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Department of Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation & Wellness Clinic

The clinic is located in the Health Professions Education Building in Research Park at 520 Wakara Way. The Clinic was established through a generous donation from the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation. Faculty members from the Department of Physical Therapy staff the Clinic.image

D. James Ballard, DPT and Heather Hayes, DPT, NCS are the primary physical therapists treating patients in the Clinic.

D. James Ballard, DPT is a 1994 graduate of the University of Utah Physical Therapy Program. His chief clinical interests are male and female pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, Parkinson's disease and vestibular rehabilitation. He has published a paper and presented at local, national, and international conferences on the topic of pelvic floor muscle exercises for erectile dysfunction. He has also presented at local and national conferences on behavioral treatment methods for adult urinary incontinence. He came to the University from the IHC Hearing and Balance Center where he worked with patients with vertigo, dizziness and other balance disorders. In addition to seeing individual patients at the Clinic, Jim also works with the Parkinson's disease exercise group.

Heather Hayes, DPT, NCS graduated from Northern Arizona University Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2003. Heather's clinical interests focus on neurological disabilities and the potential for functional recovery post-focal neurological injury. Heather's research interests include Multiple Sclerosis and high intensity resistance exercise. Additionally, Heather utilizes state of the art equipment to encourage neurological recovery including body weight supported treadmill training, intensive training for motor learning principles and she has been trained in the SaeboFlex orthosis for aiding the recovery of post-stroke upper extremity deficits. Heather has initiated a wellness program for individuals with neurological and balance disorders at the Clinic. Additionally, Heather will be housing intensive camps for neurologically injured individuals, where patients participate in therapy 6 hours/day for 10 days.

The Clinic also houses exercise and wellness programs for individuals with Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and neurological injury, and diabetes.

For more information on the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program, contact Hina Garg (program manager for MSEP) call 581-8756.

For more information on the Parkinson's disease and neurological injury exercise programs call 587-9161.

For more information on the Diabetes and Senior Health (DASH) supervised exercise program contact Sheldon Smith, MS, CDE at 801-581-6696.

Clinic phone number for scheduling, more information, cancellations, please leave a message at 801-587-9161.
The fax number is 801-587-7607.

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