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Physical Therapist Therapy

Lakewood, CO, 37405
August 07, 2012

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Tirza Ridgely

***** **** *** *****, *** # *-***, Lakewood, CO 80228 PHONE: 423-***-**** EMAIL:

Objective To acquire a full time physical therapy position in a facility emphasizing rehabilitation for geriatric patients and/or patient’s with neurological dysfunction.

Professional June 2009 - December 2009 Life Care Centers of America Cleveland, TN

Work Experience January 2010 - Present Life Care Centers of America Red Bank, TN

Registered Physical Therapist

Evaluate and treat patients with various diagnoses in long term care, skilled nursing and outpatient therapy settings.

Provide supervision to PTAs.

Clinical instructor for graduate PT students.

Annual Winner 2011 “Whatever it Takes”


Clinical Experience Spring 2009 North River Physical Therapy Chattanooga, TN

• Obtained 8 weeks of clinical experience in an outpatient orthopedic


Spring 2009 Life Care Centers of America East Ridge, TN

Obtained 7 weeks of clinical experience in a skilled nursing facility with a focus on neurological disorders

Summer 2008 Fort Sanders West Knoxville, TN

Obtained 8 weeks of clinical experience working in an outpatient neurological rehabilitation clinic with a focus on vestibular rehabilitation

Summer 2008 Grandview Medical Center Jasper, TN

Obtained 8 weeks of clinical experience in an inpatient acute care hospital, including wound care and experience in ICU

Summer 2007 Floyd Medical Center Rome, GA

Obtained 7 weeks of clinical experience in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. Evaluated and treated patients using manual therapy, aquatic therapy, modalities and various other techniques.

Education University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009

3.80 GPA, Clinical Excellence Award

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science, May 2007

3.89 GPA

Professional American Physical Therapy Association

Memberships August 2006- Present, Neurological section November 2009-Present

Certifications/ Registered Physical Therapist, State of TN

Advanced Courses APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, 2010

CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification, American Heart Association

Medical Volunteer

Experiences May 2009 Medical Mission Trips Les Cayes, Haiti

July 2010

Experience performing physical therapy evaluations and treatments on people of all ages with a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions.

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