Dee Lombard


Dee is our Home Care therapist providing outpatient services helping clients regain confidence and mobility in their home setting. She is committed to providing quality and compassionate care to her patients. With 46 years of physical therapy practice under her belt, Dee is a wealth of knowledge and experience to the APTW team. Dee earned a master’s degree from the University of Indianapolis School of Physical Therapy with a concentration in Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. When Dee is at her own home, she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and beekeeping.

  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 1990Master of Health Science, Program offered by the School of Physical Therapy 
  • New York University, New York City, NY, 1975, Bachelor Science, Certificate in Physical Therapy, Classes held at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Fall Prevention Specialist Certificate Course: Fall-proof Your Patients With Today’s Best Practices, August 2019
  • Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification: Combining Taping and Movement to Improve Functional Outcomes, October 2018  
  • Hip Fracture: What Do We Do Well and What Can We Do Better – An Interdisciplinary Clinical Approach, March 2017 
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Junction with Function, June 2017 
  • Integrating Evidence-Based Fall Management Into PT Practice, June 2016 
  • CERS Orientation: Dementia 101, November 2016 
  • Comprehensive Seating and Positioning: Focus on Function, November 2015 
  • Diabetic Dysvascular Amputees, April 2015  
  • Bag Technique for Home Health Care, December 2015   
  • Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly – An Overview, October 2015 
  • First Aid, December 2015  
  • Live Training – Principles of Strength Training, Charlotte, NC (P32711), October 2014 
  • Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Treatment (P32784) Webinar, December 2014   
  • Focused Assessment and Standardized Tests and Measures, Webinar (P32768), November 2014
  • A Cognitive Framework for Dementia interdisciplinary Care (Mebane, NC, P19917), October 2013  
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy, April 2011
  • Using the APTA Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument for Students, April 2011 
  • APTA CI Education and Credentialing Program, April 2011 
  • Building Bridges for Quality Dementia Care: Focus on Patient Caregiver – Live Training, November 2011  
  • Diagnosis to Treatment: Bridging Clinical Neuroscience and Care for the Individual, Family and Community – Live Training, November 2011 
  • Program Manager Leadership Course, May 2011

Licensed as a Physical Therapist

  • North Carolina 1997 – Present 
  • Connecticut 1975-1997

2018 – Present 

Physical Therapist

Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness, LLC, Aberdeen, NC


Director of Vitality to You

Genesis Rehab Services, Southern Pines, NC

  • Develop and manage outpatient therapy services (PT, OT, ST) in the home. 
  • Start-up position requiring marketing to establish and promote client base and contacts with referral sources.

Director of Rehab Services (CCRC)

  • Manage a team of therapists and assistants (PT, OT, ST), monitoring the standards of care to ensure adherence to evidence-based care. 
  • Coordinate case management, care planning, clinical utilization, and patient identification. 
  • Responsible for hiring, orientation, development, and support of all staff and contract labor. 
  • Manage relationships with the customer team.

2007 – 2010 

Physical Therapist

FirstHealth Home Care, West End, NC

  • Case management using a multi-discipline approach for cost-effective rehabilitation in the home. 
  • This includes medication management, telehealth deployment, PT/INR management, oasis skills, and communication. 
  • Active member of the quality team, marketing team, enrolled in FirstHealth’s Leadership 101 tract to be completed 9/2009. 

2004 – 2007 

Physical Therapist

Southern Pines Physical Therapy, Southern Pines, NC

  • Evaluate and treat patients in a private practice setting, returning them to functional independence. 
  • Communicate with physicians and insurance companies to assure that patients are getting the best care possible.

2001 – 2004 

Physical Therapist

FirstHealth Home Care, West End, NC

  • Case management in a multi-discipline approach to rehabilitation in the home. 
  • Oasis skills and communication. 
  • Active participant in multiple committees. 

1999 – 2001 

Director of Rehab Services

Duke & St. Joseph Home Care, LLC, Southern Pines, NC

  • Responsible for coordinating Rehab staffing (approximately 55 employees) with the needs of each county office. 
  • This involved recruiting staff as well as developing service contracts for PRN staffing. 
  • Developed clinical competencies, participate in annual performance appraisals, and develop continuing education programs. 

1998- 1999 

Regional Director

Duke & St. Joseph Home Care, LLC, Southern Pines, NC

  • Responsible for administrative planning, developing, organizing, and directing quality home care in-home health services. 
  • Interpret corporate policies and agency requirements to comply with state and federal regulations. 
  • Promote a proactive approach to personal development and professionalism. 

1997 – 1998 

Lead Physical Therapist

St. Joseph Home Care, Southern Pines, NC

  • Develop a fully staffed rehabilitation team in the Lee County office, which had previously been dependent on contracted services. 
  • Managed this multi-disciplinary team of therapists and assistance to provide quality patient care.

1984 – 1997 


Lombard Physical Therapy Services, New Canaan, CT

  • Successfully established a private physical therapy practice with an emphasis on patient and physician satisfaction by offering quality care. 
  • Provided a variety of services concentrating on orthopedics, sports medicine, and pediatrics services in two area school systems. 

1980 – 1984

Physical Therapist 

Waveny Care Center, New Canaan, CT

  • Provided inpatient and outpatient physical therapy. 
  • Involved in patient care conferences for patient’s progress and discharge planning. 

1997 – 1980 

Athletic Trainer

New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT

  • Provide medical attention at scheduled sporting events. 
  • Coordinate Emergency Care Services for injured athletes and communication with physicians, parents, and coaches. 
  • Instructed courses at the local community college for coaches’ certifications.
  • APTA Member 2004-2007