Lynn Worobey, PhD, DPT, ATP

Lynn Worobey, PhD, DPT, ATP is a research assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh and a Research Scientist at the VA R&D Center of Excellence. She received her doctorate in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She has extensive experience in biomechanics and is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). In order to achieve a more direct interaction with patients she went on to complete a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. Her interests include maximizing function and preventing secondary injury for individuals who utilize assistive technology in both a research and clinical setting. She has led studies involving quantitative ultrasound, upper limb mechanics, training in functional mobility, wheelchair quality, and the ergonomics of transfers and wheelchair propulsion. She currently provides clinical care in an inpatient rehabilitation setting.

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