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Konrad J. Dias PT, PhD, DPT, CCS

Konrad J. Dias PT, DPT, CCS, received his B.S. in Exercise Physiology, M.S. in Physical Therapy, and clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Dias is also a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. Dr. Dias is currently pursuing a PhD in physical therapy through NOVA Southeastern University.

Dr. Dias became engaged in teaching, early in his career. He was Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and currently is Associate Professor in the School of Health Professions at Maryville University of St. Louis, Missouri, where he teaches graduate courses in the areas of cardiopulmonary physical therapy and pathology. Dr. Dias has presented nationally at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting and was involved in a variety of programs to disseminate physical therapy internationally. He had the privilege of presenting lectures at the Christian Medical College Vellore, India; Es Salud Health Care System in Lima, Peru and an invited speaker for a program co-sponsored by the national Chilean Physical Therapy Association and the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educacion in Santiago, Chile.

Dr. Dias has clinical experience working in the acute care setting at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, treating medical and surgical inpatients as well as ICU patients and currently works at an acute care facility in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Dias has authored several chapters within the latest editions of the Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists and Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy as well as published articles and abstracts in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy.

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Elliot M. Greenberg PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Elliot M. Greenberg, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pace University, his PhD in physical therapy through Nova Southeastern University. and his clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Arcadia University.  Dr. Greenberg is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  

Dr. Greenberg’s clinical expertise is in the area of orthopedics and sports medicine, focusing his practice mainly on the subspecialty of the young athlete.  Dr. Greenberg currently practices as an advanced clinician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Sports Medicine and Performance Center. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Arcadia University teaching orthopedic content in the entry-level DPT curriculum and within the orthopedic clinical residency program. 

Dr. Greenberg has had the privilege of presenting at both national and state level conferences on the topics of pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation and prevention of sports related injuries.  He co-authored a chapter on pediatric sports injuries in the latest edition of Pediatric Physical Therapy and his work has been published in peer reviewed journals including The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  

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Michelle Peterson PT, DPT, CCS

Michelle L. Peterson PT, DPT, CCS, is a licensed physical therapist with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Drexel University, PA.

In addition, Dr Peterson has earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology and an Associate degree in Paramedic Science.

Dr. Peterson began her professional career in the emergency medical services - quickly progressing from an emergency medical technician to a nationally registered Paramedic at Underwood Hospital in New Jersey.

Her career in physical therapy has primarily focused on managing patients in the intensive care unit including five cardiothoracic ICUs in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and currently holds the lead ICU therapist position at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ.

Dr. Peterson is a firm believer of collaborative care within the ICU and putting theory and evidence to practice. She has been integrally involved in developing the role of the rehabilitation professional in the ICU at her current position, through researching the evidence and presenting several in-services to update staff on current guidelines for effective care.

In addition, Dr Peterson has provided service to the community and enhanced her teaching ability through instruction of CPR classes and providing lectures to various organizations within the community.

Her passion for teaching and joy in seeing the critically ill patient improve functionally makes her an apt instructor for this program.

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Rose Pignataro PT, DPT, CWS

Rose Pignataro, PT, DPT, CWS has been practicing physical therapy for more than 20 years.  Her background includes acute care, adult rehabilitation and outpatient management of orthopedic, neurologic and integumentary impairments.

She is a certified wound specialist and a diplomat of the American Board of Wound Management. Dr. Pignataro has a bachelor’s and doctorate degree in physical therapy, a master’s degree in health science education, and is a PhD candidate atWest VirginiaUniversity’sSchoolofPublic Health. 

She teaches wound management, as well as other content, at theUniversityofSouth Florida’sSchoolofPhysical Therapyand Rehabilitation Sciences.  Dr. Pignataro is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has presented seminars on wound management and the use of wound healing modalities at both national and international conferences.

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Stacy L. Tylka PT, DPT, WCS, CLT

Stacy Tylka, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, received her master’s degree in physical therapy from Saint Louis University in 2002 and her post-professional doctorate of physical therapy degree from Washington University in 2009.

Dr. Tylka currently serves as Assistant Professor in both Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University. In addition, Dr. Tylka treats patients with women's health conditions (including both breast health and pelvic health), orthopedic conditions, and lymphedema and is integrally involved in mentoring women's health physical therapy residents at Washington University’s Physical Therapy Clinics.

Dr. Tylka was in the inaugural class of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties' Women's Health Clinical Specialists (WCS) and earned her certification in lymphedema therapy (CLT) through Klose Training and Consulting. Dr. Tylka was recognized by the APTA Section on Women's Health as Volunteer of the Year in 2004 and as an APTA Emerging Leader in 2006 for her talents in and dedication to the field of physical therapy.

Dr. Tylka’s passion for teaching, clinical experience and specialty in women’s health makes her an apt instructor for this course.

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