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Rehabilitation expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, speech and language therapy, and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Some of the most common specialties among these experts include orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. They have provided opinions on the effects of traumatic injuries, workplace accidents, medical malpractice related to rehab treatment, disability assessment, and long-term care planning.

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Kirsten Thomas, CLCP, MS, OTRView profile

ID: 528970

Ms. Kirsten Thomas, CLCP, MS, OTR

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Colorado

Ms. Kirsten Thomas has 20 years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy and Life Care Planning. She earned her BA in Psychology from Washburn University and her MS in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. She then went on to receive her Certificate in Life Care Planning from Capital University Law School. Today, this expert is certified as an Occupational Therapist by...

Occupational Therapy Expert Witness | New YorkView profile

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Occupational Therapy Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This highly qualified occupational therapist has been in practice for 15+ years. He earned his MS in Occupational Therapy at Touro College and is a certified hand therapist and licensed occupational therapist. This expert is highly active in his field. He is a member of several professional organizations and contributes to peer reviewed and industry journals. Presently, this expert is a professor...

Gretchen Nannette Miller, OTRView profile

ID: 2631261

Ms. Gretchen Nannette Miller, OTR

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Tennessee

Ms. Gretchen N. Miller has 19 years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy. She earned her BS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and her MBA from Morehead State University. Today, she is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the States of Colorado and Tennessee. Formerly, this expert served as the Director of the Transitional Care Unit and...

Occupational Therapy Expert Witness | OhioView profile

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Occupational Therapy Expert Witness | Ohio

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Ohio

This board certified expert has extensive experience working in Orthopedics and Gerontology. She has worked on quality assurance for a (Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) program, completing Level II incident reports and root cause analyses for adverse outcomes cases to determine the cause of injury and to prevent other incidents from occurring. Her clinical time is divided...

Jerome Charles Stenehjem Jr, MDView profile

ID: 18377

Dr. Jerome Charles Stenehjem Jr, MD

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California

Dr. Jerome C. Stenehjem Jr has 37 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and he earned his MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. Today, this expert is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Formerly, the...

Hippotherapy Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile

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Hippotherapy Expert Witness | New Jersey

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New Jersey

This New Jersey licensed occupational therapist received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University and a Bachelor's of Science in Equine Studies from Averett University. She is a board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS) and teaches other therapists about the field via fieldwork student supervision, national conference presentations and her extensive...

Bradley Abbott Helms, MDView profile

ID: 29781

Dr. Bradley Abbott Helms, MD

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Minnesota

Dr. Bradley A. Helms has over 20 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He earned his BS from Texas A&M University and his MD from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Today, this expert is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Formerly,...

Occupational Therapy Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Occupational Therapy Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert is responsible for the creation of the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Program at St Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the first Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist in the city. He has clinical experience in acute care, intensive care, transitional care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living, and home health occupational therapy. He previously served on...

Rebekah Leigh Martin, MDView profile

ID: 31927

Dr. Rebekah Leigh Martin, MD

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Colorado

Dr. Rebekah L. Martin has 12 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her BS in Animal Biology from Tarleton State University and her MD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center- School of Medicine. After completing her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center, she went on to complete a fellowship in...

Physical Therapy Expert Witness | MassachusettsView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness | Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

This highly-qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in physical therapy. He received his BS in marketing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh before earning his MPT from Nova Southeastern University and his MS in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. He is a licensed physical therapist and holds several certifications, including...

Diana M Bubanja, CFCE, CLCP, DPTView profile

ID: 53629

Dr. Diana M Bubanja, CFCE, CLCP, DPT

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California

Dr. Diana M. Bubanja has 36 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy and Life Care Planning. After earning her BS in Kinesiology from California State University, East Bay and her BS in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, she went on to earn her DPT from Boston University. Today, this expert is a Certified Life Care Planner through the Board of the...

Physical Therapy Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert has over 18 years of experience as a physical therapist. He received two B.S. degrees from Langston University in Biology and Physical Therapy, respectively. He also received a M.S. in Orthopedics from Texas Woman's University and a D.P.T. in Physical Therapy from Simmons College. He previously served as the Lead Physical Therapist at Michael E. Debakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center....

Thomas Lyle Hedge Jr, MDView profile

ID: 57920

Dr. Thomas Lyle Hedge Jr, MD

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California

Dr. Thomas L. Hedge Jr. has 41 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He earned his BA in Biology from the University of California Riverside and his MD from Keck School of Medicine of USC. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at LAC+USC Medical Center. Today, this expert is board certified in...

Physical Therapy Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness | California

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California

This qualified expert of Physical Therapy obtained his BS in Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton and his DPT in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics and in Physical Therapy and is also Certified as a Clinical Instructor, Worker's Compensation Care Provider, and in Manuel Therapy. He is a member of multiple...

Rohaan Firdosh Mehta, MDView profile

ID: 105310

Dr. Rohaan Firdosh Mehta, MD

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Minnesota

Dr. Rohaan F. Mehta has 16 years of experience in the field of Pain Medicine and he earned his MBBS from Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Easton Hospital before going on to complete both a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital. Today, this expert is board certified...

Physical Therapy Expert Witness | New YorkView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This highly qualified expert of Physical Therapy finished Allied Health major at SUNY Stony Brook and obtained his BS in Physical Therapy and his MA in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from New York University and his DPT in Physical Therapy from Temple University. He is Board Certified as a Physical Therapist, an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and an Ergonomic Associate. He is also certified as an...

Marc Evan Duerden, FAAPMR, MDView profile

ID: 120457

Dr. Marc Evan Duerden, FAAPMR, MD

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Indiana

Dr. Marc E. Duerden has over 30 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He earned his BA in Chemistry from Purdue University and his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing his internship at the Ascension St Vincent Hospital, he went on to complete a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Indiana University School of...

Physical Therapy Expert Witness | KansasView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness | Kansas

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Kansas

This qualified expert of Physical Therapy obtained his BA, MPT, and MED in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University and his DPT from the Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professionals. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Physical Therapy at the Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine facility and is Board Certified in Physical Therapy and Certified in National Strength and...

Daniel Lee Young, DPT, PhD, PTView profile

ID: 136083

Dr. Daniel Lee Young, DPT, PhD, PT

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Nevada

Dr. Daniel L. Young has 21 years of experience in Physical Therapy. He earned his BS in Biology from Southern Utah University, his DPT from Creighton University, and his Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He completed a research fellowship in Health Services at the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR). Formerly, this expert held...

Physical Therapy Expert Witness | IdahoView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness | Idaho

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Idaho

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This qualified expert of Physical Therapy obtained his BS in Biology and his MA in Kinesology from California State University, Chico and his DPT in Physical Therapy and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Utah. He is Board Certified in Physical Therapy and is Certified in Basic Life Support. He is a member of multiple Physical Therapy Medical Associations and has 25+...

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Rehabilitation Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a rehabilitation expert witness in legal proceedings?

A rehabilitation expert witness provides specialized knowledge on patient care, treatment plans, and recovery processes. They can offer insight into standards of care, causation, and damages in cases involving injury or disability.

In what types of cases might I need a rehabilitation expert witness?

Rehabilitation expert witnesses are often needed in personal injury, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, and disability claims. Their expertise can help determine the extent of injuries and appropriate treatments.

What subspecialties exist within the field of rehabilitation that an expert witness might specialize in?

Subspecialties include physical medicine, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, neuropsychology, and vocational rehabilitation. The choice depends on the specifics of your case.

How can a rehabilitation expert witness assist in a case involving traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

An expert in TBI rehabilitation can assess the victim's condition, recommend suitable therapies, estimate future care costs, and testify on the impact of the injury on quality of life.

Why is it important to have a rehabilitation expert witness who is up-to-date with current practices and standards?

Rehabilitation practices evolve over time. An expert witness who is current ensures accurate information is provided based on the latest research and accepted standards of care.

How does Expert Institute select its Rehabilitation expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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