February 8, 2023

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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency | VA Northeast Ohio Health Care

Bryan Geletka, PT, DPT, OCS (Geriatric/Orthopedic Residency Director) received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a small in Chemistry from Youngstown State College in1997. In 1999, he gained his Bachelors of Science in Actual physical Treatment from Youngstown Condition University. In 2016 Dr. Geletka turned a Board-Qualified Orthopaedic Scientific Professional as a result of the American Board of Actual physical Remedy Specialties. Dr. Geletka finished his Doctorate of Bodily Remedy and his certification in Orthopedic Manual Treatment from EIM Institute of Health and fitness Science in 2019. He is an energetic member of the American Actual physical Remedy Association. Dr. Geletka is the Portion Chief, Rehabilitation Therapies Services Manager at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Middle. He labored in outpatient Orthopaedics before signing up for the Cleveland VA Healthcare Centre. Dr. Geletka at present serves as a school member of the Orthopaedic and Geriatric Residency Packages educating the musculoskeletal module (Geriatric Residency). 

Maria Rufener PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT (Application Coordinator- Orthopaedic Residency/Mentor/Faculty) received her Bachelor of Science Diploma in Biology from Cleveland Condition College and her Masters of Bodily Therapy Degree from Cleveland State University in 2003. She been given her Doctorate of Science at Andrews College in 2016. Dr. Rufener started functioning at the Cleveland VA Clinical Heart conducting outpatient treatment in 2004 where she is still presently used. She now serves as the Cleveland VA Orthopedic Residency Method Coordinator. Dr. Rufener also is a scientific residency mentor and serves as a scientific college member for the Cleveland VA Orthopedic Residency system educating coursework in the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, and Craniomandibular dysfunction. Dr. Rufener also teaches the handbook assessment and cure portion or the sacroiliac, knee, ankle, and foot modules. She finished her Orthopaedic Handbook Treatment fellowship in 2017, and Certification of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Handbook Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2015. In latest yrs Dr. Rufener has become a Board Qualified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Accredited in purposeful dry needling, and taken many guide therapy unique classes.

Kevin Brochetti PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. DN, C-OMPT, FAAOMPT (Mentor/School): graduated from the Doctoral of physical therapy system at Cleveland State College in 2013. Upon graduation, Kevin recognized a task with VA Northeast Ohio Health care Method, in the outpatient location. He has due to the fact completed his certification of orthopaedic guide treatment, orthopaedic residency, and orthopaedic and handbook fellowship at the Institute of Therapeutic Sciences. Kevin has also attained board certification as an orthopaedic clinical expert, certification in dry needling, and has attended several manual remedy continuing education classes of a variety of philosophies. He is an lively member of the Northeast Ohio Actual physical Remedy Affiliation and has continuously taken care of an APTA membership.  Kevin has a powerful passion for teaching, and has introduced as a visitor lecturer, at continuing training programs, and at local/point out functions. 

Joan Hollis, PT, COMT, OCS, cert MDT, DSc(applicant) (Mentor/ School) As a Medical Specialist, she has served as a mentor for inhabitants, for the earlier 8 several years. Joan develops and teaches Hip and Lumbar Spine modules, as perfectly as Lumbar Directional Desire assessment.  She’s presently doing the job toward a Health care provider of Science (DSC) in Bodily Treatment, with an emphasis on Orthopedic Manual Remedy from Andrews College, Berrien Springs MI, with expected graduation date of 2020. She acquired her Bodily Remedy diploma from St. Louis College and labored as Manager of the Centre for the Spine at Cleveland Clinic Basis, and in outpatient clinics including pediatric and private practice, for above thirty-five decades.  Her affiliations/ certifications consist of:  Mechanical Prognosis and Treatment (cert. MDT) (2012) ABPTFRE  Board Certification as an Orthopedic Medical Specialist (OCS) (2014)  North American Institute of Orthopedic Handbook Therapy (NAIOMT)  Certification, CMPT (2018) and COMT (2019) Fellow-in-Training by means of NAIOMT (2018) APTA Highly developed Accredited Scientific Teacher (ACCIP) (2015) American Association of Orthopedic Handbook Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) the McKenzie Institute,  and the Orthopedic Institute of the APTA.

Damian Keter PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, Cert. DN (Mentor/Faculty), acquired his Doctorate of Actual physical Remedy from Chatham University in 2013 and is at this time a Philosophy Doctorate (PhD) applicant by Youngstown Condition University. He accomplished Board Certification as an Orthopedic Scientific Expert in 2017. He done a Certificate plan in Persistent Soreness Rehabilitation as a result of the Retrain Pain Group in 2018. Dr. Keter is a medical college member for the Cleveland VA Orthopedic Residency application instructing coursework in Agony Science, Shoulder dysfunction, Cervical, and Thoracic spine. Dr. Keter has taken coursework in the Maitland, Mckenzie, and Mulligan methods of Bodily Treatment and is licensed in Dry Needling. He has visitor lectured and taught continuing schooling programs connected to pain science and handbook remedy. Dr. Keter has posted peer reviewed literature on the topic of orthopedic handbook treatment. He is now serving an appointment to the Specialization Academy of Articles Authorities for the APTA.

Amber Simecek, PT, DPT OCS, CMTPT (Mentor/School), earned her Doctorate in Bodily Remedy from Gannon College in 2006 and right away commenced work as an officer in the Army, serving as a Bodily Therapist in the Health care Specialty corps states aspect and overseas.  After finishing her tour of duty in the armed forces, she started working as a personnel CLC/Qualified Nursing Actual physical Therapist at the Cleveland VA Clinical Heart in 2010. Dr Simecek accomplished her Orthopedic Specialization from the American Board of Physical Treatment Specialties in 2015. She assisted in the growth of the Orthopaedic and Geriatric Residency applications at the Cleveland VA. Dr. Simecek then transitioned into a function as a mentor and college member and moved to the medical outpatient environment to treatment for veteran individuals. She continues to provide as mentor and college member within just the Orthopaedic Residency plan training modules on the imaging, ankle/foot and wrist/ hand. Dr. Simecek not long ago completed her Certification as a Myofascial Bring about Level Therapist with the concentrate on Purposeful Dry Needling.  She is presently enrolled in added coursework towards Certification in Hand Remedy, as is performing toward further more handbook remedy certifications which include fellowship schooling. 

Kaimee Devore, PT, DPT, GCS (Faculty) been given her Doctorate of Physical Treatment degree from Walsh University in 2015. Next graduation, she concluded Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Health-related Heart Geriatric Residency in 2015.  She then transitioned to a complete-time staff members bodily therapist at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Clinical Middle.  Dr. Devore realized her Geriatric Specialization from the American Board of Actual physical Treatment Specialties in 2017.  In addition to medical obligations Dr. Devore serves as faculty member for both of those the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Geriatric and Orthopedic Residencies. 

Thomas Eaton, PT, DPT, SCCE, (College) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bodily Therapy from Youngstown State College in 1999.  He has been utilized with the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Health-related Heart given that July of 2000.  Dr. Eaton has previous clinical working experience with Inpatient Actual physical Remedy care providing protection in a wide variety of specialties such as Intensive Treatment, Vascular, Bariatric, Orthopedic and Standard Operation, as well as the Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation services. In 2011, he became a comprehensive-time member of the Outpatient Actual physical Remedy team where he carries on to serve Veterans to this date.  Dr. Eaton serves as a medical faculty member of our Orthopedic Bodily Remedy Residency Software specializing in Evidence Based mostly Follow and assessment of the Elbow. Because 2004 he has acted as Web-site Coordinator of Clinical Instruction. The Cleveland VA currently manages Affiliation Agreements with eighteen PT and 20 OT Educational Institutions and delivers remarkable scientific ordeals to various Physical Remedy and Bodily Therapy Assistant college students.  In 2019, Dr. Eaton completed the transitional Doctorate in Actual physical Treatment from the University of Montana.  He is certified in Functional Dry Needling and his scientific passions include things like Mechanical Analysis and Therapy (MDT) of both equally the lumbar and cervical backbone.

Jessica Jozwiak, PT, DPT, OCS (Faculty) acquired her Doctorate of Actual physical Therapy degree from Cleveland Condition University in 2013. She completed an Orthopaedic Residency at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Healthcare Middle in 2015 and transitioned to a entire-time staff actual physical therapist. Dr. Jozwiak has become a Board Accredited Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Qualified in useful dry needling and taken many handbook treatment particular courses. She is presently enrolled in Bellin College’s Guide Therapy Fellowship plan.

Adam Wendt, MPT, GCS, CEEAA (Faculty) graduated with his Physical Therapist Assistant diploma in 2001 from Lorain County Neighborhood College or university and then went on to generate his master’s diploma in Actual physical Therapy from Cleveland Point out University in 2005. He commenced functioning at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Heart in 2006 and now serves as the application coordinator and primary scientific mentor for the Geriatric Physical Remedy Residency system. Mr. Wendt teaches the vestibular module for both the geriatric and Orthopedic Residency courses as nicely as the cardio/pulmonary and frailty/physical exercise prescription modules for the geriatric residency method. Adam also has a clinical interest in the management of vestibular dysfunction and is Herdman accredited in vestibular rehabilitation and intervention. He is the primary therapist dependable for the outpatient vestibular clinic which he performed an integral role in developing. He is a member of the crew that offers medical management to the OEF/OIF/OND and poly-trauma clinic. Mr. Wendt was also just lately picked to take part in the 2019 Geriatric Students software at the VA. This application is made to increase medical care of medically sophisticated geriatric clients. Adam has participated in many speaking engagements by local and countrywide VA clinics as properly as Lorain County Neighborhood College to clinicians and learners. Adam is actively engaged as a marketing consultant in the community at the collegiate amount working with Walsh College, Cleveland Condition University, and Lorain County Neighborhood School.