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Licensure:

  • Physical Therapy

Work Experience:

  • Founder and Owner, Conquer Concussion, 2014-Present
  • Owner, Private Practice, Squirrel Hill Physical Therapy Center,1982-2015
  • Contract Physical Therapist, Nursing Services Home Care, 1982
  • Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982
  • Sea West Physical Therapy, Long Beach, CA,1982
  • Chief Physical Therapist | Naval Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA,1977-1981
  • Staff Physical Therapist | Naval Academy Annapolis, Annapolis, MD,1974-1976
  • Senior Clinical Instructor | Hahnemann Medical College, Dept. of P.T., Philadelphia, PA, 1980-1981

Visiting Professor

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1978-1981
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1977-1981
  • University of Delaware, New Castle, DE, 1978-1979

Part-time Physical Therapist

  • NRMC, Long Beach, CA,1982
  • Methodist Hospital, Sports Medicine Clinic, Philadelphia, PA, 1980-1981
  • Director of Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, 1978-1979
  • Homestead Hospital, Homestead, PA 1974

Consultive and Advisory Positions

  • Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, 1983-1984
  • Clinical Instructor, Temple University, 1976-1981
  • Clinical Instructor,University of Pennsylvania, 1976-1981
  • Clinical Instructor,Hahnemann College, 1981-1984
  • Curriculum Advisory Committee, Hahnemann College, 1980-1981

Areas of Specialization:

  • Concussion Management
  • Nasal Release Technique
  • Manual Lymph Drainage
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Graston Technique
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Technology

Professional Societies:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
  • Medallion Member of International Alliance of Health Care Providers

Education:

  • M.Ed in Exercise Physiology, Temple University, 1982
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1974

Continuing Educational Experiences:

  • NeuroMeningeal Manipulation Barral Institute 2015
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University April 2015
  • Differential Dx and Medical Screening March 2014
  • Kinesiology Taping, March 2014
  • EndoNasal Release Technique, Dr. Rik Cederstrom, April 2013
  • Contact Reflex Analysis, Dr. Versendaal, 2013
  • Fascial Manipulation Part 4 Antonio Stecco 2013
  • Fascial Manipulation Part 3, Antonio Stecco 2012
  • Massage Cupping, 2012
  • Cervicogenic Headaches and Cervical Thoracic Pain, Gavin E. Hamer 2012
  • Functional Core Stability, Gavin E. Hamer 2012
  • The Hip to the Foot, an Evidence-Based Diagnostic and Manual Therapy Treatment Approach Gavin E. Hamer 2012
  • Fascial Manupulation Part 2, Antonio Stecco, 2012
  • Fascial Manipulation Part 1, Antonio Stecco, 2012
  • Graston Techiques: Advanced Techniques, 2011
  • Graston Technique: Introduction 2011 Certification
  • Direct Access Certification 2010
  • Direct Access Certification 2008
  • Advanced Lymph, Upledger Institute, 2003
  • Korean Hand Therapy, Albuquerque, NM, 2002
  • Mechanical link III, Palm Beach, FL, 2002
  • Vodder Basic Lymph Drainage, Durham, NC, 2001
  • Advanced Mechanical Link, San Francisco, CA, 2001
  • CranioSacral Therapy and Immune Response, FL, 2000
  • Mechanical Link III, San Francisco, CA, 2000
  • Mechanical Link II, Mineapolis, CA, 2000
  • Mechanical Link I, New York, NY, 2000
  • Zero Balancing II, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000
  • Alchemy of Touch, Baltimore, MD, 2000
  • CranioSacral Pediatrics, Toronto, Canada, 1999
  • Zero Balancing II, New York, NY, 1999
  • Advanced CranioSacral, Toronto, Canada, 1999
  • Visceral Listening Techniques, Toronto, Canada, 1998
  • Visceral Manipulation, 1998
  • Process Accupressure 1B, 1998
  • Lymphatic Drainage III, Hartford, CT, 1998
  • Process Accupressure 1A
  • Mechanical Link I, Toronto, Canada, 1998
  • Mechanical Link II, New Orleans, LA, 1998
  • Visceral Manipulation 1-B, San Francisco, CA, 1998
  • Tigger Point Therapy Janet Travell, Washington DC, 1997
  • Tigger Point Therapy Janet Travell, Baltimore, MD, 1997
  • Lymphatic Drainage I, Upledger Institute, Toronto, Canada
  • Lymphatic Drainage II, Upledger Institute, Toronto, Canada
  • CranioSacral I, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
  • CranioSacral II, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
  • SomatoEmotional Release, Dayton, OH, 1997
  • Zero Balancing, Toronto, Canada, 1997
  • Visceral Manipulation, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
  • Myofascial Mapping, Toronto, Canada, 1997
  • Spinal Manipulation Course, San Francisco, CA, 1992
  • Gordon Group Myofascial Reorganization, 1992
  • Gordon Group Advanced Myofascial Reorganization, 1992
  • Lumbar Stabiliztion, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990
  • Myofascial and SomatoEmotional Release, Captiva, FL, 1987
  • Rocabado Course, TMJ Dysfunction, Knoxville, TN, 1986
  • Muscle Energy Course, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984
  • Lumbar Spine by Robin McKenzie, San Francisco, CA, 1982
  • California Physical Therapy Association Conference, 1981
  • American Society of Hand Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
  • Cyriax Orthopedic Evaluation Part I, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
  • Neurology for RehabPersonnel, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1980
  • Sports Medicine Course, West Chester, PA, 1980
  • American Physical Therapy Conference, Atlanta, GA, 1979
  • Combined Sections Meeting San Francisco, CA, 1979
  • Electromyographic Training Course, Portsmouth, VA, 1979
  • APTA Electrophysiologic Evaluation I, II, III, 1979
  • Cyriax Orthopedic Evaluation, Philadelphia, PA, 1978
  • Orthopedic Anatomy Course, Temple University, 1978
  • New Jersey Joint Mobilization Course, Philadelphia, PA, 1977
  • Cyriax Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment, Rochester, NY, 1977
  • Supervision and Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • Spinal Cord Anatomy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1977
  • Extremity Mobilization, John Mennel, Philadelphia, PA, 1977
  • Basic Extremity Mobilization, Paris, Atlanta, GA, 1977
  • Cardiac Rehab Symposium, Reading PA, 1977
  • Cardiac Rehab Course, Highlandview Hospital, Cleveland, OH,
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Symposium, Annapolis, MD, 1977
  • Systemic Lupis Erythematous Symposium, Philadelphia, PA,
  • Nerve and Muscle Physiology, Temple University, Phila PA,
  • Introduction to Joint Mobilization, Paris, Atlanta, GA, 1976
  • Western PA Arthritis Project, Pittsburgh, PA, 1976
  • UCLA Prosthetic-Orthotics Course, Los Angeles, CA, 1975
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Lymph I, II, III, Upledger Institute
  • CranioSacral II, 2001
  • Lymphatic Drainage III, San Francisco, CA, 2000
  • Lymph II, Toronto, Canada, 1999
  • Lymph I, Washington DC, 1999
  • CranioSacral I, Philadelphia, PA, 1999
  • Lymph III, San Francisco, CA, 1998
  • CranioSacral I, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998
  • Workshops Conducted or Organized
  • Cyriax Orthopedic Evaluation, Philadelphia, PA, 1979
  • Joint Mobilization, Philadelphia, PA, 1978-1979
  • Pain Management Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, 1978
  • Cyriax Orthopedic Evaluation, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
  • Self Lymph Drainage Workshops, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999

Publications:

  • February, 1980, A.P.T.A. Journal, Stein, C., McKelvy, P., Bertini, A.
    "Heart Rate Response to a Conditioning Program for Young Alcoholics".

Honors and Awards:

  • Navy Achievement Medal, Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
  • Letter of Commendation, Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1981

Grant Activity:

  • Grant from U.S. Navy to conduct Alcohol Research Program, $200,000.