Laura Pietrosimone, PT, DPT, PhD

Laura Pietrasimone
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Division of Physical Therapy)

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Dr. Pietrosimone is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University and a Clinical Research Scientist at Duke Sports Science Institute (DSSI). Her research focuses biomechanical and physical activity changes following lower extremity injury and seeks to develop pragmatic, multi-modal intervention strategies to improve health and quality of life outcomes. Her current work seeks to 1) use wearable technology to detect changes in lower extremity biomechanics in real-world settings, 2) develop non-invasive ultrasound measurement of musculoskeletal tissue health, and 3) improve comprehensive, biopsychosocial management strategies for patients following musculoskeletal injury and surgery. Additionally, she leads the Physical Performance Testing Program at DSSI, which includes a robust performance and self-reported function assessment on all patients following traumatic knee injury and surgery in our clinic.