Section 1: Appropriate Clients for Telehealth
Who Is Appropriate?
Technology and Adaptations
Staff Writer: Wendy Phillips, PT, BSPT
Dr. O'Donnell has been practicing occupational therapy since 1998 with adults and children in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient, home care, skilled nursing facilities, telehealth, and the school system treating clients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. She is currently a hospital administrator at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and has her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Healthcare Improvement.Disclosure: Dr. Frederica O'Donnell, OTD, OTR/L, LSSBB has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Biology, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University. She has more than 25 years of experience working as a Physical Therapist in multiple care settings, including acute care, inpatient rehab, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and outpatient orthopedics. Wendy has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in McConnell taping, geriatric care, McKenzie MDT, Maitland Mobilizations for the joints and spine. She is most passionate about using her manual skills to improve mobility and reduce pain in individuals of all ages. As a Lead Physical Therapy writer for Relias, Wendy enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Wendy Phillips, PT, BSPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.