D. JAMES BALLARD, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS

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D. JAMES BALLARD, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS portrait
  • Clinical Director, University Balance and Mobility Clinic, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Biography

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
  • Bachelor of Science, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award. Department of Physical Therapy, 05/09/2017. Department of Physical Therapy, 05/03/2017
  • Outstanding Faculty Award. Department of Physical Therapy, 05/09/2015
  • Board certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy. American Physical Therapy Association, 05/2015
  • Distinguished Teaching Award. College of Health, 05/01/2014
  • Co-Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Department of Physical Therapy, 05/03/2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Department of Physical Therapy, 05/06/2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Department of Physical Therapy, 05/08/2009

Biography

Jim has been a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy since 2004.  He is currently a clinical assistant professor and the clinical director of the University Balance and Mobility Clinic (formerly Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic).  In the physical therapy curriculum he teaches: Management in geriatrics, men’s and women’s health and wellness, doctoral seminars and he assists in teaching vestibular rehabilitation.

Jim is a board-certified clinical specialist in geratric and women's health physical therapy.  His chief clinical interests are Parkinson's disease, male and female pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, balance evaluation and training and vestibular 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 and after deep brain stimulation surgery. 

Languages

  • English, fluent.