The bestPT Physical Therapy Software Advisory Board members help you build your dream practice in the most effective and efficient way by sharing and allowing all of us to leverage decades of unparalleled Physical Therapy expertise, successful practice management and a deep understanding of modern systems.
As more Physical Therapists use our software, everyone in our network benefits from the shared experience. Because of this network effect all of our Physical Therapy Practice Owners have an incentive to recruit others into our network.
Chief Executive Officer, O&W Enterprises, Inc.
John Williams received his professional degree in 1996 from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia. John has a vast clinical and management background in the therapy profession. His clinical background consists of Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Outpatient, Home Health and the severe adult neurologically impaired. John has held management roles in clinical staff management, regional management, and corporate compliance. In addition, John has co-owned and operated two therapy contract companies and five private outpatient clinics in the last 10 years of his professional career and serves as Chief Executive Officer for O&W Enterprises. John is married and has four children of the â€œfour-legged canine varietyâ€ and lives in Virginia where he is very involved in his local community and church.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, EQUILIBRIUM Balance Performance Center, Physical Therapy, PC
Amy is the founder and President of EQUILIBRIUM Balance Performance Center, Physical Therapy. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Injury Management, a Masters degree in Physical Therapy, 4 years experience in out-patient Orthopedic pre/post surgical rehabilitation, 8 years of acute in-patient and post-acute out-patient neurological rehabilitation, including 2 years experience in a dedicated brain injury unit, and 2 years of pulmonary rehabilitation and program development. Amy’s areas of highlighted interests are: Post Concussive Syndrome (following mild traumatic brain injuries), BPPV (positional vertigo) and other causes of vertigo, dizziness and imbalance associated with peripheral and/or central vestibular hypofunction/dysfunction, pre-season and post concussive assessment for return to sport screening assessment for athletes, as well as fall prevention for seniors.
Amy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA), Private Practice APTA section, Neurological Rehabiliation APTA Section, Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG) of the APTA, and VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association). She is serves as a Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG Abstract of the Week committee member.
Physical Therapy, Fitness, and Network Marketing
Steve received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He obtained his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. On January 27th 2006, he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
Steve has practiced in out-patient orthopedic based physical therapy settings since December, 1998. During that time he has helped patients of all ages recover from a variety of injuries and conditions quickly while helping them to maximize their functional performance utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques and exercise protocols.
Steve has worked with Back to Golf and Body Balance for Golf Performance to develop conditioning programs for golfers. Steve has developed the All-Access Golf Fitness and Body Ready, Golf Ready programs which help our golf clients improve their performance on the golf course by addressing physical restrictions or limitations that affect their swing.
Steve plays a key role in initiating contacts with physician offices, corporate entities, senior housing facilities, and golf clients to establish and secure patient and client referrals for All Access Physical Therapy. Additionally, Steve provides direction and organization for the administrative and clinic staff in respect to business operations. Most importantly though, Steve strives to provide quality patient care and customer service to all of our patients.
Regulatory Compliance, Business Process Improvement, Medical Billing, Genco Healthcare Management
David is a healthcare entrepreneur who has held senior executive positions in both publicly traded and privately owned healthcare services companies for more than 25 years
These firms provide physical and occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, durable medical equipment, and other physician referral based services. His hands-on management style has given him a nuts and bolts understanding of what it takes to consistently produce profits in this heavily regulated industry. He also served as president of a state professional trade association for eight years which allowed him the opportunity to participate in the regulatory and rule-making process on the state and federal level.
Throughout his career David has maintained a clear focus on the critical importance of regulatory compliance. This led to the formation of Genco Healthcare Management. Genco works with therapy practices, physicians, medical groups and other clinicians to help them build and maintain a culture of compliance in all aspects of their practices. Genco also works with healthcare attorneys to assist them in developing strategies and crafting appropriate responses when their clients have been subject to prepayment reviews, audits, etc. David stated recently that standing by our clients and their attorneys as they go through audits gives us unique and immediate exposure to what the auditors are actually looking for. This allows us to give the most up to date advice to our compliance clients.
David received his degree from The University of Pennsylvania. He is married with two grown children. He lives in the New York City area, is very involved in community activities and serves on the board of a number of non profit organizations.
Physical Therapist, Director of Operations
Kevin is a licensed Physical Therapist and a graduate of the physical therapy program at Northeastern University in Boston in 1991. Kevin has had a varied work experience and he has spent the last 20 years working primarily in the sports medicine field at the management level. Kevin has worked with many types of athletes, from children to professionals. Kevin was a former spring training consultant to the Boston Red Sox from 1994-2000 assisting with pre season physicals and exercise training routines. His current role not only includes clinical treatment but also staff over site, budgeting/financial planning and overall operations management.
Kevin is very active in the community. He has been very active with Shrewsbury Little League through the years as a manager at many different levels. He was formerly on the board of directors of Shrewsbury Youth Hockey and was a coach. He also supports local charities by volunteering at their events as well.
Kevin is also active in his professional organization at the state and national levels. He is the president of the private practice special interest group of the APTA of Massachusetts and also is the co-chair of the payment and policy committee. Kevin has presented on many physical therapy topics both at the state and national levels. Kevin performs documentation peer and chart reviews for a wide variety of insurance companies. He has also performed independent physical therapy evaluations in the past.
Director of Technology and Process Development, O&W Enterprises, Inc.
Chris Shay serves as the Director of Technology and Process Development at O&W Enterprises, Inc. He is responsible for managing the IT department and the day to day operation and network performance of technology resources corporate wide. He is also responsible for the development of new corporate wide process and procedure and leads the design and implementation of process improvement.
O&W Enterprises is a full service contract therapy provider with Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists that deliver high quality rehabilitation services in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health Agencies, School Systems and In-Home Early Intervention Pediatric Services in partnership with the State of Virginia. Additionally, O&W owns and operates two state of the art outpatient clinics with specialty practice areas in Neurological Rehab, Intramuscular Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, General Orthopedics, Hand Therapy and Chronic Pain.
Owner and Clinical Director, Kid’s Creek Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy for Children
Melanie has been working for the past 20 years with children to improve difficulties related to phonological development, oral-sensory motor skills, early language development, feeding/swallowing skills and apraxia of speech. She is a trained specialist in myofunctional (tongue thrust) therapy and is one of only two therapists in the state of Georgia who have been accepted for membership in the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She has presented research results at the American Speech Language Hearing Convention for research in phonological development.
As part of her commitment to excellence in therapy, Melanie has continued to participate in continuing education coursework such as: Sarah Rosenfeld-Johnson’s oral motor techniques and pediatric feeding/swallowing. She received P.R.O.M.P.T training in 2006, has been trained in the SOS approach to feeding, and received training for Debra Beckman Oral Motor Therapy.
Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
I went into this field to help people overcome injury and dysfunction and get back to work and play without pain. I am fascinated by the intricacies of the complex human hand and upper extremity. I enjoy anatomy, splinting and instructing patients from children to retirees on how to help themselves get better.
Most people think hand therapists only work with hands. In reality, we focus on the entire upper extremity from the shoulder down the arm to the fingertips. We increase patients ability to function independently while recovering from an injured upper extremity.
I believe in the value of patient education and constant communication with patients and referring physicians. Being a good therapist means being able to think outside the box and be creative with treatments plans, splinting and bracing, ergonomic assessment and training. My main goal is to help each patient heal and return to their usual activities, including work, sports and hobbies.The personal reward I get from helping so many people is far greater than I ever thought it would be.
Geriatric Certified Specialist, Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Yaffa has over 40 years of clinical experience. She is the founder and CEO of Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc., which provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to adults in a sub-acute setting and employs over 150 physical therapists throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Yaffa has authored two books (I Stand Up Straight, Posture & Breathing, 2010 and Stroke Restoration: Functional Movements for Patients and Caregivers, Prime Rehabilitation Services, 2009) and a pediatric physical therapy educational video.
Yaffa is Board Certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is the Geriatric Liaison for the APTA of New Jersey. She serves on the Education and Best Practice Committees of The Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ). She is a certified Neuro-Developmental Therapist (NDT) in adult Hemiplegia.