Monthly archive for April 2011

Staff Feature: Ann Fox, Physical Therapist & Lymphedema Specialist

Staff Feature: Ann Fox, Physical Therapist & Lymphedema Specialist

Specialties: Lymphedema, Orthopedics, Sports Injury, Physical Therapy

My clinical niche is lymphedema, and I have been a certified Lymphedema Therapist since 2006. I also enjoy orthopedics, sports injuries and Aquatic Therapy. My professional passion has also led me to leadership positions with the Michigan Physical Therapy Association. I am a 2003 graduate of Grand Valley State University’s physical therapy program and have been with Northern Physical Therapy since 2006. I work part time as a float physical therapist, helping all five NPT offices.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, gardening, cooking and scrapbooking. My husband and I have two young children. We love to camp and enjoy Michigan’s beautiful lakeshores.

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Staff Feature: Ann Fox, Physical Therapist & Lymphedema Specialist

PT Day on Capitol Hill

PT Day on Capitol Hill

Northern’s own Gina Otterbein & Terri Jeurink participated in the 2011 APTA march on Capitol Hill.

APTA members heading to meetings with our legislators.

PT Day on Capitol Hill

MPTA member and Northern Therapist Terri Jeurink, along with PTs and PTAs, look on during the rally.

PT Day on Capitol Hill

PT Day on Capitol Hill

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PT Day on Capitol Hill

New Certifications = More Advanced Care

New Certifications = More Advanced Care

Congratulations are in order for two of our therapists who recently achieved advanced certifications in their respective fields.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Certificate

Terri Jeurink, a Physical Therapist at our Coopersville Clinic has received her Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Certificate from the Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

This certification recognizes the specialty of pelvic floor rehabilitation, including evaluation and treatment for men and women who may have urinary incontinence (leakage), urinary frequency or urgency, bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain. To obtain the certification, Terri had to complete three different classes and competency exams held by the APTA, collect letters of reference, and complete a case report within 1 year after completing the necessary courses.

“I am passionate about helping people feel better, especially when it comes to issues that affect their everyday lives. Obtaining my Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Certification will allow me to better assist those patients and help them feel good again.” Jeurink says.

 

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certificate

New Certifications = More Advanced CareSusan Roemer, a Physical Therapist at our Wayland Clinic has received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Certificate from the American Physical Therapy Association.

To acquire the certification, Susan had to demonstrate extensive knowledge in the field of orthopedic physical therapy through experience (of which she has 8 years), continued education, and passing a rigorous exam that tests her intricate clinical knowledge of orthopedic tests, problem solving, assessment, evaluation and treatment skills.

“While attaining the OCS certification I acquired new techniques for diagnosing and treating orthopedic conditions, which has helped me to treat patients more efficiently and effectively” Susan said.

Great job Susan & Terri! Your continued education will help our patients get back to feeling good!

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New Certifications = More Advanced Care