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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 26, 2017

Dr. John Patrick Dorangricchia is a staff Physical Therapist at Rusk Rehabilitation. At NYU Langone Medical Center, he has practiced in the Tisch Hospital Acute Bedside Rehabilitation, Outpatient Adult Neurological and Outpatient Vestibular Rehabilitation, and currently works in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. His main passion is vestibular therapy and prosthetic gait training. Currently, he is working on a national conference poster presentation BPPV Horizontal Canal Treatment, and sitting for a post-doctoral neurological certified specialist exam in 2018. His bachelor’s degree in Medical Informatics is from Stony Brook University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is from Long Island University.

Apr 19, 2017

This interview features both Dr. Mathilde Battsek and Dr. Clodagh Dack.

Dr. Mathilde Battsek works as a physical therapist at Tisch Hospital at NYU Langone Medical Center. She works in the inpatient rehabilitation department as a permanent staff member. Her experience includes serving in acute care on the cardiopulmonary floor, pediatrics floor, the neurology floor, general medicine floor, the ICU and the outpatient neurology department at the ambulatory care center. She has presented at two national physical therapy conferences to discuss NYU patient case studies. She is involved in the Brain Injury strategic plan and is working on a wellness program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She received her Doctorate of physical therapy from Boston University.

Dr. Clodagh Dack is a Senior Physical Therapist currently working at Rusk. She began working at NYU Medical Center after emigrating from Dublin, Ireland in 2012. She started working in the outpatient Neurology department and has since moved through rotations in acute care, ICU care, and acute rehabilitation. In the acute care setting, she gained experience working specifically in cardiac, neurology, and general medicine units. Since coming to the U.S., she has been involved in treating adults with cystic fibrosis in the acute care and rehabilitation settings, plus the work she does with children. She has presented at poster sessions in 2014 and 2015 at the American Physical Therapy Association National Conference. Her doctorate in physical therapy is from Utica College.

This interview is a 2-part series. In Part 2, topics include dealing with changes in posture and skeletal structural alignment, patient resilience/willingness to participate actively in rehabilitation, and examples of necessary research, such as improving out-of-bed time for patients.

Apr 12, 2017

This interview features both Dr. Mathilde Battsek and Dr. Clodagh Dack.

Dr. Mathilde Battsek works as a physical therapist at Tisch Hospital at NYU Langone Medical Center. She works in the inpatient rehabilitation department as a permanent staff member. Her experience includes serving in acute care on the cardiopulmonary floor, pediatrics floor, the neurology floor, general medicine floor, the ICU and the outpatient neurology department at the ambulatory care center. She has presented at two national physical therapy conferences to discuss NYU patient case studies. She is involved in the Brain Injury strategic plan and is working on a wellness program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She received her Doctorate of physical therapy from Boston University.

Dr. Clodagh Dack is a Senior Physical Therapist currently working at Rusk. She began working at NYU Medical Center after emigrating from Dublin, Ireland in 2012. She started working in the outpatient Neurology department and has since moved through rotations in acute care, ICU care, and acute rehabilitation. In the acute care setting, she gained experience working specifically in cardiac, neurology, and general medicine units. Since coming to the U.S., she has been involved in treating adults with cystic fibrosis in the acute care and rehabilitation settings, plus the work she does with children. She has presented at poster sessions in 2014 and 2015 at the American Physical Therapy Association National Conference. Her doctorate in physical therapy is from Utica College.

This interview is a 2-part series. In Part 1, the pair discussed the role of physical therapists in treating cystic fibrosis patients, the use of clinical assessment tools to improve patients' physical activity, and activities to enhance bone health.

Apr 5, 2017

This interview is with two individuals: Dr. Harry Pino is Senior Exercise Physiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center Musculoskeletal Care and Sports Performance Center and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Gauri Dhamnaskar is Senior Physical Therapist at the Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

Dr. Pino is a board certified exercise physiologist and a certified U.S. Track and Field Level 1 Coach. He has over 25 years of experience in performance testing and designing training programs for cyclists, runners, and triathletes. He has worked with Olympic athletes from Puerto Rico, the USA, and England and is well known for leadership in the field of Sports Science and for performance testing of teams, including the New York Jets, the NY Knickerbockers, the NY Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He has lectured and published peer-reviewed articles, is on several national boards, and is past-president of the Massachusetts Association of Clinical Exercise Physiologists. He was inducted in the Sports Hall of Fame in Puerto Rico in December 2016.

Gauri Dhamnaskar has been a practicing Physical Therapist for eight years. She works with other colleagues at the 'Running Lab at NYULMC' where they analyze the biomechanics, strength and flexibility of runner clients and prepare comprehensive reports. She has worked with cricket and badminton players in India and since then in the United States where she specializes in athletes in sports, such as running, swimming, basketball. and soccer. Her master’s degree in musculoskeletal physical therapy is from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She has made presentations on common injuries in running and how to prevent them.

In this interview, the pair discuss the benefits and risks of strenuous exercise, the use of biomarkers to identify stresses and strains, and how to prevent and treat various kinds of injuries associated with lengthy periods of strenuous exercise, such as running in marathons. They also discuss current research activities.

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