Highly motivated and enthusiastic Licensed Physical Therapist with a passion for treating adult and geriatric patients in an acute setting. Strongly dedicated to optimizing patient outcomes and participating as a team player in a multidisciplinary care team. Seeking full-time position in an acute care or inpatient rehabilitation setting.
Acute care experience
Compassionate and empathetic
Experienced with multiple documentation systems
Dedicated team player
Certifications and Licenses
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New York, 2016-Present
CPR/AED/First Aid Certification, 2016-2018
LSVT BIG Student Certification, 2016-2018
Doctorate of Physical Therapy:Physical Therapy2016Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, United States
Bachelor of Science:Clinical Health Studies2014Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, United States
Minor in Nutrition Promotion
Semesters Abroad: Florence, Italy (Spring 2012), Cape Town, South Africa (Fall 2012)
NYC Health and Hospitals: LincolnBronx, NYAcute Care Physical Therapist02/2017 to Current
Examine, evaluate and treat patients of widespread diagnoses/medical conditions (orthopedic, neurological, vascular, respiratory, general medicine/oncology, psychological) on multiple units (surgical, general medicine, ICU/MICU/SICU, step down telemetry, etc.)
Formulate individualized care plans (identifying impairments, selecting appropriate intervention/treatment, create short/long term goals, discharge recommendations/planning), with emphasis on addressing patient's social status.
Attend/participate in multidisciplinary meetings/rounds (Rehab team, Primary team physicians, social workers, head nursing) to optimize patient's plan of care and maximize patient's rehab potential (regarding functional mobility status, safety, quality of life, burden of care)
Mount Sinai Health SystemNew York, NYClinical Affiliation IV05/2016 to 08/2016
Examined, evaluated and treated patients in an acute setting, including the ICU unit, under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Created individualized treatment plans that aimed to optimize functional mobility, safety and independence.
Educated and discussed patients' condition and plan of care with patients, patients' families and other health care providers.
Created assistive device and discharge recommendations based on the patient's clinical presentation, diagnosis, prognosis and personal goals.
Provided two inservices to therapy team on the efficacy of utilizing Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation interventions to improve postural stability in patients at risk for falls.
PhysioWorks, Inc.Venice, FLClinical Affiliation III01/2016 to 03/2016Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation.
Examined, evaluated and treated patients in an outpatient setting, with a concentration of patients status post total joint replacements, under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Provided and maintained accurate and thorough documentation of patient's status, evaluated progress and updated plan of care utilizing electronic medical record system.
Educated and instructed patients on post surgical precautions and proper home exercise programs.
Provided inservice on the efficacy of injection therapy, including Platelet Rich Plasma and Mesenchymal Stem Cell therapy, on osteoarthritis.
Recovery Physical TherapyNew York, NYClinical Affiliation II01/2015 to 02/2015
Examined, evaluated and treated patients in an outpatient setting, with predominantly orthopedic conditions, under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Commonly utilized manual therapy and modalities, including electrical stimulation and ultrasound, in conjunction with therapeutic exercises to optimize patient outcomes.
Provided inservice on the physiological effects of pregnancy and the associated implications on therapy.
ManorCare Health ServicesNaperville, ILClinical Affiliation I05/2014 to 07/2014
Examined, evaluated and treated geriatric patients in a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Created individual treatment programs that aimed to optimize patient's quality of life and achieve highest level of functional independence.
Recommended and trained patients with appropriate durable medial equipment to allow for improved safety and independence with ADL/iADLs.
Provided inservice on the efficacy of perturbation therapy on decreasing fall risk in geriatric patients.
Ithaca CollegeIthaca, NYClinical Grand Rounds09/2013 to 11/2013
Examined and evaluated and reevaluated (as needed), collegiate athletes that required rehabilitation services to optimize patient's performance, reduce risk reoccurrence of injury and improve quality of life.
Participated in the rehabilitation of collegiate athletes under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and licensed athletic trainer.
Utilized modalities, taping and manual therapy techniques to improve patient's condition and decrease pain.
Additional Work Experience
Connetquot Chiropractic, P.C.Ronkonkoma, NYOffice Assistant08/2016 to Current
Long Island Integrated MedicalRonkonkoma, NYOffice Assistant05/2015 to 08/2015
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association | 2016
Presented abstract at NYPTA Southern Tier Clinical Research Showcase | Ithaca College, May 2016
Participated in research project on the effects of a multifactorial Home Exercise Program on reducing fall risk in older adults | Aug 2015-May 2016
Presented "Back School" inservice to members of the community | Ithaca YMCA, April 2016