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Molly Benjamin

Student Physical Therapy Assistant

Skills

Teamwork and Communication

Supports team leader and takes direction. Able to motivate team members to work toward common goal. Develops cooperative relationships with others.  Comfortable asking questions when necessary.

Observation, Reasoning and Problem-Solving

Able to asses patient needs for progression or regression of therapy during treatment, Able to discern patient changes in mood, activity, and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications. Communicates effectively and sensitively with patients.

People and Communication

Personable in communicating with people of all cultures and economic levels. Communicates ideas clearly both verbally and in writing.

Education

Sep 2014Present

Physical Therapy Assistant

Whatcom Community College
Aug 2002May 2005

BA, History of Art

University of California, Berkeley

Work experience

Aug 2007Present

Yoga Instructor

Whatcom Family YMCA, Inspire Studio, UC Berkeley Sports Facility
  • Design and personalize lesson plan for each class
  • Recognize the needs of beginners, experienced students and mixed ability groups
  • Teach a wide range of yoga postures from simple moves to more complex ones
  • Able to adapt postures for individual conditions such as pregnancy or arthritis
  • Teaching efficient breathing habits, from basic breathing techniques to breath control exercises
  • Assessing students' progress and achievements
  • Continuing education and training to keep teaching skills current

 

Apr 2015Jun 2015

Outpatient Clinical Affliation

Skyline Physical Therapy
Jan 2015Apr 2015

Inpatient Clincal Affliliation

Life Care Center, Skagit Valley

Certifications

Nov 2014Nov 2016

CPR and AED Certification for Healthcare Providers

American Heart Association
Jan 2009May 2009

150 Hour Asian Bodywork Certification

Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, CA

Hands on body work therapy training in the Asian system.

Jun 2007Jul 2007

200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor

Yoga Alliance

Lulubandhas, Ojai, CA