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Fall Risk Management Expert Witness | Michigan

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This highly qualified and board certified expert is a practicing physical therapist with 37 years of clinical experience. Her private practice centers around treatment for geriatric clients, including specialized intervention programs for fall prevention. This expert has a BS in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut, Masters of Health Sciences from Grand Valley State University, and a Doctor of Science in Geriatric Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University. She also holds Board Certification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist from the APTA as well as certification as a Wound Care Specialist. This expert was part of a Center for Disease Control grant team studying fall prevention with community dwelling older adults. She has first hand experience with skilled nursing facility, hospital based, outpatient, and community dwelling older adult fall prevention clinics and programs. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at a major MI University, teaching geriatric physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and fall prevention courses.

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Location, MI
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Connecticut
MS, Neurological Studies, Grand Valley State University
PhD, Geriatric Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University
Board certification, Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Certified Exercise Expert on Aging Adulst (CEEAA)
Former, Researcher and Author; White Paper on Comprehensive Fall Prevention in Community Dwelling Older Adults; Michigan 2002-2006
Former, Physical Therapist at multiple agencies
Former, Director, Rehabilitation Services at Consultant for Change
Former, Program Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Baker College
Former, Dean, Health and Human Services at Baker College
Present, Faculty at Major MI University
Present, President of independent rehabilitation center and assisted living facility
Present, Director of Rehabilitation and Chief Physical Therapist at local area hospital

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