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.
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please email: email@example.com or call: 919-681-4380. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.capteonline.org