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Matthew J.


B.S - Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise: Dietetics Option Expected Graduation May 2014 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA In Major GPA: 3.25 A.A.S. - Physical Therapist Assistant May 2007 Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA B.S. - Sports Medicine, Emphasis in Athletic Training May 2005 Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA Licenses: Physical Therapist Assistant (Virginia), Valid through: 12/31/2014
Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Faculty Tidewater Community College Virginia Beach Campus, VA August 2007 May 2010 Instructed courses in Anatomy and Kinesiology for approximately 30 students of varying ages and backgrounds as an Adjunct Professor in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Implemented teaching methods that catered to both individual and group learning styles. While encouraging a fun and productive learning environment with high standards and expectations.
Work Experience:

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Carilion Clinic (medical center) New River Valley, VA September 2013 - Current Rehabilitated patients in an acute care setting and Communicated with nursing staff and medical doctors on a daily bases about patients conditions. Co-treated with occupational therapy and physical therapist/physical therapist assistants when appropriate. Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Onward Health Care (Staffing Agency) July 2011 May 2012 To have flexibility and patience learning new types of documentation and treatment protocols for each new contracted company. To be able to work side by side and help create a positive treating environment with new providers, potentially every 3 months. Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Carilion Clinic (medical center) New River Valley, VA December 2010 May 2011 Rehabilitate patients in an acute care setting. Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Rehab Care (home health) Portsmouth, VA February 2010 July 2010 Rehabilitated patients in their homes and followed orthopedic protocols for a wide variety of diagnoses. Observed patients ability to perform activities of daily living in their homes safely and educated family on patients precautions and or contraindications when necessary.
Relevant volunteer work:

Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters May 2008 February 2010 Motivate overweight/obese children to engage in physical activities and be actively involved in group instructors exercise program as a part-time volunteer.
Interests/ Certifications:

American Physical Therapy Association member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student member, CPR/AED Certified (Exp: 1/27/2015), ServSafe Certified, Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc.