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This page contains physical therapy expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on physical therapy and related issues. Physical therapy expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these physical therapy expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Falls, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Functional Capacity Evaluation, Personal Injury, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Standard Of Care, Standards Of Care, Long Term Care, Malpractice, Nursing Homes, Soft Tissue Injury, and Acute Care.

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William R Thompson, PT, DPT, PhD

Physical Therapy, Nursing Homes - Geriatrics, Physical Therapy, Bone, Fractures, Falls, Orthopedics, Gabapentin, Lyrica, Neurontin, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Skeletal Health, Acute Care, Trauma, Orthopedic Trauma, fracture, rehabilitation
Dr. Thompson has been practicing as a physical therapist for 14 years. He has worked in both outpatient orthopedic and inpatient physical therapy settings, including major medical institutions such as University of North Carolina Hospitals and Indiana University Health Hospitals, as well as rural hospital systems. He has worked extensively with geriatric populations and with individuals with neurological, orthopedic, and trauma related conditions. In addition to his clinical expertise as a physical therapist, Dr. Thompson holds a PhD in biomechanics and movement science where his technical expertise is in molecular biology and genetics with an emphasis on bone health and fracture healing. Dr. Thompson has published over 33 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. Additionally, he has received numerous national and international awards recognizing his contributions to the field of physical therapy and bone biology. Dr. Thompson’s research examines the mechanisms by which...

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

Alabama
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

Kathleen Blechertas, DPT

Escondido , California
Physical Therapy, Wound Care - Non-surgical Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant or Physical Therapy Aide misuse, Physical Therapy Standard of Care/ Scope of Practice deviation, Documentation discrepancy, Fall injury, Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury, Inpatient and outpatient wound care standard practice deviation
Doctor Physical Therapy (DPT) Simmons College, Boston, MA. Bachelor of Science, (B.S.) Physical Therapy (PT) - Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Wound Care Certified (WCC) - National Alliance of Wound Care & Ostomy; Fellow of The Advisory Board- (FABC) - Washington, DC; Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) - Chicago, IL; Practicing since 1997.

Dr. Kelly S Harvey, MS, DPT, TPS, CLCP, CFCE Comprehensive Health Mangement and Care LLC

Santa Monica, California
Physical Therapy, Life Care Planning - 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 completed her Master's Degree in Biokinesiology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. For her Masters Thesis, she was granted The George E. Miller Award for Outstanding Excellence in Medical Research from Columbia University in 1996. Upon graduation Dr. Harvey accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Southern California's Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy.  Her time at USC was spent practicing physical therapy in the acute, sub-acute and rehabilitation settings, teaching at the doctoral level and performing clinical research.  Dr. Harvey also spent two years training under and treating alongside world renowned critical trauma expert Dr. Demetrios Demetriades in the emergency room and operating room at County USC Medical Center. During her time at USC, Dr. Harvey was instrumental in revising nationwide therapeutic rehabilitation standards by establishing evidenced based protocols for patient care inthe orthopedic, neuro...

Paul J. Marsh, DC, QME Paul J. Marsh Chiropractic Corporation

San Diego, California
Chiropractic, Physical Therapy - Chiropractic Fraud, Standard of Care, Chiropractic Case Review, Chiropractic Malpractice, Medical Record Review, Forensic Chiropractic, Peer Review, Independent Medical Evaluation, Qualified Medical Evaluator, Regulatory Issues, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
WORK EXPERIENCE -  Arrowhead Evaluation Services QME, AME, IME- San Diego, Inland Empire & Los Angeles (3)  Exam Works- QME, IME-  Align Networks / One Call Care Management - Lead peer review physician for entire US  President / CFO- S.T.A.R. Centers - Physical Therapy Corporation: 2002 -2005  Private practice - Chiropractic & physical rehabilitation 1997 to present UTILZATION & PEER REVIEW –  Align Networks  Broadspire  Geico  Medical Claims Evaluators  Medical Consultants Network  Medical Evaluation Specialists  MedView  North American Consultants  USAA  EXAM WORKS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACHIEVEMENTS -  Rehabilitation Nurse Coordinators Network - Executive Board of Directors  R.I.M.S.(SD Chapter Risk Mgmt Society) –Member / volunteer  San Diego Down Town Breakfast Rotary Club - 2006 to Present  San Diego Deputy Sheriffs' Association - 2001 to Present  Concorde University - Medical Advisory Board of Directors 2001-Present  Qualified Medical Evaluat...

Jennifer A Robbins, MPT

Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Physical Therapy - geriatrics, Orthopedics, Spinal Disorders, Joint Replacements, Shoulder Impingement, falls, Vestibular Conditions, balance, Oncology, Parkinson's Disease, Concussion, low back pain
Advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation and orthopedics. CEU list available upon request. Clinical experience across the continuum of care from acute through outpatient. Experienced reviewing with managed care/insurance.

Cathy H. Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA Living Well With Dementia, LLC

Wilmington, Delaware
Physical Therapy, Geriatrics - Falls, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Functional Decline, Person-Centered Care, Standards of Care, Goals of Care, Long Term Care, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Resident Rights, Independent Living, Transfers, Restraints, Safety, Anti-psychotics, Home Health, Exercise, Pain
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist Geriatric Physical Therapy Thought Leader • President, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (APTA Geriatrics) • Past President, Delaware Physical Therapy Association (APTA Delaware) • Additional appointed or elected positions in o American Physical Therapy Association o APTA Geriatrics o APTA Delaware • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association • Additional awards including: o Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award (APTA) o Joe Lucca Service Award (APTA Delaware) o Lucy Blair Service Award (APTA) o Joan Mills Award (APTA Geriatrics) o Clinical Educators Award (APTA Geriatrics) • Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 1996 • Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer • 32 years clinical and academic teaching experience o Former faculty Universi...

Kent A Edwards

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
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Certified lymphedema manual therapist Geriatric Clinical Specialist 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

Stephanie J Hart-Hughes, PT, MSMS, NCS Hart Fall Mitigation Solutions

Tampa, Florida
Geriatrics, Nursing Homes - Geriatric Falls, Fall-related standard of care, Fall risk assessment, Fall-related injury prevention, Customized fall interventions, Patient safety, Gait/Balance Disorders, Movement disorders, Skilled nursing facility, Long term care, Neurology, Physical therapy,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Over 25 years of experience. APTA Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) specializing in treatment of patients with multiple neurological diagnoses, gait/balance disorders and elevated fall risk. Sixteen years of experience as physical therapy subject matter expert for the Veteran’s Health Administration in the areas of falls, balance/gait disorders and functional outcome measures. Founding member James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital Interdisciplinary Falls Clinic and past core team member Injurious Falls Translational Team, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center. Co-author, Balance Assessment Handbook for Rehabilitation Therapists and author, Functional Balance Class Training Manual for VA National Center for Patient Safety Falls Toolkit. Author of over twenty peer-reviewed publications and poster presentations.Created and delivered over forty professional presentations to regional and national audiences. Co-investigator on over fifteen funded research projects in the areas of fall risk ...

Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA, FACSM The Rehberg Konin Group

Safety Harbor, Florida
Athletic Training, Physical Therapy - Rehabilitation, licensure, cannabis, CBD, marijuana, physical therapy, discrimination, Title IX, supervision, standard of care, documentation, privacy, sexual harassment
Dr. Jeff G. Konin is a Clinical Professor at Florida International University, in Miami, Florida. He has been a leading clinician, educator, and scholar for over 30 years. As a licensed and certified athletic trainer and licensed physical therapist, Dr. Konin is the author of over 25 academic textbooks and has delivered hundreds of professional presentations throughout the World. He is a recognized Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and a member of the NATA’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Konin is a Founding Partner of The Rehberg Konin Group, dedicated to providing expert advice in the area of sport safety, education, and other areas. Over the past 20+ years, he served in various expert roles for both the plaintiff and defendant. He has consulted with organizations, businesses, and academic institutions on various matters of risk management and prevention. Dr. Konin is a contributing writer for Sports Medicine...

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...

Michael A. Siefman, PT,DC, DACAN, DABCC, DIBCN, FIBCN, DABDA, DIBE, FIBE

Naples, Florida
Chiropractic, Physical Therapy - Malpractice, Disability, File Review, Improper Documentation, Auto Accident, Improper Billing, Complaints Against Doctor, Standards of Care, Personal Injury, Expert Witness, Insurance Fraud
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants Diplomate of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology Fellow of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts Diplomate of the International Board of Electrodiagnosis Fellow of the International Board of Electrodiagnosis Immediate Past President of the American College of Clinical Electrodiagnosis Physical Therapist, Licenses in Indiana and Colorado Certified Medial Examiner, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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.

William R Thompson, PT, DPT, PhD

Indianapolis, Indiana
Physical Therapy, Nursing Homes - Geriatrics, Physical Therapy, Bone, Fractures, Falls, Orthopedics, Gabapentin, Lyrica, Neurontin, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Skeletal Health, Acute Care, Trauma, Orthopedic Trauma, fracture, rehabilitation
Dr. Thompson has been practicing as a physical therapist for 14 years. He has worked in both outpatient orthopedic and inpatient physical therapy settings, including major medical institutions such as University of North Carolina Hospitals and Indiana University Health Hospitals, as well as rural hospital systems. He has worked extensively with geriatric populations and with individuals with neurological, orthopedic, and trauma related conditions. In addition to his clinical expertise as a physical therapist, Dr. Thompson holds a PhD in biomechanics and movement science where his technical expertise is in molecular biology and genetics with an emphasis on bone health and fracture healing. Dr. Thompson has published over 33 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. Additionally, he has received numerous national and international awards recognizing his contributions to the field of physical therapy and bone biology. Dr. Thompson’s research examines the mechanisms by which...

Steve Allison, PT, DPT Functional Capacity Experts, LLC

Bossier City, Louisiana
Disability Evaluation, Physical Therapy - Functional Capacity Evaluation, FCE, Job Analysis, Disability Evaluation, Work Capacity, Functional Impairment, Functional Limitation, Physical Limitation, Activities of Daily Living Assessment, Loss of Enjoyment of Life Activities, Pain Behavior Assessment, Performance Validity
Dr. Allison is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified orthopedic physical therapist, board certified disability analyst, and board certified vocational expert-pending examination. Dr. Allison has more than 27 years of clinical practice experience specializing in functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) for cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, long term disability, and Social Security disability claims. He has performed more than 5,000 FCEs to more objectively quantify and qualify the severity of an individual's occupational disability, credibility of pain behavior, physical impairments with participation in basic activities of daily living, and loss of enjoyment of life activities. Dr. Allison was the lead author of the Functional Capacity Evaluation Best Practice Guidelines adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2018. He has published 7 articles and given 15 presentations at national, state, and local post-professional continuing educat...

Jason G. Jones, PT, MS, Dip Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN The PMLC Group, LLC

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Physical Therapy - Neck and Back Injuries, Workplace Injuries, Offshore Injuries, MVA, Video Surveillance Analysis, Medical History Analysis, Disability Claim, Workers' Compensation Claim, Physical Therapy Medical Malpractice, Physical Therapy Standard of Care
Jason G. Jones, MS, PT, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN is a practicing physical therapist, Osteopractor, and business owner with nearly 22+ years of experience in the private practice setting, focusing on outpatient orthopedic, work-related injuries, back and neck injuries, and post-operative rehabilitation. He obtained his Diploma in Osteopractic in 2016 and is currently one of less than 250 clinicians in all of the US and Europe to hold this prestigious credential. He has extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of work-related injuries, worker’s compensation claims, disability claims, and cases going through litigation. He has served as an advisor, fact witness, and expert witness as well as given depositions while assisting attorneys both plaintiff and defense. Mr. Jones has been the owner of Advance Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC since 2002, and is the owner and president of The PMLC Group, LLC. The PMLC group, LLC began as a concept while recognizing...

David Boll, DC CPC PES Expert Opinions / Comprehensive Chiropractic Services

Michigan
Chiropractic, Medical Coding - Sports Medicine, Malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, motor vehicle collisions, independent medical examinations, legal medicine, physical therapy, coding, standard of care, scope of practice, insurance fraud, benefits
Dr. Boll has extensive medicolegal experience and has been in practice since 1992. He has been retained nationwide for various cases. Dr. Boll assists numerous entities (law enforcement, law firms, insurance carriers, TPAs) as an Expert Witness, Consulting Witness, CPT and diagnostic coding issues, File Review, and Independent Medical Examinations, along with internal educational programs. He is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from AAPC and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) from NASM. Dr. Boll has active licenses in both Wisconsin and Michigan. He continues to practice within his athletic training and conditioning facility, serving two school districts and consulting with professional racing sanctioning bodies regarding race weekend injury concerns. Dr. Boll was a former Chiropractic Services Director for an insurance company, where he assisted in writing guidelines, sitting on appeals panels, and establishing internal review and claims processing measures. He is a cu...

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...

Michael J Gorman, PhD, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT PT Expert Witness Edge

Chesterfield, Missouri
Physical Therapy, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Spinal Manipulation, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Soft Tissue Injury, Physical Therapy Utilization, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Joint Replacements, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Whiplash Injuries
Michael Gorman, PhD, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT is an expert clinician, educator, and business owner. Dr. Gorman is regarded as an expert in the field of Physical Therapy with extensive knowledge on current best practices, insurance reimbursement, business regulations, and clinician management. Dr. Gorman has achieved the highest level of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy training recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He has been very involved with the Missouri Chapter of the APTA, currently serving as Vice-President of the Missouri Chapter. Dr. Gorman was a private practice physical therapy owner since 2002; during this time growing his company from one to seven locations. In 2017 he successfully sold his practice to a national health care company. In addition, Dr. Gorman is a very accomplished speaker. He leads the Orthopedic Manual Therapy education for the 2nd year Washington...

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

Newbury, New Hampshire
Physical Therapy, Athletics & Recreation - malpractice, personal injury, orthopedics, rehabilitation, massage therapy, exercise, fitness, ergonomics, manual therapy, mobilization, pain, falls, soft tissue injury, work-related injury, allied health
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. Peer-reviewed medical journals: published scientific journal author: MOJ Orthopedics and Rheumatology and Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 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 and medical centers across the US. Approved provider of continuing education by National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Inc, NCBTMB, Inc. and New York State Board...

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

Glen Rock , New Jersey
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

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...

Daniel J. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, 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 -Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist -Assistant Professor -National/International presenter -Published scientific journal manuscripts -Can perform independent functional capacity evaluations Beyond being a licensed physical therapist (DPT) and a PhD in Physical Therapy,I am also a board-certified geriatric specialist (GCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, which in turn is recognized and promoted by the American Physical Therapy Association. I have 10 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 an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Touro College where I lead Doctor of Physical Therapy students through their scientific inquiry coursework. I ha...

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

New York
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

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...

Karen P. Martin, PT, DMT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, CIDN

Hudson, Ohio
Physical Therapy, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Physical Therapy Standard of Care Deviation,Physical Therapy Malpractice,Physical Therapy Risk Assessment,Physical Therapy Patient Advocacy Assessment,Physical Therapist Assistant Misuse,Fall Injury,Dry Needling Injury,Pneumothorax,Manipulation Injury,Workers' Comp Rehab/IME/PPD/Surveil Analysis
Karen P. Martin, PT, DMT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, CIDN - Fellow American Academy Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Expert Witness services and record review for both prosecution and defense. Clinical competencies upon request. Standard of Care in the healing and highly regulated industry of physical therapy has nothing to do with good intention and everything to do with both knowing and following the rules designed to protect the patient/public/payer. Standard of Care deviation results from not being able to justify WHY an action was taken and encompasses errors created from both commission AND omission. Standard of Care deviation occurs when inappropriate physical therapy plan of care and treatment intervention result from inadequate physical therapy examination, inadequate physical therapy diagnosis, inadequate client care management, and unsound professional judgment. Standard of Care deviation is increasingly prevalent with Dry Needling misuse, malpractice, fraudulent coding, and fr...

Shelly Coffman, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CIDN, CSCS 360 sports medicine & spine therapy

PORTLAND, Oregon
Orthopedics - Non-Surgical, Physical Therapy - Spinal & joint Mobilization & Manipulation, Orthopedic PT, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Soft Tissue Injury, Physical Therapy Utilization, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Post Surgical Rehab, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Whiplash Injuries, MVA, motor vehicle accident
Shelly Coffman, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CIDN, CSCS is a practicing physical therapist and private practice owner with 25+ passionate years in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation, specializing in spine rehabilitation and extremity conservative and post surgical rehabilitation, with additional specialization in ankle and foot rehabilitation and orthotics. She has achieved the highest level of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy training as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as a manual therapy fellow following post professional training through the Ola Grimsby Institute. She is a respected author and lecturer, contributing to Physical Therapy texts and peer reviewed Journals. Dr. Coffman provides legal chart review and expert witness services regarding standard of care in Physical Therapy.

David Boll, DC CPC PES Expert Opinions / Comprehensive Chiropractic Services

Adell, Wisconsin
Chiropractic, Medical Coding - Sports Medicine, Malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, motor vehicle collisions, independent medical examinations, legal medicine, physical therapy, coding, standard of care, scope of practice, insurance fraud, benefits
Dr. Boll has extensive medicolegal experience and has been in practice since 1992. He has been retained nationwide for various cases. Dr. Boll assists numerous entities (law enforcement, law firms, insurance carriers, TPAs) as an Expert Witness, Consulting Witness, CPT and diagnostic coding issues, File Review, and Independent Medical Examinations, along with internal educational programs. He is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from AAPC and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) from NASM. Dr. Boll has active licenses in both Wisconsin and Michigan. He continues to practice within his athletic training and conditioning facility, serving two school districts and consulting with professional racing sanctioning bodies regarding race weekend injury concerns. Dr. Boll was a former Chiropractic Services Director for an insurance company, where he assisted in writing guidelines, sitting on appeals panels, and establishing internal review and claims processing measures. He is a cu...
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