Mechanical Therapy Lab (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)

Lab Director:
Carol Dionne

Research Topics

  • Musculoskeletal

Research Overview

(1) Lumbar Disc Disease and Centralization of Symptoms
(2) Osteomyoplastic amputation

Contact Information

Web Site:
Lab Site
E-mail:
carol-dionne@ouhsc.edu
Mailing Address:
1200 North Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Office Phone:
4052712131
Fax:
4052712432

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Selected Publications

Articles
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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).
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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).
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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).
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Dionne, C.P. (2003). Response to comments on clinical indicators for lift readiness in Patients with low back pain. Manuelle Therapie, 3,121-174.
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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
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Mai A, Commuri S, Dionne CP, Day J, Ertl WJJ, Regens JL. An alternative approach to extraction and analysis of temporal gait parameters using end-bearing force in the prosthetic socket by users with transtibial amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, (submitted).
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Mai A, Commuri S, Dionne CP, Day J, Ertl WJJ, Regens JL. Effect of Prosthetic Feet on End-bearing Characteristics in an Otherwise Healthy Male with Transtibial Osteomyoplastic Amputation.  Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics.(Submitted)

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

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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.

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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.
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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
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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, accepted).
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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)
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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
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Anderson, M.A. & Dionne, C.P. (2011). Athletic Options for Persons with Amputation. In: Jorge, M and Lusardi, M. Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 3rd ed., Elsevier, Philadelphia, pp.(in press).
Book Reviews
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Dionne, C.P. (2005) [Review of Hartwig, W.C. Systematic Human Anatomy] Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer Health.
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Dionne, C.P. (2005) [Review of the book Spinal Instrumentation: Surgical Techniques].
Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  (submitted)
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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.

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