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.