characteristics of lumbar disc disease in specific subgroups.


Mechanical Therapy Research Laboratory

Research Projects:

International Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Research Foundation. Characteristics of LDD: Profile of Patients Who Centralize Symptoms. Role: Principal Investigator. 2012
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. Role: Principal Investigator. 2011 - 2014.
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. Role: Principal Investigator. 2011 - 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. Role: Co-Investigator. PI: Akins. 2011.

Selected Publications:

Effectiveness of mechanical diagnosis and therapy in patients who meet a clinical prediction rule for spinal manipulation
2012    Schenk, R., Dionne, C.P., Simon, C. & Johnson, R.
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 20, 1, 43-49
Assessment of pressures within the prosthetic socket of a person with osteomyoplastic amputation during varied walking tasks
2010    Commuri, S., Day, J.D., Dionne, C.P., & Ertl, W.J.
Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 2,22, 127-137
Back pain in an adult with cerebral palsy
2010    Dionne, C.P. & Stover, D.A.
Clinical characteristics of lumbar disc disease: Retrospective database analysis
2009    Dionne, C.P., Bright, B., & Fisher K.
International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therpy, 4, 3, 3-10
Clinical presentation of significant disc bulge
2009    Stover, D.A. & Dionne, C.P.
Surgery versus conservative care for patients with disc herniation
2009    May, S., Dionne, C.P., & Rosedale, R.
International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 4,1, 24-29
Physical therapy management of patients following an Ertl osteomyoplastic transtibial amputation procedure
2009    Dionne, C.P., Ertl, W.J.,& Day, J.
Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 21,1, 64-70
Inter-rater agreement of experienced clinicians and students on Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for neck pain
2007    Bybee, R. & Dionne, C.P.
Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 21: 39-47
Comparison of REPEX and repeated prone trunk extension by healthy subjects
2007    Gonzalez, M., Fernandez, S. & Dionne, C.P.
Manuelle Therapie, 8, 207-212
Correspondence of MDT diagnosis and intervention
2007    Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R., & Tomaka, J.
Physiotherapy, 93: 62-68
Inter-rater reliability of McKenzie assessment of cervical pain
2006    Dionne, C.P., Bybee, R. & Tomaka, J.
Physiotherapy, 92, 2: 75-82
Comparison of repeated stretching and static stretching in extension of the lumbar spine in healthy adults
2004    Williams, S., White, C., Hancock, T., Pusateri, A., Dionne, C.P., & Bybee, R.
Manuelle Therapie, 8, 169-177
Effect of REPEX in patients with low back pain
2004    Dionne, C.P., Herbowy, S., Miller, M., Smith, S. & Donelson, R.
Manuelle Therapie, 8 3-9
Response to comments on clinical indicators for lift readiness in Patients with low back pain
2003    Dionne, C.P.
Manuelle Therapie, 3,121-174
Clinical indicators for lift readiness in patients with low back pain
2002    Dionne, C.P. & Smith, S.
Manuelle Therapie, 4,185-194