Vicki Luebbe, PT
After 3 years of post-graduate study I am a doctoral dissertation away from a PhD in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute. My education started at the University of Southern California (USC), where I attained my Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1977. I went on to earn a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from USC the following year.

Special Certifications and Continuing Education
I have completed 3 years of orthopedic manual physical therapy with The Ola Grimsby Institute; and have taught in their Fellowship program for the last 5 years. Prior to my education with the OGI, I studied with the University of St. Augustine; and hold certificates of manual therapy from both of these universities. I also completed a Sports Medicine Certificate from the North American Sports Institute.

I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and a 35-year member of the American Physical Therapy Association. I belong to the APTA's special sections: Sports, Orthopedic, Foot/Ankle, and Hand.

In the Practice
My greatest passion is for rehabilitating injured athletes. Whether they're varsity stars or weekend warriors, I love helping athletes return to the sports they enjoy, and develop the conditioning necessary to avoid future injury. There is nothing as rewarding as helping a patient resolve their pain and return to the activities that they love. I have been fortunate to have worked at this location since 1999, and have seen my patients grow up – from junior high school athlete to being drafted into professional sports. What a journey!

Some of my special interests include foot and ankle injuries, especially those related to running. I use diagnostic tools such as video gate analysis to correct gate patterns and make high-level activity safer for my patients. Additionally, I have extensive experience treating various maladies of the shoulder, elbow and hand, returning rock climbers and pitchers to their respective sports. I love treating the whole patient and all of their orthopedic problems; teaching the inter-relationship of joint mechanics and returning them to activities they love.

Family and Community
I love to cook (and eat); we put in an outdoor pizza oven a few years ago which has sparked a lot of wood burning oven meals. I have four wonderful children who are now young adults and I am slowly transitioning into being an empty nester. That does give me more time to garden, boat in the summer and hit the slopes when there's fresh powder in the winter. After a wonderful international PT conference in Italy, my travel bug has been reawakened; and I can't wait to book our next trip. Manchu Picchu, southern Italy, and Turkey are all on my "bucket list."