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Physical Therapist

Culloden, WV, 25510
July 30, 2020

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Jorden Callaghan Thornton

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Culloden, WV 25510



Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA

Doctor of Physical Therapy August 2019

BS Biology, BS Health Sciences May 2017

Honors College Fall 2013- May 2017


State of West Virginia

Licensed Physical Therapist June 2020

Student Clinical Affiliations

AHN/Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA May 13, 2019- August 2, 2019 Hospital, Acute Care Clinical Instructor: Peter Haywiser, DPT

• Educated patients and families on the role of Physical Therapy in the acute care setting

• Interacted with interdisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nursing staff, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapy assistants, and case managers, to ensure optimal, safe, and consistent patient care on a daily basis HCR Manor Care- McMurray Canonsburg, PA March 11, 2019- May 3, 2019 Skilled Nursing Facility Clinical Instructor: Sara Schlanger, DPT

• Established trustworthy relationships with patients and families displayed through dedicated compassion and understanding toward their needs and functional goals

• Educated and directed patients and families in compensatory and safety strategies to utilize when they return home and into the community

• Corresponded with interdisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nursing staff, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapy assistants, and social services staff, to ensure optimal and consistent patient care on a daily basis Sharon Regional Health System- OP Hermitage, PA January 7, 2019 - March 1, 2019 Outpatient, Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinical Instructor: Nicole Accordino, PT

• Utilized foundational pediatric theories such as neurodevelopment techniques incorporated with motor learning strategies to produce effective dynamic treatment plans for a variety of diagnoses encompassing infants to young adults, resulting in consistent rehabilitation progression and patient-specific functional gains

• Prioritized interdisciplinary communication with occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physical therapist assistants through team meetings and co-treatment sessions ensure optimal, consistent patient care

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First Settlement Physical Therapy South Charleston, WV June 18, 2018- September 7, 2018 Outpatient, Rehabilitation Clinic Clinical Instructor: Jordan Ciarochi, PT, DPT

• Established trustworthy relationships with patients displayed through dedicated compassion and understanding toward their needs and goals

• Created comprehensive plans of care for patients, ages ranging from 8-85, promoting patient independence through individualized home exercise programs, as evidenced by compliance and report of functional improvement by the patient

• Participated in company risk management by measuring customer satisfaction through administration of patient feedback surveys at the end of rehabilitation Volunteer/Observation Experience

Cabell Huntington Hospital Huntington, WV Summer 2014 Hospital, Inpatient and Outpatient Pediatric care

• Observed a DPT at work in Pediatric Outpatient therapy and hospitalized inpatient all ages

• Gained knowledge and insight into pediatric PT through direct therapy observations High Intensity Training (HIT) Center Huntington, WV Fall 2011- Fall 2013 Intense physical training for athletes of all skill levels: children to professional

• Responsible for maintaining equipment for client use

• Observed & assisted with speed, agility, and power training as pertains to different sports Huntington Physical Therapy Huntington, WV Fall 2011- Fall 2013 Outpatient, Rehabilitation clinic

• Observed interactions between patient and therapist in an outpatient setting

• Assisted in recording and reading measurement numbers for mobility Marshall University Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Huntington, WV Fall 2011

• Observed an MD working in a sports medicine environment

• Watched treatment of injuries during high school football games and collegiate soccer games TOPSoccer Pittsburgh, PA Fall 2013- Fall 2018

Coach, ages 10-20, approximately 15 kids with special needs

• Engaged with and instructed special needs youth as they learned the game of soccer

• Created activities and interacted with special needs youth to teach them to play soccer Work Experience

Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena Pub and Café Pittsburgh, PA Fall 2017- Fall 2019 Bartender/Shift Manager

• Trained and supervised new pub and café employees to uphold service standards, food and drink quality, and customer satisfaction

• Displayed quality communication and time management skills through contact with customers

• Demonstrated ability to maintain an organized, stocked, and clean work environment

• Managed cash register and payments when opening and closing by balancing daily sales reports Jorden C. Thornton

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Sandcastle Water Park Homestead, PA Summer 2017 Certified Lifeguard

• Monitored safety and well-being of all guests in and around the swimming pool area

• Ensured cleanliness, safety and upkeep of swimming pool West Virginia Futbol Club Huntington, WV Winter 2010- Summer 2015 Academy Practice Coach, ages 7-11, creating and training skillful competitive soccer players

• Worked alongside coaching staff in practice to assess and direct youth during training activities

• Observed and corrected youth technique during intense training sessions

• Worked with youth on elements of game and technique required for successful outcomes West Virginia Soccer Association Referee Huntington, WV Summer 2008- Summer 2012 Refereed Recreational and Club League games throughout WV, ages 7-12 Professional Affiliations

Duquesne University Physical Therapy Association Spring 2013- Spring 2017 The National Society of Leadership and Success Duquesne University Fall 2017-2019 American Physical Therapy Association January 2019- present Extracurricular Activities

Duquesne University Physical Therapy Class of 2019 Class Secretary Spring 2016- 2019 Steel City Football Club Women’s Premier Soccer League February 2016- 2019 Duquesne University Women’s Soccer Scholarship athlete 2013- 2017 Captain 2016 & 2017 Duquesne University Track and Field Spring 2015- 2017 Skills

• CPR Certified/ “Stop the Bleed” Certified

• Quality research, writing, and communication skills

• Technology: Proficient in: Apple, Microsoft Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Keynote, Dropbox


• Available upon request

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