Aditi Chandra, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

PHILOSOPHY

A patient’s physical symptoms may have an impact on his/her emotional well being. In order to provide a complete healing experience, it is important to treat both the physical issues and the mental challenges they may present in the healing process.  Also, treating one part of the body needs to be in context of the whole.  Hence while addressing current symptoms and diagnoses (e.g. knee pain) is the first priority, strengthening other parts of the body (e.g. core strengthening, stability exercises) is also critical to avoid recurrence of such issues.

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Doctorate in Physical Therapy - MGH Institute of Health Professions  Jun 2001 - Aug 2003

  • Courses included Anatomy, Upper and Lower Extremity Orthopedics, Spine, Neurological Rehab, Research Statistics, Cardiopulmonary Rehab etc.

  • Invited by faculty as a guest speaker at the Schwartz Rounds (seminar to strengthen the relationship between patients and caregivers beyond medicine) to present a personal case study on patient confidentiality and respect.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

  • Foundations of Aquatic Physical Therapy - By Lynne King, PT, ATRIC, July 2012

  • Getting your rear in gear - Aquatic PT section (APTA), May 2013

  • Treatment and Evaluation of the Knee and Shoulder Complex - By Kevin Wilks, 2006

  • Maitland Physiotherapy (MT1) - Essential Peripheral Seminar, 2005

Bacchelor of Science  - York University, North York, Ontario  Sep 1995 – May 2000

  • Major: Biology/Kinesiology
  • Active participant in laboratory work.
  • Top 10 percentile of students in the Kinesiology Department

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Practicing Physical Therapist, Longfellow Health Center (Part-Time)  Mar 07 – Present

  • Independent Physcial Therapist supervising a PTA and managing outpatient caseload at the Health Center
  • Responsible for physical therapy evaluations, developing plan of care, rendering treatment and appropriate discharges for patients with varying diagnoses, including Lower Back Pain, shoulder/hip/knee injuries, post surgical therapy, sports-related rehab, adolescent and geriatric care (balance coordination, core strengthening) Motor Vehicle Accidents, workplace injuries etc.

Metro West Medical Center, Framingham, MA  May 2005 – Feb 07

  • Managing both in-patient and outpatient caseload.
  • Responsible for physical therapy evaluations, outlining patient plan of care, rendering treatment and appropriate discharges for patients with varying diagnoses, including frozen shoulders, shoulder/hip/knee surgeries, MVA, low back pain, CVA etc.
  • Selected as the Education coordinator for Metrowest Medical Center covering three campuses in the Framingham/Natick area. Responsible for coordinating monthly continuing-education seminars at the facility for in-house and community participants. Courses set up include Pilates and Yoga in therapeutic regimen, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, speech pathology and pediatric courses. Actively participated in these programs including courses in Shoulder/Knee evaluation and treatment, Maitland Physiotherapy courses etc. 
  • Recognized several times by management for organization skills, attention to detail, rigor, interpersonal skills, professionalism, and bedside manner.

Home Physical Therapy, Mumbai, India  Sep 2004 – Jan 2005

  • Participated in home physical therapy management of patients post CVA, arthroscopic knee surgeries and musculoskeletal impairments.
  • Responsible for re-evaluations, refining patient exercise regimen and assisting with durable medical equipment.

FULL-TIME CLINICAL INTERNSHIP

  • New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA  Sep 2003 – May 2004
  • Responsible for physical therapy evaluations, treatment and discharge plans for post-orthopedic surgery patients. Average daily caseload included 6-8 patients with impairments relating to total hip and total knee replacements, spine surgeries and shoulder repair procedures.
  • Gained experience in ICU and acute care inpatient settings, as well as rehabilitation hospital environments.
  • Presented research in-service to the hospital Rehab team on complications relating to blood groups and transfusions pertinent to my patient population.
  • Received several accolades for my efficiency, effectiveness and patient interaction from my supervisor and patients.

FULL-TIME CLINICAL EXPERIENCES (10 weeks, full-time)

Clinical Experience II

  • Youville Rehabilitation Hospital, Pulmonary Unit, Cambridge, MMarch 2003 – May 2003
  • Assumed increasing responsibility for physical therapy management of a caseload of inpatient adults with varied diagnoses relating to pulmonary neurological impairments.

Clinical Experience I

  • Physical Therapy Associates, Kessler Rehabilitation Center, Fitchburg, MA  Jun 2002 – Aug 2002(Only facility in the area, primarily catering to industrial work-place injury patients)
  • Caseload in this outpatient setting included patients with varied orthopedic diagnoses including LBP, Frozen Shoulder, Foot and Ankle impairments etc.

PART-TIME CLINICAL EXPERIENCES (12 weeks, ½ day per week)

Field Experience III

  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA  Sep 2002 – Dec 2002
  • Participated in physical therapy management of pediatric and adult patient populations with varied neurological and orthopedic diagnosis including TBI, CVA, and injuries resulting from MVA, SCI etc.

Field Experience II

  • Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA  Jan 2002 – Mar 2002
  • Exposed to both an acute care inpatient setting and an out patient setting with patients having various post-surgical orthopedic and cardiopulmonary impairments.

Field Experience I

  • St. Patrick’s Manor Nursing Home, Framingham, MA  Sep 2001 – Dec 2001
  • Exposed to a nursing home setting catering to the elderly with varied neurological and orthopedic impairments.