Copy of November 9, 2021 (Tuesday) – CE lecture with Dr. Chelsea Smith, PT, IDNT “Dental Career Longevity”
The Cost to Your Practice
Productivity loss, early retirement
Specific Intention Matters
Why dentists need specialized care
Respect the Work Your Body is Doing
Ergo is a Non Negotiable
Common Conditions: Anatomy Overview
Self Assessment + Self Treatment
“Do at your chair” neck and low back quick self treatments
Dr. Chelsea Smith, PT, IDNT
Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Tennessee State University. She is certified in Foundational & Advanced Neurological Integrative Dry Needling (IDNT), LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease, and has completed the Manual Therapy Certification coursework. This coursework includes mastering skills including but not limited to joint mobilization, joint manipulation, full body neuromuscular assessment and treatment. Dr. Smith believes that at the heart of every good physical therapy session is conversation. We live in a fast paced world where medical appointments are often rushed. During the evaluation process she takes time to listen to each patient’s story and puts significant time into finding the true root of the issue at hand. She loves educating people on how to understand and manage their own body, putting a large emphasis on empowering patients to take control of their health. As a lifelong swimmer and current triathlete, Dr. Smith specifically niches into the world of swimming. She has treated numerous competitive swimmers in the Chattanooga area as well as virtually consulting with patients worldwide. She runs a ~2k member Facebook group where she discusses and educates on common injuries and dysfunctions in swimmers.
Simon Ibrahim, PTA, CIMT, CEAS
Simon graduated from Chattanooga State Technical Community College in 2004 where he was class president and recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award indicating the highest level of achievement and competency during his clinical internships in his class. Practicing in the greater Chattanooga and Cleveland regions, Simon has practiced in an outpatient physical therapy setting for over 15 years. He has treated a diverse variety and moderate to the high complexity of musculoskeletal injuries both acute and chronic, pre/post-surgical , adolescent to geriatric as well as occupational health. He has treated athletes across the spectrum from youth to professional in all major sports as well as endurance athletes and implemented strength/agility/injury prevention programs for club level basketball teams in the area. Simon has been identified as a clinician of choice by his patients, colleagues, general practitioners as well as specialists in the area. Simon’s skill set sets him apart based on his thorough and comprehensive treatment application with a high level of skill in manual therapy, earning the title of CIMT (Clinical Integrated Manual Therapist), and advanced training in the area of exercise training and injury prevention (SportsMetrics certified). Further training and certifications also have been obtained in areas of ergonomic assessment as a CEAS(Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist) as well as specialized soft tissue mobilization training. As a life long learner, Simon also is an APTA clinical instructor with over 20 students who have interned under his guidance. He is a regular participant with Chattanooga State, volunteering his time in delivering advanced skills training as well as serving on their advisory panel.