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Joanna Patzek

PERSONAL

Marital Status: Married, three children, husband Professor at UT

EDUCATION

- RPT, M.S. in Physical Therapy, 1979, Physical Education Academy, Katowice, Poland.  M.S. Thesis: "Impact of Physical Therapy on Lung Ventilation and Other Vital Functions in Children After Open-Heart Surgery".
- LPTA, 1973, Medical Vocational School, Konstancin/Warsaw, Poland.  Completed a 2-year program in physical therapy at the best school of its kind in Poland.
- Certificate of Matriculation, 1971, High School #10, Warsaw, Poland.

WORK EXPERIENCE

- 7/08 - present, RPT at the Deer Creek Nursing Home, Wimberly, TX
- 7/99 - 7/08, RPT with Contra Costa Health Services, California Children Services
- 3/99 - 7/08, RPT with Pediatric Building Blocks, subcontracting in schools.
- 12/96 - 12/98, RPT with the NovaCare: subacute rehabilitation of elderly and orthopedic patients in SNF, in assisted living, and at home. Home health.
- 09/95 - 12/96, RPT with the Vencor: Piedmont Gardens Retirement Center, Oakland, CA.  Rehabilitation team-leader for outside contract, coordinator of rehab services, head PT.
- 11/90 - 12/95, LPTA/RPT with Vencor in Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: subacute rehabilitation of patients with ortho, neuro and cardiovascular problems.
- 11/92 - 1/93, internship in acute care PT, Chinese Hospital, SF: rehabilitation of patients in acute care and ICU.
- 11/92 - Passed RPT License Test.
- 10/89 - 10/90, LPTA with the Center for Neuro Skills, Bakersfield: rehabilitation clinic for adults, teenagers and children with head injuries with a strong community intervention program.
- 1983 - 09/89, SW Memorial Hospital, Houston. Licensed PT with temporary license and later Senior Aide II in the Rehabilitation Unit, Acute PT, outpatient orthopedic, back and neck injury adults; cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome children.
- 1981 - 1983, PT with Rehabilitation Specialists, Minneapolis.  Rehabilitation of elderly in nursing homes.
- 1979 - 1981, Licensed PT with the 4th Neurological Hospital, Gliwice, Poland.  Rehabilitation after strokes, heart attacks and brain surgery. Rehabilitation of children with CP, spina bifida, and cancer
- 1973-1979, PTA and later PT with the Second Children's Hospital in Warsaw, Poland.  Member of a heart surgery team lead by Professor I. Smolska. Rehabilitation of children after open-heart surgery, lung removal, amputations and severe burns.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND MEMBERSHIP

Bobath Symposium in S.F.
Total joint rehabilitation
Myofascial release
Seating system
Managing neck and back pain.
Activities and exercise tolerance in patients with medical diagnosis
Member of Association of Pediatric Therapists

OTHER SKILLS

Native speaker of Polish, complete understanding, reading and speaking some Russian

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Volunterr at the Polish Society in Austin
Volunteer at the Montera Middle School and Bishop O'Dowd High School
Volunteer at the Polish School in Moraga
Volunteer for the California Children Services in Oakland