While upholding high legal and ethical standards, my responsibilities at the clinical settings below include supervision, data collection and assessment to deliver safe and optimal patient care; relate, adjust and implement effective interventions consistent with the plan of care; collaborate with CI, supervising PT and other rehab staff, as appropriate, in ways that are congruent with situational needs; and produce documentation to support the delivery of PT services.
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Heartland Rehabilitation Services at Chiefland
Outpatient setting / Linda Zeagler, PTA/CD/CI / 352 493-7776
Predominantly an orthopedic patient population where I carried out hands-on treatment for knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and neck/back patients utilizing rehabilitation strategies including therapeutic exercises/activities, gait analysis, manual muscle testing, goniometric assessments, posture assessment, aquatics, manual therapy, and modalities/physical agents. Manual therapy includes joint mobilization, passive ROM stretching and soft tissue massage. Modalities include ultrasound, iontophoresis, and e-stim.
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Consulate Healthcare of Jacksonville
Subacute setting / Barbara Goff, PTA/CI / 904 296-6800 x1012
Predominantly a geriatric patient population where I carried out hands-on treatment directed towards functional outcomes utilizing rehabilitation strategies including therapeutic exercises/activities, balance and coordination activities, gait analysis, manual muscle testing, goniometric assessments, posture assessment, manual therapy, and application of physical agents. Manual therapy includes passive ROM stretching and soft tissue massage.
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Heartland Rehabilitation Services at Fleming Island
Outpatient setting / Lindsay Schifano, DPT/CI / 904 264-9400
Predominantly an orthopedic patient population where I carried out hands-on treatment for knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and neck/back patients utilizing rehabilitation strategies including therapeutic exercises/activities, gait analysis, cervical/lumbar traction, manual muscle testing, goniometric assessments, posture assessment, manual therapy, and modalities/physical agents. Manual therapy includes joint mobilization, passive ROM stretching and soft tissue massage. Modalities include e-stim.
Nov 1998 - Aug 2009
Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
Over ten years experience as graphic designer for engineering firm of approximately 300 employees. Responsible for all aspects of graphic design including project management from proposal development to deliverable (external clients) and comprehensive to finished work (internal client), supervision of designers and interns, and support for public relations and marketing departments. Milestones include developing the Graphics Department Standards and Procedures, advancing the Corporate Identity Guidelines, producing an arsenal of professional photography, establishing a company-wide visual cataloging system, and establishing various templates for company-wide use.
• Brand development• Collaterals• HR graphics• Presentations• Displays
• Proposal graphics• Report graphics• Web graphics• Signage• Videography
• Studio, portrait and on-location photography
Apr 1997 - Aug 1997
Graphic Design Intern
St. Johns River Water Management District
Creative for public information department. Experience includes illustrations, designs and layouts of various publications and park kiosks.
Associates of Science
Florida State College at Jacksonville
With High Honors
Associates of Science
Santa Fe College
Phi Theta Kappa
Clinical: the ability to interpret and apply plan of care, assess patient’s condition and progress patient with problem-solving tasks relative to functional goals; provide documentation per MC and other third-party payer guidelines; employ effective interpersonal and communication skills that cultivate the clinician-patient relationship and promote the facility’s policies and position; conduct individual, concurrent and group therapy sessions; and utilize modalities and time management for optimal patient care.
Computer/graphics: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effects, Extensis Portfolio, digital photography, printing methods, pen and ink, PC and Mac operating systems, and MS Office.
"Tressa has been one of the most well-rounded students I've had. She has tremendous initiative and taught me a thing or two about responding to adverse situations. She will be an excellent and creative therapist."
~Barbara Goff, PTA/CI / Consulate Healthcare of Jacksonville
"Tressa performed well in our busy outpatient clinical setting. She was responsible for treating two patients each hour in a very crowded gym with varying diagnosis, documentation including progress notes and D/C summaries to MDs, case manager, tec. Her personality is an asset in her ability to handle all situations. Tressa will be a positive example of our profession."
~Linda Zeagler, PTA/CD / Heartland at Chiefland
“I have personally had the pleasure of working with Tressa Rieser since 1998. I always have found her to be a very gifted and highly productive Graphic Designer. Also, she is an excellent team player with a consistent can-do attitude, despite tight schedules and challenging requirements. She is a pleasure to work with. I greatly regret that the current economic situation has caused the loss of this talented person.”
~Robert C. Edmunds, P.E. / Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
“During my tenure as Director in Polk County, I had the opportunity to create exceptional communication packages with Tressa. Her ability to visualize end products from abstract thoughts was remarkable. Tressa’s professionalism and sense of urgency on every project was superb.”
~Ana E. Wood, P.E. / Ana Wood and Company
Outstanding Graphic Design by Jupiterimages Corporation
First Place in Typography by Santa Fe College
We each have been given only one life to live. I believe that a fulfilled life is embodied by total well-being that is spiritual, mental and physical. Physical therapy provides a means to restore one with renewed health and vitality. If I can be a part of helping others in their journey to achieving total well-being, I will have accomplished much towards obtaining my own fulfillment.