Dedicated 16 year experienced Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant providing excellent implementation of Physical Therapy Plan of Care for restoring function and mitigating disability in a high volume outpatient orthopedic setting as well as convalescent rehabilitation.
Continually licensed by the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy beginning 7/12/2000.
Development of therapeutic exercise programs for a diverse range of orthopedic conditions and Progressive Corrective exercise programs for movement dysfunction.
Skilled in designing programs based upon each patients current status, condition, ability to perform, comply and complete to achieve the maximum benefit.
Extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of Vestibular conditions.
Extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of SI joint dysfunction.
Proficient in Balance and Fall Risk assessments and development of appropriate programs based upon results.
High levels of proficiency and knowledge in the following areas:
Joint ROM and Mobilizations
Myofascial, scar tissue and Trp release techniques.
Contract Relax, Strain Counter Strain
Other certifications and areas of proficiency
SFMA(Selective Functional Movement Assessment)
Rock Tape FMT 1 & 2, PMT certified
Light Cure Laser certified
Proficient with Medicare compliance, G- coding and documentation.
Ability to provide consice written and verbal communication with Physicians, workers compensation and insurance providers.
Proficient with ReDoc and Emedysis software systems
Time management proficiency
Team training and supervision
Responsible for maintaining and ordering clinical supplies.
PRN PTA October 2014 to CurrentVirginia Health Rehab － Newport News , Va
Provide progressive and compassionate patient care through therapeutic exercise and activities, gait, balance, motor control, strength and generalized conditioning to facilitate return to the highest possible level of function for patients following hospitalizations for a variety of conditions to include but not limited to trauma, post surgical orthopedic and or general surgery procedure, neurological incidents or generalized deconditioning following illness.
PTA September 2001 to CurrentPhysical Therapy Now － Newport News, VA
Under the supervision of DPT (DPT's) provided patients comprised of a diverse range of orthopedic, musculosketal and vestibular conditions, the highest standards of quality care based on the individual need of the patient to achieve the maximum positive outcome for rehab. Provided highly skilled, competent and compassionate manual therapy based on the physical condition, tolerance and response of the patient. Expertly created and managed individualized clinical, home, corrective exercise, vestibular, balance and fall prevention programs for clients to achieve prior levels of functional ability and maximum results. Provided excellent patient education in expected outcomes for PT, explanation of treatment plan rationale and progression as it pertained to their individual condition/diagnosis.
Routinely and accurately documented patient progress and effects of treatment with assessment of joint ROM, MMT, functional movement, balance, pain and disability scales. Cultivated caring relationships with patients and provided high standards of client service.
Managed a moderate to high volume individual case load.
Maintained organized documentation and patient files and completed requested tasks in a timely manner.
Assisted in the supervision of/and provided mentorship and job training to Physical Therapy Techs.
PTA May 2000 to September 2001HealthSouth － Newport News, Va
Provided quality care under the direct supervision and guidance of Physical Therapist in a outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine facility immediately following graduation from accredited PTA program. Under the direct mentorship of Bruce Templeton, PT and Jo Anne V. Brothers, PT, I was able to expanded my graduate based experience in orthopedic manual care and gained invaluable knowledge required of a new graduate to become integral part of a team dynamic. Gained further knowledge of standard modalities, exercise programs and instrumentation assisted measurements as well as experience with computer medical charting and documentation skills as they began to emerge in the PT field.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science : Physical Therapy Assisting , 2000Tidewater Community College － Virginia Beach, VA
Graduated with honors
Extensive post graduate CEU courses centered in manual orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions and treatment. (course work available upon request)
Current member of the APTA
Recommendations and References
Personal and Professional Recommendations available upon request