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Lennie Swenson

Lennie Swenson, PT, DPT

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Lennie received her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah in 2006. She has been a yoga and pilates instructor since 2008. In 2011, Lennie became an employee of the University of Utah Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic, assisting in the performance of exercise programs for those with Parkinson's Disease and cerebrovascular accidents. Shortly thereafter, she teamed up with Professor Juan Carlos Claudio to establish the Grey Matters Dance for Parkinson's program, one of the first programs of its kind in Utah. Grey Matters provides a valuable opportunity to those with PD to tap into creativity, movement, and music as a form of complementary therapy. She then founded the University of Utah Student Wellness Board, an interprofessional program, allowing students to learn and serve the participants of the L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center. 

Lennie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2018. She is currently a faculty advisor for the Student Wellness Board, and is a board member on the Utah Falls Prevention Coalition, as well as the Mountain West Parkinson Initiative. 

Dr. Swenson has been certified as an LSVT BIG Instructor, and became a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. Lennie began working as a physical therapist at the University Balance and Mobility Clinic in 2018, evaluating and treating those with neurologic conditions, vestibular dysfunction, and balance deficits. Lennie is an active member of the APTA, and is honored to be a part of University of Utah's team.

Education History