Shirley Dzikowski, PT

Shirley Dzikowski portraitShirley Dzikowski has had her own physical therapy practice in Mooresville, North Carolina since 1998. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and has worked in acute rehab, home health, nursing homes, private clinics, aquatic therapy, and outpatient rehab. She also has been a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for over 20 years. She has been a member of the APTA since 1979 and belongs to the pediatric and orthopedic specialty sections. She has co-authored a book and video, “Active For Life – An Exercise Program for Older Adults.” While Shirley specializes in pediatrics she also works with severely involved adults.

Stories Great Strides with the Dynamic Rifton Pacer and Treadmill Base May 07, 2018 by Shirley Dzikowski, PT
I have had great success with the dynamic Rifton Pacer gait trainer matched with Rifton’s treadmill base. Because my clients are completely supported, including their hands and arms, they are safe to work over a moving treadmill base. Some of my clients even “run” on the treadmill at 2.0 and 2.5 mph as I have placed them up a bit higher and they learn how to move their feet quicker. This...