B.S., Northeastern University, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia



Physical Therapy (Geriatrics)


Dr. Dehner is Department Chair and Professor of Physical Therapy teaching pathophysiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, basic patient care skills, and geriatric evaluation and treatment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. Although she began her career in outpatient orthopedics, she now devotes her clinical time to evaluating and treating older adults in long-term care settings and is a Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA). Dr. Dehner has a background as a researcher in the field of neurobiology and has multiple publications and presentations. Her current scholarship is focused on the older adult, particularly pharmacologic implications for physical therapy management and education in geriatrics.


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