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Physical Therapist

Traverse City, Michigan, United States
August 28, 2017

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Traverse City, MI 49686



I am a highly motivated and compassionate physical therapist that provides high quality individual patient care. I also bring a marketing skillset and a professional work ethic from my previous career in advertising. I am looking to earn a position as a well-respected physical therapist in a team environment that encourages career growth and individualized patient care.


University of Michigan, Flint

Physical Therapy (Entry Level DPT), August 2016

Taking NPTE October 25, 2017

Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant MI

Associates Degree in Applied Science, August 2013

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Bachelor of Arts, Advertising, December 2002

Physical Therapy Work Experience

Excel Rehabilitation Traverse City, MI (5/2012-8/2013)

Physical Therapy Technician (orthopedic outpatient setting)

Responsible for instructing patients through therapeutic exercises on land

Administered exercise directions to patients in the therapeutic pool according to their treatment plan

Set up and performed ultrasound and electrical stimulation to patients

Collaborated with office team to file, update and organize Physical Therapy charts

YMCA, Livonia, MI (7/2008-10/2008)

Certified Personal Trainer

Taught both individual and group fitness classes

Developed specialized work out programs based on personal fitness assessments

Managed a fee-for-service client base and maintained member personal fitness files

Physical Therapy Clinical Experience While in School

Quest Health, Lake Orion, MI

5 daily visits, Winter 2014

oGained experience in an outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinic

oIncluded observation, documentation and hands on patient care with ROM, MMT and manual therapy

MidMichigan Health Park, Houghton Lake, MI

May 4th 2015 – May 15th 2015 (2 weeks)

o1 on 1 patient care in an outpatient orthopedic setting working on improving evaluation, examination and documentation skills at an introductory level

Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.

September 14th 2015 – October 9th 2015 (4 weeks)

oGained experience with patients in acute care setting, primarily on cardiac floor

oWitnessed one-on-on patient care with evaluations, examinations, interventions and discharge recommendations

oIncreased experience co-treating with PTA’s and OT’s

The Lighthouse, Kingsley, MI. January 4th 2016 – March 11th 2016 (10 weeks)

oGained experience in adult foster care environment for patients with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries

oInterventions included daily setup and progression with FES ergometer, providing Hoyer lift instructions with staff for safe transfers, co-treatments with OT and SLP, tests for coma stimulation and exposure to aquatic therapy

oLearned the importance of signs and symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia

oImproved skills in SOAP documentation, neuromuscular interventions, creating and tracking individualized plan of care and ways to manage treatment sessions for patients with cognitive difficulties

oInvolved in weekly team meetings with family of patients, social workers, OT, SLP, nursing and home care staff to discuss patient care progressions

Wexner Medical Center, Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center – Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. March 21st 2016 – April 1st 2016 (2 weeks)

oExperience in outpatient oncology environment to provide education regarding pre and post radiology and chemo treatment to patients with breast cancer

oTreatments included education on lymphedema, expectations of decreased UE ROM and weakness

oDaily exposure to lymphatic drainage message and ordering compression stocking based on patient evaluation

oAttended in-service presentations regarding complications with chemotherapy and radiation as well as different types of surgery available for patients with breast cancer

Compass Health Spine Center, Lansing MI. April 4th 2016 – May 27th (8 weeks)

oGained experience in outpatient rehabilitation for patients with spinal disorders and injuries

oImproved skills to provide patients with education on self-mobilizations and therapeutic exercises for spinal movement disorders

oWorked as a team with multiple PTA’s to create individualized interventions

Physiotherapy Associates, Lansing, MI. June 6th 2016 – August 12th 2016 (10 weeks)

oExperience in outpatient orthopedic setting working with patients of various ages and movement disabilities

oResponsible for >90% of PT workload including performing and documenting two daily initial examinations and multiple treatment sessions

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

American Physical Therapy Association (8/2013-2017)

CPR/AED for Health Professionals (7/2015-7/2017)

World Instructor Training School for Personal Training (2008)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer (2007-2011)

Photography school at Lansing Community College (1998-2001)

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