Physical Therapy Geriatrics Orthopedics Rehabilitation Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physical Therapy, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Amputations, Prosthetics, Rehabilitation, Falls and Balance, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Dementia, Functional Evaluations1

Expert Witness No.835

Connecticut

Professional Certifications/Licensure

Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) Eligible

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • Exam date 4/5/2019

 

Board Certified Geriatric Specialist (GCS)

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties • 2013- Present

 

Credentialed Clinical Instructor

American Physical Therapy Association • 2011- Present

 

Physical Therapy Licensee

Connecticut • 2014-Present

New Jersey • 2010- 2014

California • 2009-2010

Education

PhD in Physical Therapy

Candidate status as of 11/2018

Expected completion date 3/2020

Nova Southeastern University, FL• 2015- Present

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

State University of New York Stony Brook, NY • 2006-2009

 

Bachelors of Science: Kinesiology

San Diego State University • 2003-2006

 

Associates Degree in Sociology

San Diego Community College • 1999-2003

 

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor

Touro College, NY • Department of Physical Therapy• 2019- Present

 

Assistant Professor

University of Hartford, CT • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences• 2014- 2019

 

Adjunct Appointments

DPT 722: Integument, Prosthetics, and Orthotics

Simmons College, MA • 2018-Present

 

 OT 4500: Kinesiology

Kean University, NJ • 2011-2014

 

ANP 300: Human Anatomy

State University of New York Stony Brook, NY • 2007-2009

 

Current Professional Experience

Physical Therapist

Hospital for Special Care, CT • 2014-Present

Prior Professional Experience

Physical Therapist

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, CT • 2014-2019

JDT Villa, NJ • 2013-2014

Wayneview Care Center, NJ • 2011-2013

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, NJ • 2010-2012

Water & Sports PT, CA • 2009-2010

Professional Course Instruction

Comprehensive Lower Limb Loss Rehabilitation

Course Creator/Instructor

Summit Professional Education• 2017-Present

PTExam NPTE Review Course

Course instructor

Scorebuilders, LLC. • 2017-Present

Awards

Educator Award

Orthotic & Prosthetic Education & Research Foundation• 2018

 

Most Productive Item Writer

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties• 2017

 

Student Research Award

New Jersey Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists• 2015, 2016

 

Publications-  Available on Full CV

 

Patents/Trademarks

limbWISE: A patient-centered prosthetic socket fit problem-solving mobile health app (Patent pending 2018).

Service to the Profession

  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Item Writer
  • Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics manuscript reviewer
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics International manuscript reviewer
  • Disability & Rehabilitation manuscript reviewer
  • Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation manuscript reviewer
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved manuscript reviewer
  • Combined Sections Meeting Programming Committee member
  • Mt. Sinai Rehab Hospital Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities consultant
  • Hospital for Special Care Amputee Clinic development consultant

Courses Instructed

  • DPT 719: Comprehensive Limb Loss Rehabilitation
  • DPT 704: Doctoral Research
  • DPT 626: Gerontology & Geriatric PT
  • DPT 627: Diagnosis/Intervention in Older Adults
  • DPT 622: Motor Learning
  • DPT 602: Scientific Inquiry III
  • DPT 601: Scientific Inquiry II
  • DPT 503: Biomechanics Lab
  • DPT 501/MSPO 501: Gross Anatomy Lab
  • ENHP 140: Dialogue
  • MSPO 620: Scientific Inquiry III
  • MSPO 600: Scientific Inquiry II
  • MSPO 605: Clinical Neuroscience
  • MSPO 605T: Clinical Neuroscience-Transitional
  • MSPO  523: Orthopedic Pathology
  • MSPO 514: Biomechanics Lab
  • PRPT 100: Pre-Physical Therapy Seminar

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapists (AGPT)
  • Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
  • American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
  • Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE)

 

Professional Education

FSBPT/NPTE Educator Workshop

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy • 2018

 

MT-1: Basic Peripheral

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • 2016

 

MT-2: Basic Spinal

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • 2016

 

MT-O: Evidenced Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • 2017

 

MT-ST: Stabilization Training & Functional Rehabilitation

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • 2017

 

MT-3: Intermediate Spinal

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • 2018

 

MT-4: Differential Assessment & Clinical Reasoning

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • 2018

 

MT-R: Review Seminar

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars • 2019

 

Decreasing the Length of Stay of Vascular Lower Extremity Amputations Through A Multidisciplinary Approach

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2015

 

Exercises for Diabetic Neuropathy: A Paradigm Shift

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2015

 

Move the Fear Away: Physical Therapy a Central Treatment Strategy for Fear of Movement

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2015

 

Evidenced-Based Amputee Rehab to Maximize Prosthetic Performance

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2015

 

Virtual Reality and Serious Game-Based Rehabilitation for Injured Service Members

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2016

 

Exercise Prescription Principles for the Older Adult with Multiple Chronic Conditions

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2016

 

Mixed-Methods Research: Elements and Design

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2016

 

Acute Rehabilitation of Person with Lower Limb Amputation

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2017

 

Osseointegration: Future of Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Presently

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2017

 

The Movement System: Application for Deconditioned and Frail Older Adults

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2018

 

 

Functional Standards for Optimal Aging: The Moving Target

APTA Combined Sections Meeting • 2018

 

Treating the Lower Limb Amputee

AOPA National Meeting • 2016

 

Prosthetic Socket Technology

AOPA National Meeting • 2016

 

Outcome Research and Evidenced Based Practice in O&P

AOPA National Meeting • 2016

 

Future of Prosthetics: Analyzing the Tissue Socket Interface

AOPA National Meeting • 2017

 

Prosthetic Management of the Lower Limb Amputee

AOPA National Meeting • 2017

 

 

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