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Occupational Therapy Expert Witness

Keywords

Occupational Therapist, Assistive Technology, Hand Upper Extremity Diagnosis, Case Manager Design Fabrication of custom Static Dynamic Splints, ROM, Range of Motion, Orthopedic Injuries, Cardiac Conditions, CVA, Stroke, Neurologic Conditions, Joint Protection, Seating Positioning Evaluations, Ergonomics, Body Mechanincs, Orthopedic Injuries, occupational therapy coding billing

Ohio

Expert Witness No.2083

Ohio



Education:
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF OHIO- Toledo, OH
Master’s in Occupational Therapy (MOT), Cum Laude, December 1999

 
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY-Bowling Green, OH
B.S. Ed. in Exercise Science, Cum Laude, August 1997 
        

Honors:

NovaCare Pursuit of Excellence Award- 2000
Alpha Lambda Delta National Freshman Honor’s Society
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor’s Society
Golden Key National Honor’s Society


Experience:

September 2006- present
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION
Manage staff and daily operations (including physician/referral relationships, financial/budgeting,
staff relations/conflict resolution, program development) of this outpatient clinic in addition to
full time patient care
 

May 2003- August 2006
Senior Clinical Supervisor 
Coordinate all staff coverage for centers in Northeast Ohio 
Coordinate time off and vacation coverage for Brook Park staff
Assist center manager with tracking and auditing clinic visits and physician referrals
Designed citywide occupational therapy coding and billing structure for splinting
Supervise staff and perform all other center manager duties in his absence 
Perform all duties of treating staff occupational therapist
 

January 2000- April 2003
Staff Occupational Therapist  
Plan and implement individualized treatment plans for patients with hand and upper extremity diagnoses.
Design and fabricate custom static and dynamic splints for protection, positioning, and ROM.
Educate patients on assistive technology, joint protection, work simplification, wound care, and body mechanics.
Conduct community education lectures on topics such as arthritis and body mechanics.
Participate in ongoing communication with physicians, case managers, and employers regarding the patient’s status while in occupational therapy.


September 1999- December 1999
SUB-ACUTE REHAB, Level II Fieldwork
Planned and implemented individualized treatment plans for patients with diagnoses of general medical conditions, orthopedic injuries, and cardiac conditions.
Provided appropriate documentation on all patients including initial evaluations, MDS scores/minutes, progress notes, and discharge summaries.
Designed and constructed occupational therapy clinic improvement projects.
 

June 1999- September 1999
REHABILITATION SETTING, Level II Fieldwork  
Planned and implemented individualized treatment plans for patients with diagnoses of CVA, orthopedic and other neurologic conditions.
Provided appropriate documentation inc. initial evaluations, FIM scores, and discharges. 
Performed informal seating and positioning evaluations.
Participated in home evaluations and community re-integration outings.
 

  

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