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Leland E. Dibble, PT, PHD, ATC, FAPTA

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Dr. Lee Dibble, PT, PhD, ATC, is a member of the residency program leadership committee. He is currently Associate Department Chair and a Professor within the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Animal Physiology from UC Davis, he attended Duke University for his MS in Physical Therapy. He earned a PhD from the University of Utah with a focus on Motor Learning and Motor Control. For the past 20 years, Dr. Dibble has co-directed the Balance and Mobility Clinic and the Motion Capture Core Facility. His research has examined skeletal muscle and functional responses to eccentric muscle training, as well and postural and gaze stability in persons with neurologic conditions such as Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, vestibular hypofunction, and concussion. Current funding for this research comes from the NIH, the Department of Defense, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the PAC-12, the Michael J Fox Foundation, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research, and the University of Utah.

Education History