NEUROLOGIC PHYSICAL THERAPY RESIDENTS 2017-2018

Harris Health System NEUROLOGIC PHYSICAL THERAPY RESIDENTS

MARTIN CASTANEDA, PT, DPT

Neurologic Physical Therapy Resident

Hometown:Lake Jackson, TX

About: Martin (pronounced MAR-TEEN) was first exposed to neurologic rehabilitation as a volunteer during his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston. As a volunteer, and later a research assistant, he helped to examine the effects of tactile cueing on gait parameters in patients with Parkinson’s disease. In the spring of 2013 Martin graduated from UH with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He later attended Texas Woman’s University for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. His decision to attend the Harris Health Residency program is driven by his commitment to lifelong learning and giving back to the underserved community. After completing residency, Martin plans to become NCS certified and assume a role in academia. When not in the clinic, you can find Martin running or biking around town, trying new cuisines, volunteering at a Buddhist temple, or listening to podcasts at any of the major parks in Houston.

JAMIE DOLLEY, PT, DPT

Hometown: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

About: Jamie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and moved to the United States for her post-secondary education. At the age of 9, after her grandfather was recovering from a stroke, Jamie realized her dream of one day becoming a Physical Therapist. Jamie moved to Florida where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. Jamie then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of South Florida in Tampa. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies Jamie’s passion remained within the neurologic realm. While in PT school Jamie obtained the MS STEP UP scholarship through the National MS Society, which allowed for further education and exposure in the MS community. During her graduate studies she discovered an interest in both research and education. Jamie completed research analyzing gait symmetry, which was presented at USF Health Research Day winning awards in Interprofessional Research and Outstanding MCOM Doctorate Student Poster Presentation Clinical Science Research; she will also be presenting this research at the 2018 CSM in New Orleans. As a third year DPT student Jamie completed near peer mentoring and was a doctoring preceptor for the first year DPT and medical students completing lesson plans in cadaver lab, palpation demonstrations, interviewing skills, basic examination skills, and interprofessional skills.

Jamie knew throughout PT schooling that she wanted to complete a neurologic residency. When she completed her interview with Harris Health she knew it would be the perfect fit with the balance of teaching opportunities, research, and clinic experience throughout the spectrum of care. After she has finished her residency program, Jamie plans on becoming NCS certified. She would like to remain in the educational and clinical environment while also completing research.

NEUROLOGIC RESIDENCY GRADUATES

2011-2012

  • Winnie Powell, PT, DPT, NCS
    Texas Woman’s University
  • April Wesley, PT, DPT, NCS
    University of Texas Medical Branch

2012-2013

  • Karen Hasson, PT, DPT, NCS
    Angelo State University
  • Vanessa (Potts) Thomas, PT, DPT, NCS
    Sacred Heart University

2013-2014

  • Alexis English, PT, DPT, NCS
    Sacred Heart University
  • Zahra Kadivar, PT, PhD, NCS
    Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

2014-2015

  • Jill Jackson, PT, DPT, NCS
    Idaho State University
  • Megan Krueger, PT, DPT, NCS
    Texas Woman’s University

2015-2016

  • Alicia Danto, PT, DPT, NCS
    University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Kelsey DeLave, PT, DPT, NCS
    University of Pittsburgh

2016-2017

  • Rashi Agrawal, PT, DPT
    University of Southern California
  • Daniel Schaeffer, PT, DPT
    Emory University