Rehabilitation Expert Witnesses

Rehabilitation expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on rehabilitation. The rehabilitation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Brain Injury Medicine, Construction, Engineering, Geriatrics, Life Care Planning, Massage, Neuropsychology, Nursing Homes, Occupational Medicine, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical, Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Sports Medicine.

Neeti Bathia

San Mateo, California
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - Traumatic Injury, Standard of Care, Back Injury, Chronic Conditions, Joint Pain, Range of Motion, Return of Function, Rehabilitation, Pain Management
Dr. Neeti Bathia is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of spine problems and other musculoskeletal complaints. She trained at Weill Cornell Medical College, the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and the Hospital for Special Surgery, and she has been practicing medicine in the Bay Area since 2011. She currently works as a Physiatrist in private practice. Dr. Bathia’s clinical expertise includes fluoroscopically guided cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and medial branch ablations. She has experience treating conditions that are a result of traumatic injury, over use, chronic medical conditions, sports injuries, and chronic pain. She is also skilled in ultrasound guidance for joint and soft tissue injections, and she has a particular clinical interest in treating pregnant and postpartum women with back and hip pain and people who run ...

Dr. Kelly S. Harvey, MS, DPT, TPS, CLCP, CFCE Harvey Medical Legal Consulting

Los Angeles, California
Life Care Planning, Physical Therapy - Trauma, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Burns, Pain Management, Defense Medical Exam, Functional Capacity Eval, Workman's Comp, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Life Care Planner, Catastrophic Case Management
Dr. Harvey founded Harvey Medical Legal Consulting in 2002 to offer law firms and insurance companies her orthopedic trauma, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury expertise. Dr. Harvey serves the legal industry as a Forensic Analyst, Damages Expert and Medical Consultant. She maintains a private practice, as well as certifications as a Life Care Planner, Industrial Ergonomist, Functional Capacity Evaluator, Return to Work, Work Readiness and Work Hardening Evaluator. Dr. Harvey holds Therapeutic Pain Science Specialty certification that allows her to autonomously evaluate and treat Pain Management patients. Harvey Medical Legal Consulting provides Life Care Planning, A Day in the Life Video Presentations, Expert Witness Reports and Testimony, Damage Assessment, Medical Record Review, and Life Expectancy Services.

Jennifer Tsoi Keihner, MD, CLCP JTKMD, Inc

Long Beach, California
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Brain Injury Medicine - Disability evaluation, impairment evaluation, rehabilitation, brain injury, neck pain, back pain, Spinal Cord Injury, stroke, degenerative joint disease, radiculopathy, limb amputation, musculoskeletal injury, spasticity.
Dr. Keihner is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who has been in active full-time clinical practice for over 8 years. She is double board certified in Brain Injury Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As a current staff physician at a busy tertiary care medical facility for U.S. Veterans, Dr. Keihner serves patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Keihner also has daily teaching and supervisory responsibilities as part of her faculty appointment at the University of California, Irvine Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Keihner has extensive clinical experience in the areas of rehabilitation, disability, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal medicine, and amputee care.

Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP SBSA LLC

Golden, Colorado
Engineering, Construction - Construction defects litigation, property analysis, rehabilitation, design review, subrogation, allocation
Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, D-IBFES, DFE, CBIE, CFCC, CBCP, EDI, PTI1, F.NAFE, F.ASCE has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural and forensic engineering. Ed's a Certified Level 2 Infrared Thermographer, Certified 3rd Party EIFS Inspector, Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional. He is a registered engineer in the States of AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA,MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MT, MO, NE, NJ, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR,PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY and Puerto Rico. Edward has been deposed nearly 700 times, and admitted into trial settings over 80 times. He has been used as an expert in arbitration and mediations over 500 times since the late 1990's.

Kent A Edwards, PT,DPT,GCS,CLWT Brooks Rehab Home Health

Homosassa, Florida
Physical Therapy, Geriatrics - Elderly, lymphedema, home health care, Out-patient therapy, skilled nursing facility, nursing home, falls, assisted living facility, standards of care, orthopedics, sub-acute, rehabilitation, acute care, rehab, long term care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, FL licensed PT, APTA member
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Certified Lymphedema Manual Therapist Geriatric Clinical Specialist Home Health Care Expert National Speaker Clinical educator Physical therapy operations Management expertise in home health, out-patient and skilled nursing facilities Primary clinical/treating Physical Therapist with experience as an expert witness

Paul J Roubal, PT, DPT, PhD, MSc, OCS PhysioMeFit, LLC

Stuart, Florida
Physical Therapy, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Rehabilitation, neuroanatomy, anatomy/shoulder, orthopedics/manipulation, neuroscience, therapeutic ultrasound, TM joint dysfunction, pain control, headaches, physical therapy in oncology, cardiac conditioning, balance & gait dysfunction and rehabilitation
EDUCATION CONT: Bachelor of Arts in Biology – SUNY Oswego, EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE PhysioMeFit, LLC- Stuart, FL Owner/Physical Therapist/Consultant 2019- Present Physical Therapy Specialists, P.C. - Troy, MI Owner/Physical Therapist 1977-2019 Physical Therapist/ Administrator 2019- Present Responsibilities include direct patient care and administration. PUBLISHED RESEARCH: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Roubal CONTINUING EDUCATION I have been involved in thousands of hours of postgraduate education, including courses taught by the most prominent orthopedic/sports physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons in the world. These include courses directed by Cyriax, Kaltenborn, Paris, Rocabado, McKenzie, Grimbsby, Pettman & Fowler/Canadian Manual Therapy and Olaf Evjenth. I have also attended a large variety of course work offered by various orthopedic institutes, as well as the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic and Sports Medicine sections over the years...

Walter S Friberg, MD, Cert. Ac., FAAPMR, MCIME, FACIME Friberg Spine & Joint Institute

Chicago, Illinois
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management - Medicine - IME, file review, Rehabilitation, EMG/NCV, Osteopathic manipulation, Physical Therapy, Diagnostic ultrasound,Acupuncturist, Legal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Intellectual Property consulting for health professionals
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Diplomate, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners; Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Author of book "Movements and Orthopedic Tests" and two patents.

Paul J Roubal, PT, DPT, PhD, MSc, OCS PhysioMeFit, LLC

Michigan
Physical Therapy, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Rehabilitation, neuroanatomy, anatomy/shoulder, orthopedics/manipulation, neuroscience, therapeutic ultrasound, TM joint dysfunction, pain control, headaches, physical therapy in oncology, cardiac conditioning, balance & gait dysfunction and rehabilitation
EDUCATION CONT: Bachelor of Arts in Biology – SUNY Oswego, EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE PhysioMeFit, LLC- Stuart, FL Owner/Physical Therapist/Consultant 2019- Present Physical Therapy Specialists, P.C. - Troy, MI Owner/Physical Therapist 1977-2019 Physical Therapist/ Administrator 2019- Present Responsibilities include direct patient care and administration. PUBLISHED RESEARCH: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Roubal CONTINUING EDUCATION I have been involved in thousands of hours of postgraduate education, including courses taught by the most prominent orthopedic/sports physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons in the world. These include courses directed by Cyriax, Kaltenborn, Paris, Rocabado, McKenzie, Grimbsby, Pettman & Fowler/Canadian Manual Therapy and Olaf Evjenth. I have also attended a large variety of course work offered by various orthopedic institutes, as well as the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic and Sports Medicine sections over the years...

Theresa Anne Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS Educise PC

Newbury, New Hampshire
Physical Therapy, Massage - malpractice, personal injury, orthopedics, rehabilitation, massage therapy, exercise, fitness, ergonomics, manual therapy, mobilization, pain, falls, soft tissue injury, work-related injury, allied health, rehabilitation, physiotherapy
Board-certified Specialist, Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1994, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Over ten years as faculty in physical therapy, physical therapist assistant, and physical education, recreation and dance programs in NY and NH. Peer-reviewed medical journals: published scientific journal author: MOJ Orthopedics and Rheumatology and Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Massage Therapy Journal, International Fascia Research Congress presenter research author, and platform presentation speaker. Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Back School of Atlanta. Private practice physical therapist for over 30 years. Presented for American Physical, Occupational and Massage Therapy Associations, NASA Inomedic Health, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt Medical, Wake Forest, private companies and medical centers across the US. Approved provider of continuing education by National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and B...

Brian J Daly, MS, CRC, LRC, CLCP, ABVE/D, FVE, IPEC, CVE Premier Vocational Experts LLC

Clinton, New Jersey
Life Care Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation - Catastrophic Injury, Employability, Life Care Planner, Loss of Earnings, Matrimonial, Rehabilitation, Wrongful Termination, Vocational Consultant, Medical Cost Projections, Employability and Earning Capacity, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Incarceration
Mr. Daly specializes in Employability Evaluations and Life Care Planning expert services for documenting case damages in Personal Injury cases as well as providing Employability Expert services and Loss-of-Earning Capacity Assessments in Employment Law (including Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower, Age & Sex Discrimination), Wrongful Imprisonment, Medical Malpractice, Matrimonial/Divorce, Long-Term Disability, Veterans' TD/IU, Wrongful Death, Social Security Disability, and Worker’s’ Compensation (NJ/NY/PA) cases. He is also available for Vocational Testimony, Life Care Planning Testimony, Depositions, Vocational Consultations, Vocational Analysis-Household Services. Career Planning and Coaching services are available upon request. Services are available in NJ, NY, PA, CT, and DE and nationwide via Zoom video teleconferencing. Mr. Daly has been a CLE co-presenter for 17+ programs featuring topics such as "“Telling the Damages Story: Effectively Proving Damages at Trial” and "The Mo...

Dr. Michelle E Wolpov, PT, DPT, MBA, ATC, CSCS Physical Therapy Expert Witness Services

Freehold, New Jersey
Physical Therapy - Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal, Injury, Standard of Care, Rehabilitation, Health Club, Personal Training, Fitness
Dr. Wolpov has practiced in the physical therapy industry for over 30 years, and she specializes in the outpatient orthopedic setting. In 2002, Dr. Wolpov founded “Game Shape Physical Therapy & Fitness Center”. Game Shape is a Rehabilitation Network Participating Location with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Physical Therapy. In 2005, Dr. Wolpov began consulting as an Expert Witness in the physical therapy and fitness industries. She has handled over 85+ cases for both plaintiff (60%) and defense (40%), writing expert opinions, and testifying at depositions and in court. Her other expert consulting services include: litigation consulting, research and investigation, documentation auditing, independent PT examinations (IMEs), and consulting in standards of care. Dr. Wolpov also provides support for PT Business Owners in all areas of business management and operations. In 2001, Dr. Wolpov graduated top of her class, with a 4.0 GPA and a MBA from Monmouth University. In 2011...

Brian J Daly, MS, CRC, LRC, CLCP, ABVE/D, FVE, IPEC, CVE Premier Vocational Experts LLC

New York
Life Care Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation - Catastrophic Injury, Employability, Life Care Planner, Loss of Earnings, Matrimonial, Rehabilitation, Wrongful Termination, Vocational Consultant, Medical Cost Projections, Employability and Earning Capacity, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Incarceration
Mr. Daly specializes in Employability Evaluations and Life Care Planning expert services for documenting case damages in Personal Injury cases as well as providing Employability Expert services and Loss-of-Earning Capacity Assessments in Employment Law (including Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower, Age & Sex Discrimination), Wrongful Imprisonment, Medical Malpractice, Matrimonial/Divorce, Long-Term Disability, Veterans' TD/IU, Wrongful Death, Social Security Disability, and Worker’s’ Compensation (NJ/NY/PA) cases. He is also available for Vocational Testimony, Life Care Planning Testimony, Depositions, Vocational Consultations, Vocational Analysis-Household Services. Career Planning and Coaching services are available upon request. Services are available in NJ, NY, PA, CT, and DE and nationwide via Zoom video teleconferencing. Mr. Daly has been a CLE co-presenter for 17+ programs featuring topics such as "“Telling the Damages Story: Effectively Proving Damages at Trial” and "The Mo...

Daniel J. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, OCS, COMT

Southampton, New York
Physical Therapy, Nursing Homes - physical therapy, merit, standards of care, amputation, prosthetics, falls, geriatrics, orthopedics, functional capacity evaluation, nursing homes, PT, rehabilitation
Summary: -Doctor of Physical Therapy -PhD in Physical Therapy (dual doctoral degrees) -Board-Certified in Geriatrics -Board-Certified in Orthopedics -Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist -Professor -National/International presenter -Published scientific journal manuscripts/textbook chapters -Can perform independent functional capacity evaluations Beyond being a licensed physical therapist (DPT) and a PhD in Physical Therapy, I am also dual board-certified in Orthopedics and Geriatrics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, which in turn is recognized and promoted by the American Physical Therapy Association. I have over 13 years of experience working with primarily geriatric, orthopedic, and amputee populations in nearly all the primary clinical settings (skilled nursing, sub-acute rehabilitation, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation.) I am a full-time Professor and Director of Curriculum Integration & Delivery for the Doctor of Physical Therap...

Paul J Roubal, PT, DPT, PhD, MSc, OCS PhysioMeFit, LLC

New York
Physical Therapy, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Rehabilitation, neuroanatomy, anatomy/shoulder, orthopedics/manipulation, neuroscience, therapeutic ultrasound, TM joint dysfunction, pain control, headaches, physical therapy in oncology, cardiac conditioning, balance & gait dysfunction and rehabilitation
EDUCATION CONT: Bachelor of Arts in Biology – SUNY Oswego, EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE PhysioMeFit, LLC- Stuart, FL Owner/Physical Therapist/Consultant 2019- Present Physical Therapy Specialists, P.C. - Troy, MI Owner/Physical Therapist 1977-2019 Physical Therapist/ Administrator 2019- Present Responsibilities include direct patient care and administration. PUBLISHED RESEARCH: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Roubal CONTINUING EDUCATION I have been involved in thousands of hours of postgraduate education, including courses taught by the most prominent orthopedic/sports physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons in the world. These include courses directed by Cyriax, Kaltenborn, Paris, Rocabado, McKenzie, Grimbsby, Pettman & Fowler/Canadian Manual Therapy and Olaf Evjenth. I have also attended a large variety of course work offered by various orthopedic institutes, as well as the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic and Sports Medicine sections over the years...

Kevin Kucko, MAPT, ATC Physical Therapy

Mooresville , North Carolina
Physical Therapy, Occupational Medicine - Physical Therapy, rehabilitation, peripheral neuropathy, TMJ, Work injury, occupational Injury, Functional Capacity Evaluation
I am licensed physical therapists with over 27 years of experience in physical rehabilitation. I have treated patients throughout my career including when serving as Director of Rehabilitation at a Regional Medical Center just north of Charlotte NC. I currently have a private practice, where I continue to treat patients’ full time. My specific areas of expertise are in Work Injuries/Ergonomics, Peripheral Neuropathy, and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. I have conducted research in these areas and presented throughout the United States at over 200 continuing education seminars for therapists, dentists and physicians. I have extensive experience with Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) and return to work testing. ADVANTAGES: Include a meticulous review of medical records. I see this as the largest area overlooked or inadequately reviewed in preparation for trial and depositions. For Injury and Medical Malpractice cases where physical rehabilitation is in...

Scott E. Singer, MD, MPH Experts In Medicine, LLC

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Occupational Medicine, Sports Medicine - Covid 19, Causation, Concussion, Industrial accident, Rehabilitation, MRO, Workers Compensation, Football, Environmental, Exposure Assessment, Toxic Exposure, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury, Manganese, Benzene
Dr. Singer, President of MEDSource One, is one of the nations' leading causation experts. He has been practicing Occupational Medicine and Sports Medicine in Northeast Ohio for almost 30 years. He has provided service in all aspects of occupational health and safety and has served as the Team Physician for the Cleveland Monsters (American Hockey League) since 2007 and the Cleveland Gladiators (Arena Football League) since 2008. With the 2020 pandemic, Dr. Singer is one of the national experts on workplace Covid exposures. As a graduate of Northwestern University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Singer completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Memorial Hospital and in Occupational Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania. He has also received a Masters Degree in Public Health / Occupational Medicine from the University of Michigan. Dr. Singer is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and has served as Medical Director...

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Oklahoma
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, mass tort, PsyPact
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the executive board, as events coordinator, and associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood's primary practice location is in Cleburne, Texas, near Fort Worth, but she is willing to travel to evaluate individuals who cannot travel. Although licensed in Texas, ...

Brian J Daly, MS, CRC, LRC, CLCP, ABVE/D, FVE, IPEC, CVE Premier Vocational Experts LLC

Pennsylvania
Life Care Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation - Catastrophic Injury, Employability, Life Care Planner, Loss of Earnings, Matrimonial, Rehabilitation, Wrongful Termination, Vocational Consultant, Medical Cost Projections, Employability and Earning Capacity, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Incarceration
Mr. Daly specializes in Employability Evaluations and Life Care Planning expert services for documenting case damages in Personal Injury cases as well as providing Employability Expert services and Loss-of-Earning Capacity Assessments in Employment Law (including Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower, Age & Sex Discrimination), Wrongful Imprisonment, Medical Malpractice, Matrimonial/Divorce, Long-Term Disability, Veterans' TD/IU, Wrongful Death, Social Security Disability, and Worker’s’ Compensation (NJ/NY/PA) cases. He is also available for Vocational Testimony, Life Care Planning Testimony, Depositions, Vocational Consultations, Vocational Analysis-Household Services. Career Planning and Coaching services are available upon request. Services are available in NJ, NY, PA, CT, and DE and nationwide via Zoom video teleconferencing. Mr. Daly has been a CLE co-presenter for 17+ programs featuring topics such as "“Telling the Damages Story: Effectively Proving Damages at Trial” and "The Mo...

Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP SBSA LLC

Texas
Engineering, Construction - Construction defects litigation, property analysis, rehabilitation, design review, subrogation, allocation
Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, D-IBFES, DFE, CBIE, CFCC, CBCP, EDI, PTI1, F.NAFE, F.ASCE has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural and forensic engineering. Ed's a Certified Level 2 Infrared Thermographer, Certified 3rd Party EIFS Inspector, Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional. He is a registered engineer in the States of AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA,MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MT, MO, NE, NJ, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR,PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY and Puerto Rico. Edward has been deposed nearly 700 times, and admitted into trial settings over 80 times. He has been used as an expert in arbitration and mediations over 500 times since the late 1990's.

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Cleburne, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, mass tort, PsyPact
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the executive board, as events coordinator, and associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood's primary practice location is in Cleburne, Texas, near Fort Worth, but she is willing to travel to evaluate individuals who cannot travel. Although licensed in Texas, ...