Lindsay Benson, DPT

Lindsay Benson, DPT

An education that never stops/A commitment to education:

August 2005- 2008 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

August 2001-2005 Bachelors of Health Science University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Professional Experience:

October 2015-Present Pantops Physical Therapy

February 2009- 2011 Physical Therapist (DPT) HealthLinks Clinic, Boulder, CO

  • Managing full-time patient caseload providing direct patient care in private practice outpatient clinic
  • Specializing in treatment of patients with lymphedema, oncology-related conditions, and Parkinson’s disease with additional treatment of wide variety of orthopedic conditions
  • Treating secondary impairments associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical treatment of cancer including lymphedema, axillary web syndrome/cording, radiation tissue fibrosis, and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
  • Utilizing various manual techniques including strain-counter strain, muscle energy technique, joint mobilization with movement, and taping techniques to treat multiple orthopedic and neurological impairments
  • Utilizing evidence-based high-amplitude exercise program LSVT® BIG for appropriate individuals with Parkinson’s disease
  • Managing two Exercise Physiologists/PT Aides

August 2011- May 2012 Physical Therapist Gentiva Home Health & Hospice, Portland, ME

  • Managed full-time patient caseload providing direct patient care in home care setting
  • Based on thorough evaluation and assessment, created comprehensive physical therapy treatment plans for individuals with various post-surgical, orthopedic, neurological, and complex medical conditions
  • Completed comprehensive home safety evaluations in order to maximize accessibility and safety in patients’ homes
  • Received specialized training for, and implemented evidence-based treatment approach, Safe Strides® for the evaluation and treatment of balance dysfunction and balance-related disorders
  • Worked as part of a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Medical Social Workers to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Participated in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings to coordinate care for common patients and update ongoing discharge plans
  • Worked with local durable medical equipment vendors in order to coordinate ordering and acquisition of appropriate medical and adaptive equipment to meet patients’ needs

June 2012- July 2014 Physical Therapist VNA Home Health & Hospice, South Portland, ME

  • Managed full-time patient caseload providing direct patient care in home care setting
  • Created comprehensive physical therapy treatment plans for individuals with various post-surgical, orthopedic, neurological, and complex medical conditions
  • Completed comprehensive home safety evaluations to maximize accessibility, safety, and independence in patients’ homes
  • Worked as part of a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Medical Social Workers to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Developed a VNA Home Health and Hospice specialty program for the evaluation and treatment of individuals with Lymphedema, edema-related disorders,  and edema-related wounds
  • Worked closely with VNA Wound Team clinicians utilizing lymphedema management interventions in conjunction with most current and evidence-based wound healing techniques to decrease healing time for individuals with chronic venous stasis ulcers and edema-related wounds
  • Coordinated with VNA Marketing Account Executives to create informative Lymphedema Program marketing materials for local health care providers and other referral sources
  • Coordinated with local durable medical equipment companies and product representatives to create time-efficient DME and product-ordering process to allow for efficient transition between phases of lymphedema treatment

November 2014- 2015 Traveler Physical Therapist

Functional Pathways with Advanced Medical, Dogwood Village of Orange County, Skilled Nursing

  • Managed full-time patient caseload providing direct patient care in Skilled Nursing Facility setting
  • Performed evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning services for individuals with various post-surgical, orthopedic, neurological, and complex medical conditions
  • Worked as part of a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Medical Social Workers to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Managed and supervised Physical Therapist Assistants and Rehab Aides
  • Provided education to patients, their families/caregivers, and staff in order to promote safe and optimal independence with the patient’s functional mobility while in the facility and upon return home

April 2015- Traveler Physical Therapist, Fork Union, VA

Genesis Rehab Services with Advanced Medical, Envoy at the Village Skilled Nursing Facility,

  • Managed full-time patient caseload providing direct patient care in Skilled Nursing Facility setting
  • Performed evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning services for individuals with various post-surgical, orthopedic, neurological, and complex medical conditions
  • As small portion of caseload, performed evaluation and treatment of patients on an outpatient basis, providing access to PT services to individuals in rural community
  • Worked as part of a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Medical Social Workers to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Managed and supervised Physical Therapist Assistants and Rehab Aides
  • Provided education to patients, their families/caregivers, and facility staff to promote safe and optimal independence with the patient’s functional mobility while in the facility and upon return home
  • Completed comprehensive home safety evaluations to promote safe transition home upon discharge advising on home modifications and equipment acquisition

 

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Licenses & Certifications:

Physical Therapist License, Virginia

Physical Therapist License, Maine

Physical Therapist License, Colorado

Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Klose Lymphedema Training, Boulder, CO

LSVT® BIG Certified Clinician, LSVT Global, Phoenix, AZ

Adult CPR/AED Certification American Heart Association

 Standard First Aid Certification, American Red Cross

Speciality Training:

 Gentiva Safe Strides® Course

  • Acquired skills to comprehensively evaluate balance dysfunction and balance related disorders in order to provide customized, evidence-based interventions to reduce risk for falls
  • Learned distinguishing features of impairments of specific balance systems in order to treat the root causes of the individual patient’s balance dysfunction
  • Evaluation and intervention skills acquired heavily rooted in vestibular rehabilitation principles

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation , Klose Lymphedema Training, Boulder, CO

  • Acquired skills to provide comprehensive care to individuals with impairments and functional limitations associated with breast cancer and its medical treatment:
    • Understand diagnostic procedures and staging, surgical, oncologic and radiation oncologic treatments, and reconstructive procedures related to breast cancer
    • Evaluate and treat patients with axillary web syndrome, upper quarter soft tissue dysfunction as well as postural and scapular dysfunction

LSVT® BIG Certification Course, LSVT® Global, Phoenix, AZ

  • Learned an evidence-based exercise program promoting high-amplitude movements in order to achieve sensory re-calibration for individuals with Parkinson’s disease

Lymphedema Certification Course, Klose Lymphedema Training, Boulder, CO

  • Acquired skills to provide comprehensive care to individuals with lymphedema and other edema-related disorders:
    • Basic and advanced techniques of manual lymph drainage (MLD)   
    • Compression bandaging techniques for upper and lower extremities   
    • Skin and nail care and therapeutic exercise for patients with lymphedema   
    • Measuring and fitting techniques for lymphedema compression garments   

Mulligan Concept- Upper Quadrant, Mobilizations with Movement  Seattle, WA,

  • Indications and treatment strategies for joint mobilization with movement manual techniques for the cervical and thoracic spine and upper extremities

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