Rachel Hibbs DPT PT ATP
  • Rachel Hibbs, DPT, PT, ATP

    Research Therapist, University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)

Rachel Hibbs, DPT, PT, ATP

Research Therapist, University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)

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Rachel Hibbs, DPT, is a clinical research therapist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She earned a BS in rehabilitation science and certificate in pathokinesiology from the University of Pittsburgh, and then completed her doctorate in physical therapy, also at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hibbs practiced clinically at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute’s spinal cord injury unit and also at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury System of Care Program in Cleveland, Ohio. Her clinical and research interests include seating and wheeled mobility, postural control, ambulation in incomplete SCI, and upper limb preservation in primary wheelchair users.

Dr. Hibbs’ general research interests include spinal cord injury, assistive technologies, and seating and wheeled mobility. She is specifically interested in seating and wheeled mobility for individuals with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities to decrease the impact of secondary impairments and improve quality of life.