Faculty Development Resident
Office: Box 104002 DUMC
Dr. Ripa is a physical therapist specializing in adult neurological rehabilitation with a passion for patients with cognitive-behavioral impairments and the implementation of cognitive remediation practice strategies. During her career, she has developed comprehensive proficiency in complex neurological conditions across the lifespan and hopes to draw upon these experiences to enrich student learning in the classroom. Dr. Ripa is a dedicated life-long learner and has also been involved in student education in both clinical and academic settings. She is excited to immerse herself in a variety of teaching and learning activities throughout the DPT curriculum and is enthusiastic about impacting future generations of physical therapists through scholarship, research, and service.
DPT, Duke University, 2013
B.S., Psychology, Minor in Spanish, Virginia Tech, 2010
Inpatient rehabilitation settings with a focus on adult patients with neurologic impairments, specifically traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, and various movement disorders. Dr. Ripa emphasizes evidence-based practice through cognitive remediation, neuromuscular reeducation, motor learning, and functional interventions to facilitate improved movement, functional outcomes, and quality of life after injury.
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