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Anne K. Lorio, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor    Board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist physical therapist    

Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia, 1995

Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Alabama State University, 2010


Courses Taught

Primary instructor/Course Coordinator:
PT 7810: PT Management of Neuromuscular Disorders II
PT 7820: PT Management of Neuromuscular Disorders III
PT 8725 PT Management of Neuromuscular Disorders IV
PT 8730 PT Management of Neuromuscular Disorders V
PT 8140 Health Promotion and Wellness
PT 7040 PT Interventions II (Wound Care)
PT 8670: Lifespan IV: Geriatrics
PT 8931 Special Topics elective: Specialty practice areas: Wound care
PT 8931 Special Topics: Physical Therapy and Community Practice in Nicaragua

Secondary instructor:
PT 7710 PT Management of Neuromuscular Disorders I (Anatomy and Neurophysiology)
PT 7030 PT Interventions I



Publications – Journal Articles Published

Lorio, A., Gore J., Warthen L., Housley S.N., Burgess E. (2016) Teaching Dementia Care to Physical Therapy Doctoral Students: A Multimodal Experiential Learning Approach. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2015.1115979 (refereed)

Lorio, A., Florman, T., Gore J., Housley, S.N., Nelson, M. (2016) The Power of Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL): An Interdisciplinary Mobility Lab Experience. Journal of Nursing Education. Vol. 55 (2): 83-86. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20160114-04 (refereed)

Lorio, Anne. (2015) “Inspirations and Insights: Mary Lou,” Educational Gerontology, 0:1, 2015. ISSN: 0360-1277 print/1521-0472 online. (invited)

Professional Service Activities

Dr. Lorio provides service to her profession, with a recent appointment to the APTA’s Neurology Section CSM programming committee (2011-2014), her involvement with consultant roles in the film “Warm Springs,” and the Emmy award winning documentary “Polio Revisted,” and her personal involvement with several neuro focused community groups, including the ALS association and the local MS Society chapter.

Awards and Honors

  • Terry Wise Scholarship for Outstanding Clinical Student
    Medical College of Virginia 2001
  • A.D. Williams Scholarship for Outstanding Academics and Leadership
    Medical College of Virginia 2000
  • Academic Dean’s List/ACC Honor Roll Scholar
    University of Virginia
  • Recipient, Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Outstanding University Program 2016. GSU Physical Therapy Community Practice in Nicaragua: An Intensive Study Abroad Program to Explore Cultural Perspectives and Problem- Solving in a Rural Coffee Growing Community, February 2016.
  • Lorio, Anne : Transfer Dependent: Numerous Devices and methods are available to therapists who need to move a medically fragile patient. Rehab Management. August/September 2005.
  • Lorio, Anne: “No Small Decision: Helping an SCI patient chose the right wheelchair involves careful consideration of many factors.” Physical Therapy Products, March/April 2003.
  • Manuscript review: “Measurement of Nervous System Function,” 1st Edition, F.A. Davis.