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Gerard Dybel

Gerry Dybel
Gerard J DybelAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPhysical Therapy
  • Phone(978) 934-4410
  • EmailGerard_Dybel@uml.edu

Research Interests

Research Interests: Ergonomics Issues, Analysis of ergonomic exposures of home health care aides, Kinetic and kinematic analysis of physical stressors associated with patient transfer/handling activities, Affect of a training intervention using biofeedback and video feedback on the lifting postures of nurses during patient handling tasks, Affect of individualized worker training program on the magnitude of physical stressors experienced by packaging workers in a bottling plant, Sports Training/Injury Prevention, Evaluation of the musculoskeletal characteristics of pre-adolescent and adolescent female basketball players, Kinetic and kinematic analysis of jumping skills of pre-adolescent and adolescent female basketball players, Evaluation of the effectiveness of jump training on the occurrence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in pre-adolescent and adolescent female basketball players, Urinary Incontinence, Retrospective analysis of the effectiveness of different methods of incontinence training interventions. Teaching Responsibilities: Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program; Physical Therapy Procedures II, Physical Therapy Procedures III, Business Management Skills, Healthcare Issues.

Education

  • Other: Work Environment- Ergonomics, (2000), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Supporting Area: Epidemiology
  • MS: Work Environment- Ergonomics, (1996), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • Other: Physical Therapy - Orthopedics and musculoskeletal evaluation, (1986), Baylor University - Waco, Texas
  • Other: Exercise Science- Kinesiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, (1981), University of Toledo - Toledo, Ohio
  • BS: Health Education, (1976), Indiana University, Bloomington - Indiana
    Supporting Area: Biological Science, Indiana State Teaching License

Awards and Honors

  • Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship - University of Toledo
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2007), Teaching - Department of Physical Therapy.
  • Awarded Geriatric Clinical Specialist Certification (2006), Service, Professional - American Physical Therapy Association
  • Geriatric Clinical Specialist Certification (GCS) (2006) - American Physical Therapy Association
  • (1999)
  • Present Department and College merit awards (1996)
  • Present Department and College merit awards (1996), Service, University - UML
  • Army Achievement Medal (1992), Service, Community - US Army
  • Army Achievement Medal (1991), Leadership - US Army
  • (1984)
  • Officer Commission in the Army to study physical therapy (1984), Service, Community - US Army

Publications

  • Seymour, C.D., Dybel, G.J. (1998) "The Effectiveness of Three Teaching Methods for Gait Analysis Using the Rancho Los Amigos Gait Analysis Checklist," JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION 12:1 pp. 3-9
  • Dybel, G.J., Seymour, C.J. (1997) "Identifying the physical demands of Army Reserve personnel during deployable medical systems training," Military medicine 162:8 pp. 537-542
  • Seymour, C.J., Dybel, G.J. (1996) "Developing Skillful Clinical Decision Making: Evaluation of Two Classroom Teaching Strategies," JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION 10:2 pp. 77-81

Presentations

  • - SHE research day, April 2012
  • Principles and applications of electrotherapeutic modalities, 2010 - Bedford, MA
  • Quantification of Activity during Physical Therapy Treatment in the Acute Rehabilitation Setting - APTA Annual Meeting, 2009 - Massachusetts
  • Validation of an Observational Sampling Tool for Quantifying Rehabilitation Interventions in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting: R-PATH - APTA Annual Meeting, 2009 - Massachusetts
  • Office ergonomics and coordinator of student consultations to office workers requesting workstation evaluations, 2008
  • Virtual Gaming:the Wii, uses in rehabilitation, 2008
  • Research opportunities in physical therapy, 2006
  • Techniques for improving functional core stabilization, 2003
  • Ergonomic Exposures in Home Health Care, 2000
  • Effect of Home Care Physical Therapy on Patient Perception of Well-Being. - APTA Annual Meeting, 1996 - Massachusetts
  • Inter-rater Reliability of the Rancho Los Amigos Observational Gait Analysis Form - APTA Annual Meeting, 1996 - Massachusetts

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Co-PI: to implement Health Promotion Interventions for elders and neurologically impaired clients in the Merrimack Valley (), Grant - Charles Irwin Travelli Fund
  • Co-PI:Health Promotion in Older Socially Isolated Community Dwelling Adults (), Grant - Charles Irwin Travelli Fund
  • Development of a CPR compression monitor (), Grant - CVIP Grant ProposalProject
  • Co-PI: Health Promotion in Older Socially Isolated Community Dwelling Adults (2010), Grant - Charles Irwin Travelli Fund
  • Co-Investigator: Health Promotion in Older Socially Isolated Community Dwelling Adults. (2009), Grant - Charles Irwin Travelli Fund
  • Co-Investigator: Health Promotion in Older Socially Isolated Community Dwelling Adults. (2008), Grant - Charles Irwin Travelli Fund
  • Co-Investigator: Health Promotion in Older Socially Isolated Community Dwelling Adults. (2007), Grant - Charles Irwin Travelli Fund
  • Co-Investigator: Health Promotion in Older Socially Isolated Community Dwelling Adults. (2006), Grant - Charles Irwin Travelli Fund
  • PI: Development of complex clinical case studies to be used as an instructional tool in the DPT curriculum (2003), Grant - Council on Teaching, Learning, and Research as Scholarship
  • PI: Implementation of technology in the curriculum (1999), Grant - Council on Teaching, Learning, and Research as Scholarship , UMass Lowell
  • PI: Careers in Physical Therapy" to middle school children in the Merrimack Valley (1997), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • To develop an interactive multimedia program for teaching biomechanics and kinesiology. (1997), Grant - Teaching and Learning Seed Grant from The Council on Teaching, Learning, and Research