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Lee Dibble, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA

Excellence In Neurologic Research

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Congratulations to Dr. Dibble as the 2019 recipient of the Neurologic Research Award for ANPT. 

Dr. Dibble is a professor and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah.  His professional activity revolves around 3 areas: Research (Disease modification in Neurodegenerative diseases, Postural and Gaze Stability, Motor Learning), Teaching (Neuroanatomy, Motor Control, Vestibular Rehabilitation), and Academic Administration. 

 

Dr. Dibble states that we as neurologic PT’s are in a unique position: 

“Neurologic physical therapists are trained to understand that sedentary behavior is not an inevitable consequence of most neurologic conditions ….to intervene at the primary and secondary prevention levels in those living with neurologic conditions.  Instead of accepting that care should be delivered in response to the onset of disability rather than to prevent it, neurologic physical therapists are committed to partnering with clients to achieve health and find sustainable options for physical activity and exercise.” 

 

I appreciate the term Dr. Dibble used when describing PT and client relationship as partners to optimize overall function and wellness.

 

He is an advocate for engagement with the ANPT section.  “Becoming involved with the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy is one of the best professional decisions I have ever made.  My strongest research collaborations, my professional role models, and some of my best friends have come from the relationships built around Academy activities.”

 

Recommended resources:

https://www.parkinson.org

https://www.apdaparkinson.org

https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org

https://www.nationalmssociety.org

https://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorder

 

Thank you for your service!

 

Contact information: email

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