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D. James Ballard, B.S., P.T., DPT

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-9161 Health Profession Education Building
University Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic
520 Wakara Way , Suite 120
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Bio

Jim’s chief clinical interests are Parkinson's disease rehabilitation, balance training, vestibular rehabilitation and male and female pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. He is a member of the Deep Brain Stimulation Team at the University Health Sciences Center. In this capacity, he assesses the motor effects of levodopa in individuals with Parkinson’s disease before deep brain stimulation surgery. He also performs pre-operative motor, tremor and balance assessments for individuals with essential tremor and dystonia.

Jim has been a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah since 2004. He is a clinical assistant professor and the clinical director of the University Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic. In the entry level physical therapy curriculum he teaches: management in geriatrics, men’s and women’s health and wellness and assists in teaching vestibular rehabilitation.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Physical Therapy - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Therapy Services - Midlevel
Academic Divisions Physical Therapy UH

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Physical Therapy - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Therapy Services - Midlevel
Academic Divisions Physical Therapy UH

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7341 Health Profession Education Building
520 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Physical Therapy
DPT
Internship Westwood Physical Therapy Clinic, Orthopedic Outpatient
Physical Therapy
Intern
Internship HealthSouth Corporation
Physical Therapy
Intern
Undergraduate University of Utah
Physical Therapy
B.S.
Internship University of Utah Football Team
Sports Medicine
Intern
Internship Saint Vincent Medical Center, Acute Care
Physical Therapy
Intern
Undergraduate Salt Lake Community College
Science
Associates
Certification Salt Lake Community College
Surgical Technology
Certification

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