Amy Elder, DPT

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Amy Elder holds a degree in Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has always loved anatomy and learning how the body works. Within her first few years of practice, she realized that her core interest lies in treating back and neck pain, which propelled her to become certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), a specialty certification focused on treating the spine.

Her career path went on to take many unexpected turns thereafter. 8 years ago, she suffered a massive stroke at the age of 30. During the recovery period, she took solace in writing a blog through which she shared her journey back to health. The blog became widely popular and made her realize she has a real knack for writing.

But since she was really missing treating patients, Amy spent a year volunteering her Physical Therapy services at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic in Florida.

 

Professional Highlights 

  • Clinical Documentation Specialist, PHOENIX Rehabilitation, and Health Services Inc. – Blairsville, PA
  • Facility Director/Physical Therapist, PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services Inc. – Seven Fields, PA
  • Physical Therapist, Centers for Rehab Services/ UPMC – Pittsburgh, United States
  • Physical Therapist, PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services Inc. – State College, PA

 

Certifications

  • The McKenzie Institute
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
  • Physicians’ Review Network, Inc.
  • Qualified in the principle and procedures of Utilization Review and the American Accreditation Healthcare/URAC UM Standards

 

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy, Arcadia University – Glenside, PA (2004-2007)
  • Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology, James Madison University – Harrisonburg, VA (2001-2003)