Physical Therapist (June 2020- Present)
Board Certified Electroneuromyographer (July 2020 – Present)
Outpatient Care/Speciality Care & Testing (November 2014 – June 2020)
Provide Outpatient care & EMG/NCV electrodiagnostic testing services for patients to enhance their level of care from an objective standpoint.
Staff Physical Therapist (November 2014 – June 2015)
Provide home health physical therapy services to patients with a wide range of care needs to improve and enhance their functional mobility, strength and dynamic balance for improved home/community interaction.
Staff Physical Therapist (June 2006 – October 2014)
Provide physical therapy services in a multidisciplinary team setting comprised of Outpatient Rehab, Aquatic Therapy, Wound Care and Inpatient Services for patients with needs ranging from low level care to higher level sports medicine type injuries. Evaluation & treatment performed for all patient populations/diagnoses commonly including orthopaedics, trauma, neuro, vascular
disease/amputees/prosthetic & orthotic consultation with Hanger Prosthetics Inc., general debil, woundcare including debridement & wound VACs. Participate in other functions to promote health including wellness Wednesdays, Go Red community outreach project promoting Cardiac health and rehab, Childrens’s Health Fair & Employee Health Fair, and Relay for Life/Laps for Life Cancer
awareness/benefit programs. Proficient with Meditech electronic medical record online data entry for evaluations/reevaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries & G-code medicare categories based on functional outcome measures. Clinical instructor for students from participating PT/PTA programs.
PRN Therapist for Weekend/Holiday Coverage (April 2008 – June 2010)
Provided physical therapy evaluation & treatment in subacute care rehabilitation environment for patients with diagnoses including orthopaedics, neurological impairments, general debil/failure to thrive, closed head injury, and balance disorders among others. Routinely consulted with outside orthotic/prosthetic agencies for optimal patient care needs as required.
Rotating Physical Therapist (June 1997 – June 2006)
Provide physical therapy services for a 688+ bed, specialized acute care hospital/Level 1 trauma center for the State of North Carolina. Assess patients’ rehabilitative needs, jointly develop patient plan of care and treatment goals with multidisciplinary team and conduct physician prescribed PT programs for medically complex patients (children through geriatric) via N.C. Memorial, N.C. Women’s, N.C. Neurosciences hospital; services extend to UNC Outpatient clinics in main hospital, Wellness Center at Meadowmount & Ambulatory Care Center, including the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center.
Surgery Team – Trauma/Surgery Services
Multi-trauma including brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex fractures, multisystemic failures, vital organ injuries. Living related donor & cadaveric renal/liver transplants. Vascular diseases of major vessels and amputations. Orthopaedics including TKR, THR, TSR, girdlestones, tendon repairs, simple & complex fractures with limited weight bearing status, internal/external fixation devices. Wound care for traumatic injury, stasis ulceration, infectious/septic processes. Heme/Onc/metastatic diseases, OB/GYN bedrest exercise protocols, sickle cell exacerbations, bone marrow transplant.
N.C. Jaycee Burn Center
Complex burn injury including chemical, thermal and smoke inhalation for ICU and floor status patients. Split thickness skin grafts for partial and full thickness burns. Figure 8 ace wrapping for vascular support, chest PT/VDR ventilator for inhalation injury. Burn summer wrapping for vascular support, chest
PT/VDR ventilator for inhalation injury. Burn summer camp for burn survivors.
Cardiology Team – Cardiac/Cardiothoracic Surgery Services
Congestive heart failure, ischemic and idiopathic cardiomyopathies, MI, pneumectomy/lobectomy, CABG, double lung transplant, atelectasis, heart transplant, pacers and cardiac stents.
Pulmonary Team – Medicine/Geriatric Services
Obstructive and restrictive lung diseases, immunocompromised conditions, general debilitation via pneumonia/infectious disease, cystic fibrosis and conjunctive chest physical therapy airway clearance measures. Pulmonary rehab with focus on CF population using RPE exercise scale guidelines.
Neurology Team- Neurology/Neurosurgery/Otolaryngology Services
Ischemic & hemorrhagic CVA, neuromuscular disease including MS, Guillian Barre, chronic and acute demyelinating polyneuropathies, myasthenia gravis, basal ganglia disorders, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, spinal fusions, thymectomy, tumor resections of brain, spinal cord and cranial
nerves, CNS processes and balance disorders.
UNC Rehabilitation Team – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service
Restore function for patients and prevent/lessen disabilities following disease or profound injury as triaged from all of the above services, including admissions from outside facilities. Instruct patients in the safe and effective use of pullies, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment prescribed for their treatment. Participate in wound care treatment and helped patients adapt to the use of wheelchairs, braces, canes and prosthetic/orthotic devices. Coordinate discharge planning, family conferences and follow up care.
PRN Therapist for Weekend/Holiday Coverage (March 2000 – September 2002)
Provided physical therapy services in subacute care rehabilitation environment as part of multidisciplinary team for patients of various diagnoses including stroke, joint replacement, spinal surgery, brain injury and general debilitation. Performed objective, concise evaluations with objective goal setting and re-evaluations as dictated by current medicare guidelines.
Sales/Service Representative (1991-1993)
New Business/Program Development
Generated analytical comparisons between natural gas and alternate fuel sources which resulted in new gas mains and extensions from existing network.
Exceeded exceptionally high first year marketing quota on appliance sales campaign by 10%.
Organized construction division with appropriate departments for efficient provision of service to customers. Responsibilities included selling and promotion of natural gas service and appliances, customer service relations, detailed construction and feasibility surveys and active customer acquisition programs. Learned various technical information by going on service calls with qualified service personnel.
Chemical & Fine Paper Sales Representative (1990-1991)
Responsibilities included presentation and selling chemical products and fine paper supplies to individuals, contractors and large corporations. Training included technical knowledge of cleaning and sanitation chemicals, printing paper quality standards and imaging methods.
7/2018 – Present
Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Electrophysiology
ABPTS (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities)
6/1997 – Present
Licensed Physical Therapist, States of: North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama
American Physical Therapy Association
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills, Chapel Hill, NC
Mentor for UNC’s physical therapy program since inception in 1999.
Mentor for UNC Hospitals volunteer program.
Clinical instructor for UNC Hospitals physical therapy department.
Preceptor for new employees in UNC Hospitals physical therapy department.
CPR Certified/Defibrillator module
PADI Certified/Open water classification FAA Certified Pilot-VFR
English – Fluent-Full Knowledge
Spanish – Intermediate Conversational Proficiency
Plan and administer treatments, modalities and therapeutic exercise programs encompassing active and passive ROM, muscle reeducation, massage and heat/water/ice/electrical stimulation.
Perform diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.
Excel in ability to customize/adapt conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.
Provide comprehensive training in PT techniques to nursing and other personnel as well as family members of patients.
Manage a high volume caseload and organize the daily schedules of PT assistants and PT technicians through referral triage.
Hand held dynamometry for evaluation of neuromuscular disease with a focus on myasthenia gravis.
Chest physical therapy treatment and techniques including flutter, acapella, therapep, DB/IS, autogenic drainage, manual percussion, postural drainage, treadmill, and percussor.