Justine Dee, P.T., M.S., OCS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Movement Science

Justine DeeOffice: 310E Rowell
Email: justinedee@deept.com

Justine Dee is a clinical assistant professor in the entry-level doctorate of physical therapy program. She teaches the Patient Management Foundational Skills class, which is where students develop basic physical therapy examination skills including the skills of goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length testing, accessory motion testing, postural alignment, and gait and functional mobility training. The course has sections devoted to how to conduct an interview and perform general health screening with physical therapy clients, and how to document physical therapy care. In the spring semester, Professor Dee teaches Patient Management I, a class in which students learn how to examine, evaluate and treat clients/patients with musculoskeletal/orthopedic spine and peripheral joint problems. She also assists in teaching lab sessions devoted to the treatment of patients with lymphedema. Professor Dee is a practicing physical therapist who has worked in a variety of settings; an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS); and a certified lymphedema therapist through the Lymphedema Association of North America. She is a founding member and on the board of directors for the Vermont Lymphedema Network; and the director of physical therapy services for the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma (NESTT).

Professor Dee practices physical therapy at Dee Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy practice with clinics in South Burlington, Hinesburg and Shelburne, Vt., where she is a co-owner and manager.


B.S., Physical Therapy, Northeastern University; M.S., University of Vermont; currently enrolled in the clinical and translational sciences Ph.D. program at the University of Vermont

Courses Taught:

PT241 - Patient Management Foundational Skills
PT242 - Patient Management I

Key Scholarly Interests:
Publication Highlights:

Reliability of novice raters in using the movement system impairment approach to classify people with low back pain. Henry S, Van Dillen LR, Trombely A, Dee JM, Bunn JY.   Manual Therapy. June 2012

Reliability of the movement system impairment classification schema for subgrouping people with low back pain. Henry SM, Van Dillen LR, Trombley AL, Dee JM, Bunn JY Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2009: 39:A97.

Effects of resistance training on physical function in older disabled women with coronary heart disease. Martin Brochu1, Patrick Savage, Melinda Lee, Justine Dee, M. Elaine Cress, Eric T. Poehlman, Marc Tischler, Philip A. Ades. J Appl Physiol 92: 672-678, 2002 Vol. 92, Issue 2, 672-678, February 2002. (Abstract)

Determinants of disability in older coronary patients. Ades  PA, Savage P, MS, . Tischler MD, Poehlman E, Dee JM, Niggel J, Am Heart J 143(1):151-156, 2002

Treatment of lateral epicondylitis comparing traditional exercise protocols with periscapular strengthening. 2001.

Professional Affiliations:

American Physical Therapy Association