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  1. Victory Physical Therapy Dr. Michael A. Walters & Stephanie Quiros Georgina Ryder DiandraSchonyers Chris Ossttaddatt Julian Berrios Katie Griffiths Ashley Landie

  2. Welcome!

  3. Dr. Walters’ background Involved since 1977 Volunteering  Found his calling in 1982 Penn State NSCA CSCS APTA PT Career- 1983 Greatest Achievement: his family

  4. Stephanie Quiros’ Background • University of Delaware (2006) for Undergraduate & Thomas Jefferson University (2009) Graduate • Publication: “The Effect of Trunk strengthening on Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice. Volume 22; 1:10 • Ultimate Professional Goal: Owner of a practice or a partner

  5. What is a Physical Therapist? • Definition: • Where can they practice? • Outpatient/Inpatient clinics, offices or rehab facilities • Hospitals • Schools • Fitness centers &sports training facilities

  6. Salary • Begins from 52-62,000 • Increases from this range depending on where you decide to specialize • 2008: median salary was $72,790

  7. “Hands on” Health Care Goals • Provide the best PT care that’s available in the area • Use medical model • Treat patients like family • Evaluates patients for accuracy, efficiency, & progress; not speed

  8. Pros and Cons

  9. Patients • Morning Age Group: 40-60 • Afternoon Age Group: 12-25 • Dealing with unfriendly patients • Assertive but not aggressive • Put yourself in their shoes: EMPATHY • Objective Findings: systematic • Treat them with respect • Have an open mind

  10. Typical Session • Cardiovascular Warm-Up • Therapeutic Exercise • Dynamic Therapeutic Activities • Stretching • Pain Relief Treatment • Demonstration

  11. Dr. Walters’ Words of Wisdom • You’re always learning • “We don’t all know what we think we know” • Lots of experience (if he hadn’t of had all of his experience, he said he would not be where he is today. He didn’t have the best GPA in the world, letters of Rec., a lot of volunteering) • There are PTs that focus on getting patients in and out and there are those who spend times and work the patients • Business mills vs. Personal Care

  12. Ms. Quiros’ Words of Wisdom • Make sure you observe different places before you decide where you want to work • Don’t get discouraged by the amount of hours you have to put in during graduate school

  13. Masters/Doctorate Degree Programs • Drexel University • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rehab Sciences • Post-Professional Clinical Doctorate in PT • Temple University • Physical Therapy • UMDNJ • Entry Level DPT • PhD in Health Sciences • Post-Professional DPT

  14. Organizations • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) • www.aapmr.org • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) • www.aapmr.org • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) • www.nsca-lift.org • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist • www.nsca-cc.org

  15. Our Thoughts

  16. Fin