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Integrated Manual Clinical Physical Therapist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physical Therapist, Clinical Therapist, Instructor, Integrated Manual Therapist, Fascial Movement Taping,

 

 

Expert No. 3677
Education
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL
Major: Physical Therapy
Degree conferred: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Date: February 17, 2003

Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Major: Biology, Pre-physical therapy
Minor: Psychology
Degree conferred: Bachelor of Science
Date: May 9, 1998

Licensure
Physical Therapist 
Board of Physical Therapy, Commonwealth of Virginia

Direct Access Certification 
Board of Physical Therapy, Commonwealth of Virginia

Certifications
Certified Integrated Manual Therapist, CIMT, Great Lake Seminars, April 2014
Certified Fascial Movement Taping, FMT I and II, RockTape January 2014
Clinical Instructor Credentialed, American Physical Therapy Association, 2013

Work Experience
Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA 11/2014 – Current
Adjunct Professor

• Conducting lectures and creating lesson plans for Doctor of Physical Therapy students.
• Assist with comprehensive examination testings.
• Assist with setting up clinical lab testing for students with EVMS partnership with SP program.

Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy, Newport News VA 05/2016 – Current
Clinical Coordinator

• Manage Eight staff members and oversee daily operations of an outpatient therapy clinic.
• Conduct weekly and monthly staff meetings to promote quality care and to exceed financial standards of operation.
• Assist with planning and implementing community outreach programs.
• Provide outpatient therapy services to a diverse population of clients with emphasis on geriatrics, Cancer rehabilitation, orthopedics, neurological, and sports performance.

Schneider Regional Medical Center, St Thomas, USVI 05/2015 – 4/2016
Physical Therapist, Contractor

• Provide inpatient and outpatient therapy as an Independent contractor for the local
community hospital to patients recovering from trauma, orthopedic surgeries, neurological, respiratory failure/complaints, strokes, gastrointestinal bleeds & other debilitating diseases.
• Meet weekly with Physicians, case managers, nursing, psychology, and other rehabilitation team members to determine medical status of clients and to facilitate discharge planning.
• Assisted with re-opening and re-organizing the outpatient clinic to provide these 
services to the local community.
• Assist current Physical Therapy Board members with establishing and implementing
policies pertaining to practice.

Centra Healthcare, Farmville VA 01/2015- 4/2015
Physical Therapist, Contractor

• Provide Home therapy as an Independent contractor for Centra Southside community hospital to patients recovering from trauma, orthopedic surgeries, neurological and respiratory failure/complaints, joint replacements, strokes, gastrointestinal bleeds and other debilitating diseases.
• Acquire and record patient information, monitor and record vital signs
• Provide family, nursing, and caregiver training.
• Provide written referrals for other medical disciplines or physician follow up appointments.
• Recommend durable medical equipment to ensure quality of care for the patient and family and then train patients on the DME equipment.

Riverside Health System, Newport News, VA 10/2009 – 1/2015
Senior Physical Therapist

• Provide patients with the help and treatment they need in order to return to their functional health after accidents, diseases, joint replacements or injuries.
• Help to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disability due to injury or disease.
• Restore and maintain overall function, fitness and health of our long-term population.
• Provide monthly clinical training sessions for clinical staff members.

Excel Professional Home Health, Norfolk, VA 7/2008 – 12/2009
Physical Therapist, Contractor

• Provide Home therapy for patients recovering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure/complaints, joint replacements, strokes, gastrointestinal bleeds and other debilitating diseases.
• Acquire and record patient information, monitor and record vital signs
• Provide family, nursing, and caregiver training.
• Provide written referrals for other medical disciplines or physician follow up appointments.
• Recommend durable medical equipment to ensure quality of care for the patient and family and then train patients on the DME equipment.

Dominion Physical therapy Associates Inc., Newport News, VA 5/2006 – 7/2008
Clinical Director

• Provided quality care to a diverse outpatient population in a very busy practice.
• Assisted with marketing to promote physical therapy interventions to local physicians, clients, and other health care systems.
• Assessed clinic statistical operational data.
• Managed therapist, PTAs, Techs, Interns, and Front Office Staff; executed annual performance evaluation.

Coliseum Park Nursing Home, Hampton, VA 5/2004 – 4/2006
Senior Physical Therapist, Genesis Healthcare Services

• Provided patients with the help and treatment they need in order to return to their functional health after accidents, diseases, and joint replacements or injuries.
• Helped to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disability due to injury or disease.
• Restored and maintained overall function, fitness and health of our long-term population.
• Provided strong contributions as a key member of a Prevention Assurance Program by identifying and evaluating problems and by assisting with wound prevention, and allocating rehab referrals.
• Exhibited motivation and dedication by providing the highest quality of care to each patient.
• Managed three Physical Therapy Assistants which included designating patients and instructing on the plan of care needed to help rehabilitate patients who suffered an accident or surgery, as well as a crippling or debilitating disease.
• Implemented and coordinated ongoing staff education program.

Hope in Home Care, Newport News, VA 5/2005 – 6/2006
Home Health Physical Therapist

• Provide Home therapy for patients recovering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure/complaints, joint replacements, strokes, gastrointestinal bleeds and other debilitating diseases.
• Acquire and record patient information, monitor and record vital signs
• Provide family, nursing, and caregiver training.
• Provide written referrals for other medical disciplines or physician follow up appointments.
• Recommend durable medical equipment to ensure quality of care for the patient and family and then train patients on the DME equipment.

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, Newport New, VA 2/2003 – 5/2005
Staff Physical Therapist

• Delivered a complete range of PT services and expertise.
• Accurately obtained and documented patient history and medical history, examined and assessed individual conditions and needs, and identified departmental referrals for acute rehab patients.
• Assisted physicians during their initial patient examinations, and provided quality treatment upon documentation and approval of Plan of Care.
• Monitored patients’ reactions to treatments, carefully documented, and reported progress of individuals on a daily basis during morning rehab team meetings.
• Repeatedly commended by patients and supervisors for outstanding quality of care; received consistent mention in care-survey responses.
• Served on the Employee Moral Committee to assist with employee recognitions.
• Assisted with the production of various marketing videos and newspaper articles

Professional Memberships
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Member 2015 – Current
American Physical Therapy Association 2009 – 2014
Virginia Physical Therapy Association Member 2011 – Current
American Pain Society 2010 – 2012

Community Service
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy Member 2015 – Current
Governor Appointed
Liaison, Virgin Island Board of Physical Therapy 2015 – Current
NAACP
Member, Hampton Branch NAACP 2007 – 2010
NPHC, INC.
National Pan Hellenic Council, Inc. of Peninsula
President 2009 – 20014
Vice President 2005 – 2009
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 1995 – 2016
Member, Gamma Upsilon Omega Chapter 1999 – 2014
Membership Chair 2007- 2009
YWCA
Member, YWCA-Virginia Peninsula Chapter 2010 – 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS:
The Heritage Who’s Who Award for Physical Therapy 2009
Metropolitan Who’s Who Award for Physical Therapy 2005
Sorority Sister of the Year- Gamma Upsilon Omega Chapter of AKA 2008
Most Outstanding Sister of the Year- Gamma Upsilon Omega Chapter of AKA 2007
Outstanding Committee for Service to the Chapter/Sorority Award 2007
Clinical Excellence Award – Hampton University 2002
Who’s Who Among College and University Students -Longwood University 1998

 

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