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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

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.