Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - The College of Allied Health


Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma HSC
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3092
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-2131,
Fax: (405) 271-2432

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

Dionne

Associate Professor

e-mail Carol Dionne
(405) 271-2131 ext. 47115

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 6113 Physiology of Rehabilitation (3 credits, course coordinator)

Articles
Mai A, Commuri S, Dionne C.P., Day J, Ertl WJJ, Regens JL. (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, Dionne C.P., Day J, Ertl W,JJ, Regens J L. (2013). An alternate approach to extraction and analysis of gait events by using contact forces in the prosthetic socket by users with transtibial amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics.(in review).

Mai A, Commuri S, Day J, Dionne CP, Ertl WJJ, Regens JL. (2012).  Residual muscle contraction and prosthetic socket interface force in a transtibial amputee upon the osteomyoplastic procedure- A preliminary study. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (in press).

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.

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. (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
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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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/jphysio12.003

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

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.

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).

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).

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

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).

Articles in Preparation
Dionne CP, Ertl WJJ, Day JD, Commuri S, Smith BJ, Regens JL. A cross-sectional study of residuum measures during work-related activities in men with trans-tibial amputation due to a traumatic event. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. (in review)

Abstracts
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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).

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).

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)

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

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

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.

Faculty Research Grants

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)

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

Orthopedics

Mechanical diagnosis and therapy

Functional capacity evaluation

Physical therapy management of patients with amputations