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).
Where to find Michael Dionne online
Where to buy in print
Among Giants; Courageous Stories of Those Who Are Obese and Those Who Care for Them
By Michael Dionne
Published: August 28, 2011.
Among Giants offers profound insights into the lives of those who battle to achieve success over adversity. Sometimes the struggle is spiritual, physical and sometimes the struggle is discrimination or failed support systems. Readers will laugh and cry. Among Giants is a must-read for anyone who works with or is a person of size.
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