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Curriculum Vitae VANESSA COLLEEN FARRER, PT, DPT

Updated June 2013 1765 Juarez Street Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 601-4811 vanessacolleen@sbcglobal.net EDUCATION 2013 DPT Research - Current practice of senior adult fall risk screening by primary care providers in the ambulatory setting. Advisor - Peggy Trueblood, PhD, PT, Department Chair Department of Physical Therapy, Joint DPT Program California State University, Fresno, CA University of California, San Francisco, CA 2011 MPT Department of Physical Therapy California State University, Fresno, CA Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration, Kinesiology Department California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA University Studies Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA General Education Cabrillo College, Soquel, CA

2007

BS

2004

AA

1998

LICENSURE and CERTIFICATIONS 2012-Present Licensed Physical Therapist, #38627 Physical Therapy Board of California Certified in BLS for the Healthcare Provider (CPR and AED) American Heart Association Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Inactive Monterey County Emergency Medical Services, CA

2003-Present

2003-2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2013 Part-time Physical Therapist Concurrent Mentorship in Women’s Health

Creative Therapeutics Physical Therapy, Fresno, CA 2012 Research Assistant to the Department Chair Department of Physical Therapy California State University, Fresno, CA Graduate Assistant in the Campus Gait, Balance and Mobility Center Department of Physical Therapy California State University, Fresno, CA Graduate Writing Assistant College of Health and Human Services California State University, Fresno, CA Massage Therapist/Chiropractic Assistant Community Chiropractic Center, Pacific Grove, CA Spa Supervisor/Massage Therapist/Inn Associate Allegria Spa at Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, CA

2011

2010-2011

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2000-2002

CLNICAL ROTATIONS 2011 Internship II, 9 weeks Outpatient Orthopedic: Post-surgical, Athletic Injury, Work Injury, Geriatric, Balance, Vestibular, Pediatric, Hand, Wound Care Courtney Moore Physical Therapy, Selma, CA Internship I, 9 weeks Inpatient, 4 weeks: Orthopedic, Med-Surg, Telemetry, ICU, Psyche Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA Outpatient, 5 weeks: Orthopedic, Neurologic, Pediatric, Aquatic, Women’s Health Community Health and Wellness Center, Marina, CA 2011 Practicum II, 4 weeks Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation: Stroke, SCI, TBI Community Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Fresno, CA Practicum I, 8 weeks Outpatient Orthopedic: Post-surgical, Athletic Injury, Work Injury, Geriatrics, Balance, Pediatrics, Return to Sport Pacific Coast Therapists, Watsonville, CA

2011

2010

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2012 Institute of Physical Art Core First Strategies for Back Education Training, 2.2 CEUs Sara R. Huizenga, PT and Noelle Righter Freer, PT, MPT California State University, Long Beach, CA

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2012

DelNorte Seminars Spanish for the Physical Therapist, 1.6 CEUs Monika Mann, PT Central Valley Physical Therapy, 
 1716 W. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 95209 Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center Rehabilitative Trunk Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain, 16 hours Brigit Moore, PT, MPT and Rachel Worman, PT, DPT McLane Hall, California State University, Fresno, CA Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center Manual Therapy for Cervical Pathology, 16 hours Michael Moore, PT, Brigit Moore, PT, MPT and Rachel Worman, PT, DPT Physiomotion, 4080 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726 Teaching Assistant in Anatomy Cadaver Dissection Lab G. Whitney Baines, PhD, 20 hours Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA Cypress Health Institute Therapeutic Massage: Scapular Release Techniques, 2 hours Larry Bernstein, CST, CPT, FSoc OB Cypress Health Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Esalen Institute Reflexology, 10 hours Deborah Ardell Hill, LMT Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA Colorado Center for Healing Touch Healing Touch: Level I, 18 hours Linda S. Sayre, CHIP I Post Ranch, Big Sur, CA Cypress Health Institute Therapeutic Massage Program, 170 hours Larry Bernstein, CST, CPT, FSoc OB and Jacob Ewing, CMP Cypress Health Institute, Santa Cruz, CA

2011

2011

2004

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2000

PRESENTATIONS 2013 Oral Platform - Farrer VC, Trueblood, PR, Hickey, CJ, Zarrinkhameh LT, Hart A Current practice of senior adult fall risk screening by primary care providers in the ambulatory setting. Central California Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA Poster Presentation - Farrer VC. The effects of mechanical traction on pain associated with symptomatic cervical disc disease. Central California Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium

2013

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Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA 2013 Oral Platform - Farrer VC. Low dose mechanical traction for a patient with 40 years of chronic neck pain: A case report. Joint Doctor of Physical Therapy Case Reports Symposium Industrial Technology Building, California State University, Fresno, CA Oral Platform - Farrer VC. Conservative physical therapy management of an athletic volleyball coach with chronic shoulder tendinitis. Central California Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA Poster Presentation - Farrer VC, Martinez M. Expected outcomes of anterior cruciate reconstruction rehabilitation compared to clinic performance. Central California Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA

2011

2011

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY 2014 (Anticipated) Abstract for Oral Platform of DPT Research Submitted Farrer VC, Trueblood, PR, Hickey, CJ, Zarrinkhameh LT, Hart A. Current practice of senior adult fall risk screening by primary care providers in the ambulatory setting. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

INVITED CAMPUS TALKS 2012 Incoming Graduate Student Meet and Greet “How to be Successful in Graduate School” Q&A Panel Member Department of Graduate Studies California State University, Fresno, CA Physical Therapy Program Applicant Interview Day “What to Expect in Graduate School” Presentation Department of Physical Therapy California State University, Fresno, CA

2012

MEMBERSHIPS 2008-Present 2013 APTA & CPTA Geriatric Section of APTA

HONORS and AWARDS 2011 Top Dog Award Recipient, Alumni Association, with $1200 Scholarship for DPT California State University, Fresno, CA MPT Cum Laude

2011

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Darlene Stewart Professional Promise Award Recipient with $1000 Scholarship California State University, Fresno, CA 2011 Honors for MPT Culminating Presentation with invitation to present at the 2011 Central California Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA Dean’s List Spring Semester California State University, Fresno, CA Dean’s List Spring Quarter California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA Dean’s List Spring Quarter California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA AA in University Studies with Honors Monterey Peninsula College, CA

2009

2007

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2004

EXTRACURRICULAR UNIVERSITY and PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 2013 2010 Attended Chiropractic Leg Day at the California State Capitol in opposition of SB 381 SB 381 was defeated allowing PTs to continue performing Grade V Joint Mobilizations Participated in PT Leg Day at the California State Capitol in support of AB 2382 AB 2382 was passed allowing the DPT to be awarded by the CSU system Leader of Equipment Procurement Committee for the Musculoskeletal Care Clinic Facilitated funding approval and purchase of equipment valued at more than $5,000 Health Center, California State University, Fresno, CA Physical Therapy Golf Tournament Committee and Fundraiser Member Facilitated tournament set-up, sold raffle tickets, procured $500 product donation California State University, Fresno, CA Volunteered to round table with PT program applicants on Interview Day California State University, Fresno, CA Leader of PT Department Centennial Parade Float Committee California State University, Fresno, CA Attended California State Chapter Assembly Meeting at CPTA Conference Marriott, Oakland, CA Liaison to Pre-professional MPT students APTA Student Liaison and San Joaquin Valley District Student Representative California State University, Fresno, CA

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REFERENCES

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Professional

Nancy Morrison-Larson, PT, WCS or Sandra Bausman, PT, WCS Previous Employers Creative Therapeutics Physical Therapy 2736 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite #102 Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 294-8112 Peggy R. Trueblood, PhD, PT Research Advisor Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy California State University, Fresno 2345 E. San Ramon Avenue, M/S MH 29 Fresno, CA 93740 (559) 278-3008 Tracy Farrer O’Bryant, MD Sister 207 San Antonio Way Sacramento, CA 95819 (408) 966-8188

Academic

Personal

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