Department of Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor

Shelley DiCecco, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA, CI-CS


Office: 470-387-7720
Publications and Selected Works

Dr. DiCecco is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Her clinical experience includes orthopedics, lymphedema, and pelvic dysfunctions in both private practice and hospital settings.

Dr. DiCecco became a woman’s health specialist for pelvic floor disorders in 2000 and a certified lymphedema therapist in 2001. She received her PhD from Texas Woman’s University in the Philosophy of Physical Therapy in 2012. Her research and dissertation was on treatment techniques for females with genital lymphedema with or without lower extremity involvement.

Dr. DiCecco completed her Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) certification in 2013 and her training as a Casley-Smith International certified instructor in 2016.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University (2012)
    • Master of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine (2000)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Clemson University (1997)
  • Research

    Dr. DiCecco's current research focuses on uality of life tools for persons with lymphedema and the efficacy of treatment techniques involving edema reduction in both the orthopedic and lymphedema patient populations. 

  • Publications

    Mitchell, K., Gleeson, P., DiCecco, S. Assessing Quality of Life for Females with Upper Extremity Lymphedema. JOWH. 2009;33(2):13-19.

    DiCecco, S. Chapter contributor in the book. "The Puzzle" An Inside Glimpse of Lymphedema". Booklogix Publishing Service, Inc. Alpharetta, GA 2011.

    Smith, S., Barlett, W., Gleeson, P., Mitchell, K. Quality of Life Tools and Their Revelance for Females with Genital Lymphedema. JOWH. 2008;32(3):13-19.

    DiCecco, S. LymphEd's CLT Certification Course, Casley-Smith Method, Atlanta, 2018.

    DiCecco, S. Swell Your Knowledge: How to Address Orthopedic Edema. Physical Therapy Association of Georgia's IMPACT Annual Meeting, Athens, GA. 2018.

  • Memberships

    • American Physical Therapy Association: National, State, Women's Health, Oncology, and Education Sections
    • Casley-Smith International Lymphedema Instructors
    • International Lymphoedema Frameworks
    • National Lymphedema Network
    • Lighthouse Lymphedema Network