Objective

  • To obtain a position as a Physical Therapist working as a member of the educational team, to support the instruction of students with disability in the least restrictive environment.  Autonomously apply principles of physical therapy while working alongside each student's team of teachers, therapists, parents, aides and school officials to develop, implement and coordinate IEP's. Provide screening evaluation and intervention services, make, environmental modifications and train others to manage students' physical needs at an appropriate level of supervision so that students can be succesful in school.

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Personal Training Instructor

Pinnacle Career Institute

Teach the following on campus and online classes:

  • Nutrition 101 & 102
  • Anatomy & Physiology 103 & 104
  • Kinesiology 101
  • Exercise Psychology 101
  • Exercise Physiology 102
  • Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 101
  • Client Consultation & Fitness Assessment 106
  • Special Populations 104
  • Exercise Technique 105
Aug 2012 - Present

Doctor of Physical Therapy

North Kansas City Early Childhood Education Center

Responsible for evaluating,  providing physical therapy, and collaboration as a member of the IEP team for special needs children ages 3-5 in the North Kansas City School District in order to help them access their education. 

May 2006 - May 2007

Research Assistant

The University of Kansas
  • Responsible for designing, implementing and progressing an exercise regimen for research participants with diabetes throughout this one year research study.
  • Monitor Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Oxygen Saturation, RPE during warm up, resistance training, cardiorespiratory, stretching and cool down exercise.
  • Keep record of research statistics over the course of the study.
Mar 2005 - Sep 2006

Fitness Manager/Personal Trainer

New Lady Fitness
  • Recruit, Hire, Train & Develop a team of 5 Personal Trainers.
  • Budget, Schedule and handle Member Suggestions/Concerns.
  • Schedule initial evaluations and recruit clients as well as keep accurate files on all clients.
  • Assess body weight, body fat, blood pressure and heart rate. 
  • Administer cardiorespiratory, muscular strength  and flexibiity tests.
  • Write, and administer exercise programs.
  • Educate clients on various exercise techniques, safety and nutrition.
Nov 2001 - Jun 2004

Fitness Manager/Trainer Fitness Professional

24Hour Fitness
  • Recruit, hire, schedule, discipline and drive revenue for a team of 11 other fitness professionals.
  • Develop a budget for the fitness department and maintain revenue within the lines of cash flow.
  • Organize, design and implement in-club workshops and lectures for members and guests.
  • Recruit and schedule clients as well as attain and maintain proficciency in 24/5 computer programming necessary to keep accurate electronic files on all clients.
  • Assess body weight, height, body fat, blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Write and administer exercise prescriptions for clients.
  • Educate client on various techniques, safety and nutrition.
  • Create Level I dietary programs relevant to my client's needs.

Pediatrics Clinical Internship Experience

Kansas CIty Missouri School District

Clinical Instructor:

Clinical Hours:160 hours

Ages:3-6 years

Experience: IEP's, making custom seating, Evals(GMFM, Peabody etc.)

Daily notes, electronic documentation

Children's Mercy Hospital

Clinical Instructor: Judy Chizek

Clinical Hours: 360 hours

Ages: 6 months - 18 years

Experience:  Torticolis, Spina Bifida, Seating and Amputee Clinic. taping, bracing, smo's afo's, lofstrand

Crutch fitting& instruction,

Pediatric patients

Daily SOAP notes Cerner electronic Documentation, scheduling, calls communicate with other PT's , doctors, Hanger equipment people.

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2012 - Present

Registered Physical Therapist

Missouri State Board of Healing Arts

License # 2012025588

Nov 2011 - Dec 2012

Registered Physical Therapist

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

License # 1104345

2002 - Jul 2013

Certified Personal Trainer

National Academy of Sports Medicine
1996 - 2012

Professional Rescuer

American Red Cross