Dr. Libby DeGrendele grew up in Wyoming. She played all sports growing up, but soccer was her favorite. Libby later on played soccer for two years at the University of Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with an Exercise Physiology degree in 1999. After graduation, Libby attended the University of Utah Physical Therapy Program. She received her masters degree in 2003 and her doctorate in 2005. Dr. DeGrendele has worked at the University of Utah Hospital since 2003. The majority of her therapy experience is in inpatient rehab working with a variety of neurological diseases and other diagnoses. She is now on the traumatic brain injury team. She enjoys working with this population because it so challenging, and everyday is a different day with these patients. She enjoys working with the stroke team as well and has a big interest in conversion disorder. In 2018, Dr. DeGrendele became a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist. She also gives a lecture to the entry level physical therapy students about the physical therapy management of conversion disorder.
Outside of work, Dr. DeGrendele has two kids and an active husband. Her family stays busy in the summer with lots of camping, kid sports including soccer and flag football, and going to Lagoon amusement park. In the winter, you will most likely spot her and her family skiing down the mountain. They really love to go to Snowbasin. We also have a crazy dog that has way too much energy, but is super adorable.