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Physical Therapy, NAIOMT Certified Manual Physical Therapist,

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Education  

 Ithaca College, Rochester, NY    Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
Master of Science, Physical Therapy 2000    Bachelor of Science, Clinical Science 1999 Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI
Doctor of Science, Physical Therapy – Projected Spring 2014
 
Licensure    

Licensed, Registered to Practice Physical Therapy in NY State And District of Columbia
Work Experience
Sports PT of New York Jan 2013 – Present Outpatient Orthopaedic  Practice
Busy Mid-­â€Town NYC practice providing therapist only care – no use of aids or assistants
 
NY License 
DC License 
 
Body in Balance Physical Therapy, Hauppauge, NY May – December 2012 Outpatient Orthopaedic Practice
Per Diem role with primarily orthopaedic patient population and strong fitness and wellness focus. Teaching assistant with clinic owner for 3rd year Stony Brook University DPT students

I.C.E. Sports Health, New York, NY Sept 2008 – March 2012 ( Site Director 6/10-3/12) Outpatient Orthopaedic Practice
Comprehensive sports orthopaedic caseload with one-­â€on-­â€one client focused model inside The Sports Club/LA Regularly presented in-­â€services to physical therapy as well as fitness center staff/trainers
Designed and headed internal and external advertising and marketing efforts

STAR PT, New York, NY October 2007 – September 2008 Outpatient Orthopaedic Practice
High volume orthopedic caseload with specialization in shoulder, cervical, and lumbar spine pathology

The Mount Sinai Hospital, New  York, NY     2001 – January 2007

Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation – April 2001- January  2003
Rehabilitation and discharge planning primarily for patients with SCI and Stroke

Acute Bedside Service – January 2003 – March 2005; February 2006 – January 2007 9 months General Medicine / Oncology, 14 months Cardiopulmonary / Vascular Outpatient Service – March 2005 – January 2007
Orthopaedic and SCI patients; Development and administration of outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation service

Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY May 2005 – December 2008 Per Diem Physical Therapist
Weekend coverage of acute neuro / orthopaedic post surgical rehab, and acute bedside services

Teaching Experience:  

Clinical  Instructor  For 3 students completing 8 week affiliations, in 2003, 2005,    2010

Teaching  Assistant      (Fall ’12) Advanced Therapeutic Exercise, 3rd year DPT students, Stony Brook University
Continuing Education –  Provided by the following educational organizations
    NAIOMT
Level I: Introduction to Fundamentals of Ortho/Manual Therapy    (May 14-19, 2006)

Level II: Intermediate Upper Quarter (Nov 2007) Level II: Intermediate Lower Quarter (May 2008) Level III: Advanced Upper Quarter (Mar 2009)    Level III: Advanced Lower Quarter (Sept 2009) Functional Shoulder Girdle (Oct 2010)    Level IV: Advanced Techniques (Mar 2011)
The Thoracic Spine (Nov 2012)
    NOI Group
Mobilisation of the Nervous System (March  2006)
    Institute  of  Physical  Art  / IMTS

PNF I (May 2003), PNF Gait (June 2003), Functional Orthopedics I (April 2005), Lumbo-Pelvic Integration (June 2005), Back Education and Training (September 2005), Functional Mechanics of the Lower Quarter (July 2006)
    IAOM-US
Differential Diagnosis of the Cervico-thoracic Junction and Thoracic Outlet (June 2007)
    Other organizations – Mount Sinai Hospital; 12 Lead EKG Interpretations (November 2004) Advanced Rehabilitation Therapy; Lower Limb Prosthetic and Amputee Rehabilitation (October 2004) NYU Medical Center; Evaluation & Management of the Patient with Dizziness (October 2003)

Special Skills and Achievements
NAIOMT Certified Manual Physical Therapist    
American Red Cross certified BCLS
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America    
Conversant in Spanish as a second language

Activities        
Ice Hockey Referee – Youth, Collegiate, and Adult levels    
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Iota Eta Chapter Ithaca College Ice Hockey Team

Groups