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Qualifications Summary

Resourceful and proactive professional seeking to apply extensive training and hands-on experience for a Physical Therapy Assistant position. Detail-oriented and accurate, I am excellent at problem solving while providing care to all demographics. Proven ability to work independently or collaboratively in all rehab settings. Additional strengths include:

•  Efficient organizational and time management skills                    

•  Geographically mobile

•  Interpersonal/interdepartmental communication                            

•  International Physical Therapy experience



The George Washington University                                                   Washington DC

           Doctor of Physical Therapy                                       August 2014- May 2017

California University of Pennsylvania                                                   California, PA            Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish                                         May 2008-May 2011


California University of Pennsylvania                                                   California, PA            Associate of Applied Science in PT Assistant               August 2006- May 2008



Professional Experience

Research Assistant                                                               August 2015- Present

For Dr. Carole Lewis, DPT                                                          Performed remotely

  • Procure research articles for Dr. Lewis on an as needed basis
  • Completed a number of additional side projects, including the procurement and organization of new research

Student Physical Therapist                                           January 2017 – April 2017

SporTherapy                                                                                   Fort Worth, TX

  • TBA

Student Physical Therapist                                       August 2016 – October 2016

Concentra Urgent Care                                                                      Lewisville, TX


  • Created and dispensed among area clinics a document to assist English speaking therapists in taking a subjective history from a patient with limited English proficiency
  • Worked with wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries, developed relationships with clinic-associated physicians,

Student Physical Therapist                                             June 2016 – August 2016

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center                                                           Houston, TX


  • Provided care to patients with various neurological impairments and status post cardiovascular surgery in an inpatient setting
  • Created a in-service to differentiate between Conversion Disorder, Fibromyalgia, and Malingering

Physical Therapist Assistant                                             March 2014 – July 2014 Elkins Crest Health and Rehabilitation Center                                     Elkins Park, PA


  • Conducted extensive care to long term patients post-arthroplasty and altered mental statuses
  • Assisted in improving balance and strength deficits in patients to advance mobility and quality of life

Physical Therapist Assistant                               November 2011-December 2013

Taylor Rehab                                                                                 Mooresville, NC                                                      

  • Provided care to patients of all demographics in an Outpatient Orthopedic environment
  • On-site peripheral mobilization technique training
  • Training in and regular use of cutting edge modalities including class IV deep tissue laser and Anodyne therapy as well as more traditional therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound and electric-stimulation

Physical Therapy Intern                                                 March 2011 – May 2011

Hospital Rivadavia                                                             Buenos Aires, Argentina                                           

  • Performed therapy with respiratory pathologies[EH4]  ranging from pneumonia in neo-natal patients to emphysema in older adults.
  • Endurance[EH5]  training for patients with a variety of ailments including Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Cancer, Emphysema, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Super-Morbid Obesity, and patients post CVA and post-arthroplasty

Kinesiology Intern                                                       March 2011 – May 2011     Asociación del Fútbol Argentino                                            Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Provided care to the professional soccer players of Argentina in Outpatient setting.
  • Exposure[EH6]  to patients with injuries common to soccer players, including but not limited to MCL/ACL/PCL injuries, IT band injuries, and hip flexor sprains

Physical Therapist Aid                                                     May 2008-August 2008 

Performance Spine and Sports                                                        Pottstown, PA    


  • Provided care to patients suffering from pain disorders in an Outpatient setting
  • Treatment[EH7]  and motivation techniques geared toward adolescent patients

Student Intern                                                                     May 2008- July 2008

Pennsylvania Hospital                                                                    Philadelphia, PA


  • Performed therapy on patients recovering from arthroplasty and amputation in an Inpatient setting
  • Daily[EH8]  monitoring of patient vitals and stages of wound healing

Student Intern                                                                 May 2008- July 2008    

Keystone Rehabilitation                                                            Monongahela, PA


  • Provided care to patients in Outpatient setting.
  • Daily[EH9]  use of modalities such as whirlpool for wound debridement, ultrasound, and various therapeutic massage techniques in addition to supervision of exercise plans

Student Intern                                                                     May 2007- July 2007

Sanatoga Center                                                                               Sanatoga, PA


  • Delivered bedside care, treatment and clinical documentation for patients in a Skilled Nursing setting
  • Worked extensively with treatments of Pneumonia, Dementia and Parkinson ’s disease

Certifications and Licenses

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in Pennsylvania-Indirect Supervision                     (License number TEI003855)
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in North Carolina                                                    (License number A4701)
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) through AHA                                                    (Valid through March, 2018)


Co-editor/ co-author of Physical Therapy e-textbook (Title TBD)                     Primary author- Dr. Carole Lewis, DPT                             September 2015 – Present                                                                                                Performed remotely


Co-author of “Weaving Service Learning Throughout the Physical Therapy Curriculum”                                                              Presented December 9, 2015

Presented at GWU Service Learning Symposium                             Washington, DC


Volunteer Experience

  • Little Worker's of the Sacred Heart 
  • SMHS Community Service Day
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral
  • Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
  • Miriam’s Kitchen
  • Special Olympics
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp


Affiliations and Special Skills


  • Designed document of translation to assist therapists with limited Spanish proficiency in taking an subjective history/ performing a reassessment for Concentra (2016)
  • Cultural competency co-chair for GWU class of 2017 (2014-2016)
  • Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed Honors Fraternity- Kappa Chapter President (2009-2010)
  • Designed and implemented an in-home exercise program at Pennsylvania Hospital for patients post-arthroplasty
  • Language: Fluent in Spanish. Proficient in American Sign Language
  • Passionate about weight lifting and nutrition
  • Enthusiast of Latin American cultural history and travel
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