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Physical Therapy Athletic Enhancement Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physical Therapy Athletic Enhancement, Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Therapy, Manual Therapy, Outpatient Physical Therapy, Operations, Marketing, Clinical Continuing Education Coordinator, Outpatient, Physical Therapist Outpatient, Physical Therapist, Training, Shoulder Injury, Lumbar Injuries, Lumbar Injury, Sports Medicine Symposium, Golf Injuries, Golf Injury Prevention, Knee Physical Therapy, Lower Back Physical Therapy

Expert Witness No. 3137

California

Education

Duke University, Durham, NC – Graduated May 1995
Master’s of Science degree, major in physical therapy
Elective emphasis in orthopedics

University of California, Los Angeles, CA – Graduate June 1987
Bachelor of Arts degree, major in psychology
Editor/columnist – UCLA Daily Bruin

Work Experience

Owner

A Private Company in Physical Therapy & Athletic Enhancement – April 2002 – Present

Owner, manager and therapist for high quality physical therapy clinic

Clinical Manager
A Private Company – Physical Therapy Center, Sacramento, CA – February 1998 – Present
Managed thriving, out-patient orthopedic and manual therapy based clinic
Responsible for all aspects of clinical care management, including personnel, marketing, operations
Performed duties of outpatient, orthopedic manual therapist
Acted as clinical continuing education coordinator

Director
A Private Company, Golf Rehabilitation and Performance Center – June 1997 – present
Director of clinical services, providing rehabilitative and performance enhancement services for amateur and professional golfers
Responsible for all aspects of business development, including budgeting, marketing, program development and implementation of services
Provider of education seminars and continuing education courses for physical therapists, professional golf instructors and the general public

Staff Physical Therapist
Layfield and Associates Physical Therapy, Encino, CA – December 1995 – July 1996
Performed duties of outpatient physical therapist with emphasis in general orthopedic, sports medicine and rheumatological diagnoses
Acted as clinical instructor, performed physical therapy aide training
Assisted in writing and production of patient and health care community news letter

Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, CA – May 1995 – October 1995
Performed duties of physical therapist on spinal injury and outpatient orthopedic teams
Implemented services in outpatient equipment and and seating clinics
Appointed spinal cord injury research coordinator
Member of dysphagia team

Professional Development

Independent Research     
The effects of exercise on performance aspects of golf – In progress
Maintaining competency: A study of physical therapists beliefs and behaviors”    
Presented at DUMC – October 1995
Continuing Education     
Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete – October 2003
Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder – October 2002
Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Knee – October 2002
Evidence Based Treatment of the Cervical Spine – May 2002
Edgelow Treatment of the Complex Pain Patient – May 2002
Chain Reaction Explosion – August 2001
Folsom Long Term Manual Therapy Course – January 1998 – December, 1998
Training the Patient with Low Back Dysfunction – August 1998
The Cervical Spine: A Manual Approach – May 1998
Back to Golf – June 1997
Current concepts in Management of Lumbar Dysfunction – May 1997
Training the Patient with Low Back Dysfunction – April 1997
Clinical Seminars in Manual Therapy: Thoracic Spine – May 1996
Clinical Seminars in Manual Therapy: Lower Quarter – September 1995 – March 1996
Introduction to NDT for Adult Hemiplegia – October 1995
Learning to Lead: A Workshop for Future Leaders – October 1995
Integrating Neurological and Respiratory Strategies – September 1995
Screening for Medical Disease – October 1994
Role of PTA in Physical Therapy Treatment – October 1994

Other Work Experience

Athletic Director – 1990-1991
Astense Basketball Society, Asti, Italy
Managed and coached professional basketball team’s developmental squad
Organized and directed internation youth excursions
Administered public relations and promoted community events

Coach and Professional Basketball Player – 1988 – 1991
Herlev and Roskilde Basketball Clubs, Copenhagen, Demark
San Damiano Basketball Club, San Damiano, Italy
Designed exercise programs for professional and recreational athletes
Developed and presented clinics on exercise, motivation and coaching technique
Starting player and All-Star participant for three seasons

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Fluent in Italian, Proficient in Danish, Proficient in Spanish
Member, American Mensa

References

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