Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Allied Health Research Building
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
physical therapy, acute care, cardiopulmonary
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.
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.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2010 Holy Cross Hospital - Star of the Quarter
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 SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP:
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
LOCAL AND NATIONAL SERVICE
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