Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and enthusiastic team player committed to delivering quality care with 8 years of experience treating pediatric patients as well as working with a variety of special needs patients and families in a home health setting. Driven to achieve exceptional patient outcomes as a key member of a multidisciplinary case-management team.
Perform pediatric physical therapy treatment services for children birth to three years of age with developmental, neurological, and genetic disorders. Compassionately provide family training and education, implement plans of care and goals provided by PT in traveling home health care setting throughout Horry County. Properly perform thorough documentation in S.O.A.P note form to accurately show patient achievements and progression for each visit. Responsible for maintaining constant communication and feedback with lead PT.
Provided school based pediatric physical therapy treatment services to children with developmental, neurological and genetic disorder by strictly working under PT supervision and adhering to IEP goals to maximize gross motor potential and success and to recognize when adaptations were necessary to increase independent function within school environment.
Worked part-time traveling to various county schools performing 1:1 therapy with autistic children. Used various measures to encourage social and cognitive development to maximize child's potential within school setting. Attended regular meetings with parents and other team members to monitor child's progression. Performed detailed documentation of each session, Medicaid billing, etc.
Worked as an assistant teaching English as a second language. Responsible for maintaining own private classroom, teaching students and grading progress in Social Studies. Other duties included: computer research, photocopying, lesson planning, attending meetings, etc.
Graduated with honors
Completed all prerequisites for PTA program at HGTC and completed Massage Therapy Certificate Program
03/05-05/05 Horry County School System, SC
Assisted physical therapist and physical therapist assistant on traveling visits to school and home based environments to provide pediatric physical therapy to children with a variety of special needs including: CP, Spina bifida, down syndrome, microencephaly, SMA, Leigh's disease, etc. Observed physical therapist evaluations, attended IEP meetings, co-treated with other therapists.
10/04-12/04 Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
Assisted physical therapist assistant in acute care hospital setting as well as carried my own caseload of patients. Treatments used included: Gait training, therapeutic exercise, neurodevelopmental treatment, and CPM machine. Other duties included insurance billings and S.O.A.P note documentation for each patient.
07/04-08/04 Indigo Physical Therapy, Murrells Inlet, SC
Assisted physical therapist assistant in private practice outpatient clinic, treating a wide range of patients, including: orthopedic, medical/surgical, adult neurologic and rheumatologic, etc. Used many modalities including: electric stimulation, fluidotherapy, paraffin treatments, hot and cold packs, traction, isokinetic machine, etc.
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