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 primarily in the first year of the program, which is where the students develop basic physical therapy examination skills. She teaches the Patient Management Foundational Skills class, which includes the skills of goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length testing, accessory motion testing, postural alignment, gait and functional mobility training. This course also includes 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, she teaches Patient Management I, in which the students learn how to examine, evaluate and treat clients/patients with musculoskeletal/orthopedic spine and peripheral joint problems.

She also assists in teaching the lab sessions devoted to treatment of patients with lymphedema. She is a practicing physical therapist since 1986, and has worked in a variety of settings. Over the past 15 years her focus has been on treating patients with orthopedic injuries. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), as well as a certified lymphedema therapist, having passed the Lymphedema Association of North America exam in 1997. Dee is a founding member and on the board of directors for the Vermont Lymphedema Network. She practices physical therapy at Dee Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy practice with clinics in South Burlington and Shelburne, Vt., where she is a co-owner and manager.


B.S., Physical Therapy, 1986, Northeastern University; M.S., 2001, University of Vermont.

Courses Taught:

PT241 - Patient Management Foundational Skills; PT242 - Patient Management I.

Key Scholarly Interests:

Low back pain; treatment of lymphedema; benefits of exercise in cardiac patients and patients with cancer.

Publication Highlights:

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

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

Treatment of lateral epicondylitis comparing traditional exercise protocols with periscapular strengthening. 2001. http://accesscanada.uvm.edu/

Professional Affiliations:

American Physical Therapy Association