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Michael Dionne, founder of BariatricRehab and Choice Physical Therapy, Inc., located in Gainesville, GA, specializes in the care of dependent patients of size. Mr. Dionne has consulted throughout North America, Australia and in Europe. To date, he has worked with clients up to 1200 pounds.
He was awarded the Mary Pat Murray Award for "Clinical Excellence." He was a finalist for the Health-Care Heroes Award in Atlanta in May 2000. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Bariatric Nurses, American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and has numerous professional publications and international presentations including the National Association of Bariatric Nurses and American Society for Bariatric Surgery to his credit. In 2002, he was awarded Marquette University's "Physical Therapist Alumnus of the Year" for his distinguished work in the care of the patient of significant size. He has been an invited speaker for 5 American Physical Therapy Association's National Conferences. In 2006, Mr. Dionne presented to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).