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Jennifaye V. Brown
Donna Frownfelter PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP is an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Department of Physical Therapy.
She received her certificate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University Programs in Physical Therapy and her respiratory therapy certificate from the University of Chicago. Her Master’s Degree is in Organizational Development and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Chicago Medical School.
She was awarded the first Distinguished Alumni Award from Northwestern University Programs in Physical Therapy. She also received the Babette Sanders Award from the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Frownfelter is recognized internationally as a teacher, clinician, author, seminar leader and consultant in the area of patient with cardiovascular and pulmonary issues. She is co-editor of the widely used book, Principles and Practice of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT: Evidence to Practice, ElSevier, 2012.
Jennifer A Gardner
Topic: Wound Care
Dr. Gardner has been a physical therapist for 20 years with the last 15 concentrated solely on wound care. She became a Certified Wound Specialist in 2001 and successfully passed her re-certification in October 2011. Currently, Dr. Gardner is employed at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury as the Manager of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Services, supervising both inpatient wound care and the outpatient wound and hyperbaric oxygen center. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor at College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN for the last 12 years, teaching Integumentary to doctoral physical therapy students. Dr. Gardner has presented both nationally and internationally on various wound care topics and continues to participate in research studies on new concepts in wound healing.
Sharon L. Gorman
Topic: Acute Care
Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS, FNAP is Professor of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. She teaches Doctor of Physical Therapy students in the areas of acute care, neurologic rehabilitation, and management of complex patients. Dr. Gorman received her Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of California/San Francisco State University, a Master of Science in Health Science at San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles. Dr. Gorman is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and also holds advanced certification and training in assessment and treatment of vestibular disorders and in neurodevelopmental treatment approaches for adults with hemiplegia. She is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, whose mission is “advancing interprofessional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities.” Dr. Gorman serves as Chief Financial Officer of Hands for Global Health, a non-governmental charitable organization committed to empowering health professions students to take leadership roles in global health and also serves as the President of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy.
Dawn T. Gulick
Topic: Athletic Training/Sports
Dawn T. Gulick, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania. She has been teaching for > 20 years. Her areas of expertise are orthopedics, sports medicine, modalities, and medical screening. As a clinician, she has owned a private orthopedic/sports medicine practice. She also provides athletic training services from the middle school to elite Olympic/Paralympic level. As a member of the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, Dr. Gulick has provided medical coverage at numerous national and international events. As a scholar, Dr. Gulick is the author of 4 books (Ortho Notes, Screening Notes, Sport Notes, Mobilization Notes), 4 book chapters, > 50 peer-reviewed publications, and > 100 professional and civic presentations. She is the developer of a mobile app called iOrtho+ (Apple, Android, & PC versions).
Dr. Kenyon is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Kenyon heads the Grand Valley Power Mobility Project, an inter-professional research and service project that provides mobility training for children and young adults who are not typically considered to be candidates for power mobility use. Dr. Kenyon presents nationally and internationally on topics related to pediatric physical therapist practice and has published multiple journal articles and book chapters pertaining to topics in pediatrics. Dr. Kenyon currently serves on the Pediatric Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Diana L Kornetti
Topic: Home Health
Dee, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions, with her business partners Cindy Krafft and Sherry Teague, where she serves as its Chief Operations Officer.
Dee is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care, standardized tests and measures in the field of physical therapy, therapy training and staff development in the home health arena. Dee is the immediate past Editor of the Quarterly Report, a publication of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Home Health Section, as well as a member of the Home Health Section’s Practice and Education Committees. She currently serves the Home Health Section as its President. Dee also currently serves as the President of the Association of Homecare Coding and Compliance, and a member of the Association of Home Care Coders Advisory Board and Panel of Experts.
Dee is a published researcher. on the Berg Balance Scale, and has co-authored APTA’s Home Health Section resources related to OASIS, goal writing and defensible documentation for the practicing therapist. Dee has contributed chapter updates to the Handbook of Home Health Care Administration 6th edition, and co-authored a book, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy.
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Topic: Home Health
Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational / management issues as well as a passion for understanding regulations. Years spent in the direct patient environment solidified that this was the optimal setting for the provision of effective and efficient interdisciplinary care as it focuses on functionality and patient-centered care delivery. Recognition that providing care in the home environment presents both unique opportunities and challenges is clearly evident in both training and consultation activities.
For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization, and OASIS. She currently serves on multiple Technical Expert Panels with CMS Contractors working on clinical and payment reforms such as bundled payment care initiatives and alternatives to the current relationship between therapy visits and episodic payment. She was instrumental in reducing the burden placed on the industry due to the timing of functional reassessments by diligently working with both APTA and CMS. Her focus is on providing the knowledge and tools critical to the post-acute continuum of care to operationalize external requirements while keeping the driver of care where it needs to be – the needs of each patient being cared for in the home setting.
Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years and is the immediate Past President and current Federal Affairs Liaison of that organization. She is on the editorial board of Home Healthcare Now and a frequently sought out expert contributor for other home health publications. She has written 3 books – The How-to Guide to Therapy Documentation, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care and the soon to be released Handbook to Home Health Therapy Documentation – and co-authored her fourth, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy with her business partner Diana Kornetti PT, MA, HCS-D.
Dr. Stephen Morris earned a Ph. D. in Exercise Science from the Univ. of Texas at Austin, completed an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in the Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics at UC Irvine. He then earned a degree in physical therapy (PT) from Texas Woman’s University. Since earning his PT license he has taught in 3 academic physical therapy programs, served both as a clinician and researcher in the Dept. of Rehabilitation Services of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and as the director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Jude Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. He has published over 45 refereed journal articles and has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on exercise in the oncology setting. He recently completed a 4-year tenure as the President of American Physical Therapy’s (APTA) Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy and as the APTA’s liaison to the Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control. This Roundtable was organized by the American College of Sports Medicine and endorsed specific exercise prescription for the management of adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. Currently, he is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Dept. at Wingate University, serves on the editorial board of the Rehabilitation Oncology, and is the liaison between the Academy and the APTA
Topic: Women’s Health
Dr. Neville is a board-certified Women’s’ Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) and President of her consulting and education firm, Neville Know-How, Inc. She is currently providing clinical patient care as a pelvic health physical therapist and is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. A highlight of her career was developing the first credentialled Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program in the state of Florida at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. She has published several peer-reviewed research articles and textbook chapters. She has been practicing and teaching pelvic health physical therapy courses for over 30 years.
Dr. Nolan is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences as well as a Graduate Lecturer in the College of Professional Studies in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University. David is also a Clinical Specialist at the Mass General Sports Physical Therapy Service and the Director of the MGH / Northeastern University Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program.
Dr. Nolan is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a past recipient of the “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” award from the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education as well as the award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Practice by the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA. Dr. Nolan was also presented with the 2019 Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator award from the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.
Alexander P. Sah
Topic: Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Alexander Sah, MD currently serves as Director of the Outpatient Joint Replacement Program and as Co-Director of the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research at Washington Hospital in Fremont, CA. He earned his medical degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in PA. He completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and completed a joint reconstruction fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Sah specializes in total knee and total hip replacement, and developed the outpatient program in Fremont in 2014. He is the only surgeon there with same-day discharges after total joint replacement in select patients. He also is the only surgeon performing anterior hip replacement at IJRR. He has expertise in partial knee replacement and is the United States Lead Investigator for Zimmer's newest partial knee prosthesis. He teaches courses and lectures on this procedure, as well as on advanced pain management techniques and outpatient joint replacement.
Dr. Sah is a member of leadership committees for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the California Orthopedic Association, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. In 2016, he was selected as 1 of 10 orthopedic surgeons in the nation to the prestigious AAOS Leadership Fellows Program. He is a multi-year recipient of the “Best of Fremont” Doctor and Orthopedic Surgeon Awards and named a California Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeon, among many other honors. He also serves as a reviewer for Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research and an editor for Techniques in Orthopaedics. Dr. Sah is widely published and is an esteemed speaker, having presented at more than 50 meetings and conventions across the United States.
Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 21 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She is currently faculty in the DPT program at South College. She has served as core faculty in a neurological physical therapy residency program, is adjunct faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine Master of Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.
Lori Sherlock is a long-time supporter and educator in the field of aquatics. She has been involved with various elements of the aquatic industry since the late 90’s including therapy and rehab, exercise and personal training, in addition to management and pool operation. As an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine within the Division of Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University, Dr. Sherlock has the opportunity to educate and train students through the Aquatic Therapy Emphasis. Her extensive training in the field along with her ample certifications allows for the Aquatic Emphasis to cover the continuum of care within both the exercise and rehab settings while including pool operator certification and managerial guidelines. Mrs. Sherlock has been involved with the Aquatic Exercise Association, Arthritis Foundation, Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute, as well as the National Swimming Pool Foundation for a number of years as a contributing speaker, author, and researcher.
Casey Unverzagt is the director of the Slippery Rock office of Wise Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He received his B.S. from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Doctorate of Science in Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan. Dr. Unverzagt completed a post-graduate sports residency in White Salmon, Washington, after which he became a board certified sports physical therapy specialist. Dr. Unverzagt is also board certified in orthopaedics, and is a certified manual physical therapist (CMPT) through NAIOMT. He currently teaches for Slippery Rock University, Scorebuilders, Evidence in Motion, and is the author of the popular EIM SCS Prep Course. He is also completing his fellowship in orthopaedic and manual therapy through Evidence in Motion. He lives in Grove City with his wife, Emily, and three boys: Josiah, Bereket, and Tamagn. With any free time, you'll find him running, cycling, or hiking.