Christina Cooper, PT, NCS, CEEAA
She has been a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist since 2009. She has been a Herdman Vestibular Certified therapist since 2006. Christina has worked at the NeuroRehab and Balance Center since its inception in 2010, specializing in neurological and vestibular patient treatment. Christina is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Dayton DPT program since 2007 where she assists with vestibular lectures and neuro PBL classes. Christina has also taught courses in vestibular treatment and functional outcome measures to the therapist community. Christina is also well versed in treating the geriatric population, receiving her CEEAA - Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults - in 2013.
Cecilia Emery, OTR/L, DRS
She has had a career in Occupational Therapy for over 30 years. She has over seven years of experience as a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (including starting a driver rehabilitation program). Cecilia has worked with neuro clients through all ages of the lifespan to improve the quality of their lives so they can safely retain and improve independent living skills. At the NeuroRehab and Balance Center, Cecilia is one of 4 state certified driving instructors and is one of the OT Clinical Specialists.
Shelly Janning, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT, CAPS
She received a BS in Occupational Therapy in 1993 and her MS in Allied Health in 2002, both from The Ohio State University. Shelly specializes in working with people diagnosed with neurological injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and spinal cord as well as neurological diseases such as MS, ALS, and Parkinson's. Shelly joined the Kettering Health Network in 2004 and has been practicing as an OT Clinical Specialist at the NeuroRehab and Balance Center since 2010. Shelly specializes in evaluating and treating visual deficits resulting from brain injury. She recently worked on developing a vision device for the NeuroRehab and Balance Center in collaboration with the University of Dayton and the Innovation Center of the Kettering Health Network. She is also certified in NDT and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).
Sheila D. Roush PT, NCS
She earned her BS in Physical Therapy from Ohio University in 1991. She is a member of the APTA neurology section with 23 years of experience working in various settings. Currently, she works as a Clinical Specialist at the NeuroRehab and Balance Center. She received her Board Certification as a Neurological Clinical Specialist in 2013. In addition, she is NDT trained and KTP1. She has guest lectured at both PT programs at Andrews University, Dayton campus and at the University of Dayton DPT program. She has presented at state conferences for AAOP and AATA. Sheila has been performing wheelchair evaluations for 18 years and has seen a wide variety of diagnosis and seating needs. Sheila coached the wheelchair quad rugby team at WSU and has performed evaluations of various sports wheelchairs.
Dr. Sharon Merryman, DO
She is employed as a staff neurologist and provides neurological care for inpatients at seven local hospitals through the Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders. She is part of the clinical teaching staff at Grandview Hospital and helps train internal medicine, family practice and neurology residents. A Physical Therapist by background, Dr. Merryman earned her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH. She serves on the Ethics committee for Grandview and Southview Hospitals. Her specialization is in the area of treating Dementia and Memory Disorders.
Dr. James Beegan, MD
He is the Medical Director for the NeuroRehab and Balance Center. He is a physiatrist and specializes in the treatment of Spasticity. He received his Doctor of Medicine from The Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
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Kettering Medical Center designates this educational activities for four (4) hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.