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Education and Training


1998 Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Widener University

1995 Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology, Middlebury College



2010 BLS for Health Care Providers, American Heart Association

2009 Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association



1998 Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners-License ACTIVE

Research/Clinical Keywords

physical therapy, acute care, cardiopulmonary

Highlighted Publications


PEER REVIEWED - Gulick, OT*#, Chiappa, JJ. Crowley, KR. Schade, ME. and Wescott, SR. (1998), Predicting 1-RM isotonic knee extension strength utilizing isokinetic dynamometry. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 7(4) 145-149.


Clinical Specialty Details


2008 - Present     

Clinical focus: Developing clinical skills to address the unique challenges posed when treating patients in the critical care setting

including patients who require a ventilator for respiration.


2008 - Present:

Clinical focus: Learning and applying PNF and NDT techniques during treatments in patients who have had a stroke.


1999 - 2008

Clinical focus: Manual therapy, especially techniques for soft tissue treatment as well as mobilization of the cervical, lumbar and

thoracic regions. This included more than 210 hours of continuing education in the osteopathic method of treatment as well as more

than 280 hours of continuing education in the techniques developed by Gregg Johnson, PT through the Institute of Physical Arts.

Awards and Affiliations


2010   Holy Cross Hospital - Star of the Quarter

Grants and Contracts


06/2011, Mark Schade (Co-Inv, 35%; PI-K. Ambrose), Tele-Physical Therapy in the Senior Emergency Department for Falls Assessment during the overnight hours, APTA-HPA Section, Total cost: $6,780

Professional Activity


1995 - Present American Physical Therapy Association  (Acute Care Section-active, Cardiopulmonary Section-active, Orthopedic Section-inactive, Aquatic Section-inactive Neurolgy Section-inactive)




2010 - Present Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Committee, Holy Cross Hospital (multidisciplinary committee tasked to reduce/eliminate this complication in our hospital patient population).

2008 - Present Quality Assurance committee, PM+R department, Holy Cross Hospital



2005 Reimbursement chairperson for the Washington DC state chapter of the APTA



2010 - Present    Lead Therapist-Holy Cross Hospital, Co-CCCE coordinate student program-mentor clinical instructors (PRN 0-4 hrs monthly). Mentor PT's and OT's who are either new to or have questions regarding the critical care' environment (0-4 hrs per week) Two inservices for department staff per year. Two inservices for nursing staff per year. Body mechanics lecture, for employee orientation, three times per year.

2008 - 2010       Staff Therapist-Holy Cross Hospital, 1 PT student each year.   8 hrs/day, 2 months/year. Two inservices for department staff per year.  Two inservices for nursing staff per year. Body mechanics lecture, for employee orientation, three times per year.

2005 - 2006       Coordinator for George. Washington University Physical Therapy student-runner evaluation clinic. Assisted and supervised 4 students while they evaluated, provided exercises, and shoe recommendations etc. for approximately 50 runners. 2 hrs planning with students, 4hrs performance, 1 time per year

2003 - 2005        Staff Therapist, sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, 1 PT student each year 8 hrs/day, 2 months/year

2004                   Lab Assistant: Assisted instructor Cheryl Wardlaw in the laboratory instruction of "Functional Orthopedics I" a course developed by Gregg Johnson PT through the Institute of Physical Arts (3 days, 24 hours)

2000 - 2001        Staff Therapist-NRH, 1 PT student 8hrs/day 2 months/year


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