physical therapist resume example with 17 years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Lead a team of efficient rehab specialists and support staff to offer the best quality of care to the community we serve. To provide a culture for continuous education and development, by empowering the team to excel in their areas of strengths and progress in the areas for growth. To collaborate with a team of effective leaders to achieve the Mission and Vision of our Organization.


Strong Written, Verbal and interpersonal communication.

Critical thinking, Risk analysis, Strategic planning.

Collaborative, innovative, positive, community and detail oriented

Self driven, Independent thinker, Problem solver.

Community and Ownership Mentality.

MGR Medical University Tamil Nadu, India, Expected in 08/1994 Bachelor of Science : Physical Therapy - GPA :
  • Certification in LSVT Big program.
  • Certification in Vestibular rehabilitation, in progress.
  • Certification in Level 1 Functional movement Specialist.
  • Leadership skills for the 21st Century-Medbridge education-continuing education certificate program, in progress.
  • Geriatic Certified Specialist, in progress.
  • LSVT BIG therapy (LSVT org.)
  • Vestibular rehabilitation, in progress (PESI)
  • Level 1 Functional movement Specialist (FMS)
  • Leadership skills for 21st Century-in progress (Medbridge education)
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist-in progress (APTA)
  • Continued education on Leadership in Healthcare (Medbridge Education).
Work History
Stonerise Therapy - Physical Therapist
Morgantown, WV, 09/2007 - Current
  • Organize and implement comprehensive diagnostic and evidence-based individualized therapeutic programs for patients with wide variety of Orthopedic, neurological, oncological, cardiovascular and functional movement disorders. Utilize appropriate and effective functional outcome measuring instruments to assess patient outcomes through all phases of rehabilitation, and to design progressive measures for achieving best possible results.
  • Provide ongoing education to patient care team-family members and caregivers for collaborative efforts ensuring long term recovery and higher quality of life.
  • Collaborate effectively and timely with other healthcare professionals, and support system to develop comprehensive and progressive care plans, in Out-Patient and In-Patient settings.
  • Supervise and monitor clinical performances of Assistants, Aides, Students and volunteers. Establish an environment of continuous cooperative learning for fellow therapists, assistants and aides, newly appointed therapists, students and volunteers through regular cross-training, in-service, orientation and education platforms to improve quality of care through coordinated team efforts. Foster a culture of Excellence through coaching and mentorship.
  • Collaborate with support staff for scheduling and establishing an effective care team of Therapists and Assistants, tailored for each patient. Find resources for patients such as ancillary medical services, identifying and seeking additional medical services, support groups, as appropriate for enhancing social and community integration, and overall higher quality of lie.
  • Follow and promote, both San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital and Loma Linda University Health center's Organizational policies and procedures, during Acute care and Outpatient care, as appropriate, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid administration and general liability.
  • Participate in Performance improvement evaluation, proposal and implementation of corrective measures to ensure high quality of care, patient satisfaction, and safe environment for patients, healthcare providers and support services, following Joint Commission standards.
  • Participate in daily administrative and operational functions of the Outpatient facility, reporting to Senior Therapist and Rehab Director to maintain a smooth workflow and high standards of care. Participate in recruiting of prospective therapists and support staff through contextual interviews and screenings.
  • Maintain adequate and timely documentation, effective verbal and written communication with Clinicians, patients, family and caregivers, follow referral strategies to Clinicians and other resources for continued and ancillary care.
  • Spearhead and implement Vestibular rehabilitation, LSVT BIG therapy program for Parkinson's patients, Outpatient- Stroke and Spinal cord rehabilitation program, uniquely available for patients in our community of Banning/Beaumont/Yucaipa and Cherry Valley area.
  • Customize plan of care in collaboration with other healthcare providers, including Discharge planners/Case Managers and Social Workers to ensure proper placement and continued care with recommendations for DME, following Acute Care Management. (In-Patient Service at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital).
  • Participate in inventory management, acquisition of supplies and appropriate therapy equipments to maximize therapist performance and productivity, and provide high quality of care.
  • Market and promote our extensive services through community outreach education session such as Fall prevention among the Elderly, BIG Therapy for Parkinson's disorder, and Vestibular rehabilitation and balance education, to improve community awareness, increase referrals and expand the scope of service.
Cascade Rehab - Physical Therapy Aide
Mukilteo, WA, 03/2006 - 08/2007
  • Implemented sub-acute rehab measures for patients in a skilled nursing facility following Orthopedic surgeries, neurological disorders, functional mobility therapy for long term residents, under the supervision of Senior Therapist.
  • Reported to Supervising therapist and Attending Physicians regarding patient performance, educated patient, family members and caregivers on continued care and safety strategies.
  • Coordinated with Occupational Therapists and Nursing team for efficient patient care, assisted Supervising therapists with documentation and reporting. Performed clerical duties, department inventory maintanence, followed compliance with HIPPAA rules and regulations. Ensured patient safety and satisfaction through education and family training.
Hadassah University Medical Hospital - Volunteer Physical Therapist
City, STATE, 03/1996 - 11/1996
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care.
  • Volunteer Physical Therapist providing Acute, Sub-Acute and Long term rehabilitation care, and Out-Patient services to patients recovering from Burns, Amputations, Spinal cord injuries, Stroke, and Orthopedic disorders. Trained patients and caregivers on Wheelchair, Prosthetic and Orthotic management for safe and maximal functional outcome.
  • Maintained adequate and efficient documentation and communication in Hebrew under the guidance of a Supervising Therapist. Participated in Team meetings, collaborating with management and other patient care health providers in clinical decision making and planning for continued care.
  • Maintained healthy and efficient Verbal, Written and interpersonal communication with a team of International Physical Therapists and volunteers from Finland, Switzerland, USA, Russia, and Israel.
  • Served a diverse patient population from Israel, Palestine, USA, Romania, Ghana, Sudan, South Africa and India.
  • Reported complex issues to senior management and engaged in remediation.
  • Created methods adaptable to individual needs of each client.
  • Organized and prioritized workload and delegated responsibilities to other team members.
  • Implemented policies and procedures with utmost working ethics while communicating effectively to team members.
  • Conducted clinical assessment and evaluation to determine patient needs.
  • Collaborated closely with other healthcare providers to develop comprehensive care plans.
  • Trained and oriented new physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
  • Diligently observed patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures at all times.
  • Taught patients uses of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and prosthetic devices.
  • Exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, administrators and co-workers.
  • Supervised clinical students and support staff, including certified and licensed assistants, technicians and volunteers.
  • Conducted precise assessments of patient condition and functional abilities.
Clark County School District, CCSD - Special Program Teacher's Assistant
City, STATE, 04/2002 - 07/2003

Assisted Special education teachers in delivering individualized educational plans for children with physical and intellectual challenges, such as Autism, CP, and other developmental delays, in an Inclusion program.

  • Monitored and improved safety for students with physical and intellectual challenges, in classroom and playgrounds, provided support through special accomodations, physical assistance and assessments for continued care during school sessions.
  • Built and maintained effective communication and relationships with students, teachers, support staff and parents.
  • Maintaining Inclusive learning environment, Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs while assisting teacher in carrying out IEP goals.
  • Coordinated with School Physical and Occupational Therapists, Dance and Music Therapists in delivering effective therapeutic strategies in an active learning and playing environment for maximum Early child development.
Spanish :
Professional Working
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Swedish :
Professional Working
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Hindi :
Professional Working
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Malayalam :
Professional Working
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Tamil :
Professional Working
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Hebrew :
Limited Working
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English :
Full Professional
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School Attended

  • MGR Medical University

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  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Volunteer Physical Therapist
  • Special Program Teacher's Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science

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