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Assistant Physical Therapist

Savannah, Georgia, United States
September 30, 2018

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Brian Cheaves

*** **** ****** *****, ********, GA 31410



To serve, educate, and help patients retain their prior level of function and quality of life by obtaining a full time position as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)


PTA Licensure Board Exam for Georgia Passed July 2018

BLS for Healthcare Providers – American Heart Association July 2018- July 2020


South University Savannah, GA Graduation: March 2018

Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assisting (PTA)

The University of Georgia Athens, GA Graduation: December 2010

Bachelor of Art in Journalism Broadcast News

Clinical Externship

Thunderbolt Transitional Care and Rehab Thunderbolt, GA January 8, 2018-March 9, 2018

PTA Clinical Externship II (9 Weeks)

Assigned to inpatient facility (SNF) to enhancing quality of life through motivating patients to reach PLOF as much as possible by assisting them with ADL’s, transfers, and ambulation

Coordinated efforts with OTs and SLPs to give patients efficient and quality care by noting communication and UE deficits

Learned how to operate a Hoyer lift and change O2 tank

BenchMark Physical Therapy Wilmington Island/Pooler GA October 2, 2017-November 17, 2017

PTA Clinical Externship I (7 Weeks)

Assigned to an outpatient facility serving aging population on the Island with gait and balance deficits four times a week and working population in Pooler once a week

Treated various conditions including Hip fractures, TKA, Rotator Cuff tears, CVA, PRC surgery recovery, Cerebral Palsy, and Peripheral Neuropathy

Researched treatment to assist PT in creating a plan of care for patient with Multiple System Atrophy-Parkinsonism involving instability with resistance training, fine motor control, and gait training

Work Experience

South University Savannah, GA April 2015 – December 2017

Work Study Student/Peer Tutor

Motivated, guided, and fostered skills and values in college students to help them reach academic success in a variety of subjects including English, Algebra, and Public Speaking

Directed new students at South University Orientations by operating check in booth

WTOC-TV Savannah, GA November 2013 – January 2015

News Producer

Produced 5 AM Broadcast providing breaking news and new developments to Savannah

Led a team of anchors and reporters to provide coverage for elections, weather, and crime

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