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Tracy M.


Southampton, NY 11968


Resourceful and well-organized professional with 15+ years experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant as well
as superior knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment of physical
dysfunction. Extensive experience in assisting Physical Therapists in the provisioning of physical therapy within
the scope of the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist. Proven ability in evaluating and identifying
problems and needs to make astute decisions to effect positive patient change. Creative problem solver who
responds rapidly and appropriately to changing circumstances. Effective communication skills and adept in
patient relations and physical therapy while working as a patient advocate. Recognized for a strong sense of
responsibility, solid professional standards, and an excellent track record of dependability.
Exceptional Interpersonal and Communication Skills Proficient in promoting confidence, building and
maintaining strategic team relationships, and interfacing positively with patients from diverse backgrounds.
Problem Solving Proven ability to troubleshoot and develop both creative and innovative solutions to athleticrelated physical therapy challenges; successfully manages change for improved performance and efficiency.
Work Ethics and Professionalism Solid professional standards with an excellent track record of dependability.
Maintains a clear focus on achieving bottom line results while always ensuring the needs of the patient.

The Hampton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
Staff Physical Therapy Assistant

Southampton, NY
October 2006 Present

As a patient advocate, use extensive knowledge of discharge planning to complete medical documentation.

Experienced in instructing and educating patients on alternative movements to prevent future injuries.

Lead treatments and assist on each treatment plan for both Dementia/Alzheimer's unit and Sub Acute unit.

Coordinate cooperatively with peers and Physical Therapist to educate and train patients, family, and
caregivers for discharge. Provide recommendations for safe adaptive equipment and care giving assistance.

Assisting long-term residents to maintain their level of functional mobility.

Coordinate on the shift via communication with disciplinary team to ensure the well being of patients.

Assist in organizing medical records to keep in compliance with HIPPA laws as well as filing and billing.

Exceed patient health care productivity metrics and standards for the Physical Therapy Assistant position.

Clinical work includes: performing rehabilitation stretches, modalities, and checking-in/out patients.

Consistently help Physical Therapists in evaluation and modification of plans per each patients response.
Implement effective new treatment plans to restore, compensate, and/or adapt for loss of patient function.

Southampton Hospital & Southampton Care Center

Staff Physical Therapy Assistant

Southampton, NY
July 2001 September 2006

Worked in this Acute/Intensive care setting, and gained knowledge and understanding of orthopedics.

Alternated rotations between in-patient and out-patient locations affiliated with Southampton Hospital
(including the Southampton Care Center). Assisted patient who were post-op from orthopedic surgeries.

Consistently assisted Physical Therapists in evaluation and modification of plans per patients status.

Helped care for patients in need of physical therapy with various medical diagnosis (in-patient/out-patient).

Used Whirl Pool wound care, and experienced in educating patient on ways to prevent further injuries.

Monitored patients response to intervention and informed Physical Therapists if modification was indicated.

Met and exceeded patient care while complying with the health industry regulations and standards.

Adhered to hospital policies regarding patient care with observance to standard medical regulations.

Healthpro Staffing Inc,

Staff Physical Therapy Assistant PRN

Hicksville, NY
June 2003 August 2004

Worked as a per diem PTA at Westhampton Nursing Home, Riverhead Nursing Home, and Belhaven
Nursing Home, which provided an enhanced background in geriatric cases and health issues of the elderly.

Monitored patients response to intervention; informed Physical Therapists if modification was indicated.

Was on call working in many different nursing home facilities treating patients in rehabilitation. Ensured
patient care documentation was timely, legible, and efficient. Assisted Physical Therapist's assessment
of the needs and capabilities of patients and caregivers with regard to age and level of understanding.

Continually performed age appropriate competency skills with respect to individual patient problems.

Supported cross coverage efforts in the region. Instructed, motivated, safeguarded, and assisted patients
as they practiced exercises and functional activities, such as: therapeutic exercise, gait, and balance training.

Assisted Physical Therapist in utilizing appropriate methods and materials for effective learning, monitoring
response to education, and adapting program to patients level of understanding and emotional status.

Physical Therapy Home Care

October 2004 Present

Provided on-going private physical therapy to patients in-home under the guidance of PT colleagues.

Educated patients on appropriate transportation for community events, social outings and doctor

Report significant changes in functional ability and/or medical status to PT and primary caregiver.

Successfully completed and submitted clinical documentation in accordance with government guidelines.

Logged daily information on patient, such as: mood changes, mobility exercises, and daily input/output.

Kept daily record of patients condition and presented to Physical Therapist. Complied with treatment plans.

East End Physical Therapy

Sports Rehab Physical Therapy Assistant

East Hampton, NY
July 1998 - June 2001

Maintained quality of care undeterred by high volume of case load. Worked with patients, ensured
patients safety; motivated/assisted in practice of prescribed exercise for sports injuries and geriatrics.

Monitored operation of equipment and assisted Physical Therapist in providing treatment procedures.

Utilized therapeutic methods and techniques appropriate for traumatic tissues as well as athletic injuries.

Performed therapeutic care on clients with back and neck pain, sprains and strains, and sports injuries.

Implemented effective treatment plans to restore, compensate, and/or adapt for loss of patient function.

Related Experience:
Dec 1988 May 2009
Provided services of a companion and assisted private patient, diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy,
completing physical and functional tasks throughout her day.

Nassau Community College
Associate in Applied Science Highest distinction (GPA 4.0)
Physical Therapist Assistant

Garden City, NY

Suffolk County Community College

Associate in Arts Highest Distinction (GPA 4.0)
Member of Phi Theta Kappa (With Honors)

Riverhead NY

Manual Therapy Skills Enhancement Training Series

Prosthetic Overview
Lower Extremity Gait Deviations
Transfemoral Prosthetic