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Brad is originally from the Murrysville/Monroeville area where he attended Franklin Regional High School. He attended Duquesne University on a wrestling scholarship where he obtained two Bachelors’ Degrees in Biology and Health Sciences in 2007. He then went on to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009.

He began his post graduate continuing education with an emphasis on manual therapy techniques, kinesiotape and the functional movement screen. Brad plans to obtain his Orthopedic Certified Specialist Certification this year and is in pursuit of two post graduate manual therapy certifications. He currently has a certification in kettle bell training and is a Direct Access licensed practitioner.

Brad is currently a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Mt. Lebanon High School. He lives with his wife in the Baldwin Area and his leisure activities include spending time with family, fishing, martial arts and numerous fitness related activities.

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CURRICULUM VITAE
BRADLEY D CIPRIANI PT, DPT, HKC
Office Address: The Orthopedic Group, P.C.
1145 Bower Hill Road
Suite 305
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Office Phone: (412) 276-2040
Office FAX: (412) 276-2458

EDUCATION:
2003-2009 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Biology & Bachelor of Health Sciences, May 2007
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, August 2009

HONORS/ACTIVITIES:
• Direct Access Certified Practioner
• Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification
• Currently Assistant Wrestling Coach at Mt. Lebanon High school since 2010
• 2008-2009 Duquesne University Graduate Assistant Wrestling Coach
o Involved in designing strength and conditioning programs
• 2006-2007 lab assistant to F. Richard Clemente, PhD, PT, Associate Professor and David L. Somers, PhD, PT, Chairperson and Associate Professor Department of Physical Therapy
• Dean’s List Recognition
• Director of Athletics Honor Roll Recipient
• Athletic and Academic Scholarship Recipient
• Duquesne University Wrestling Team 4 year starter and 2nd all time for wins in a single season

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND MENTORSHIP:
2013 University of St. Augustine: Basic Cranio-Facial, September 12
• University of St. Augustine online course
• Anatomy and treatment of temporomandibular disorders
Sports Safety International Cardiacwise, August 18
• Certification for cardiac considerations and emergency protocols for coaches
Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know, August 18
• Certification for coaches in concussion management and protocol
Emerging Frontiers in Concussion: Advancement in Assessment, Management, and Rehabilitation, June 8-9
• Presented by UPMC
• Multidisciplinary approach to concussion diagnosis and treatment
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Tecnica Gavilan, May 11
• Presented by Gary L Lang, MS, ATC
• Certification for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
Contemporary Clinical Practice Series#1: Applied Medical Screening Principles: Triaging the Patient with Presumed Neuromuscular Dysfunction, March 15-17
• Presented by Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT
• Application of manual therapy techniques while considering potential medical red flags and screening techniques to rule out pathology requiring further medical work up
2012 Mulligan Concept – Upper Quadrant, Mobilizations with Movement, ‘NAGS’, ‘SNAGS’, & MORE, October13-14
• Presented by Russell Woodman, PT, MS, FSOM, MCTA
• Presentation and lab work on Mulligan mobilizations and taping techniques to promote pain free movement patterns and joint repositioning for cervical and upper extremities
Hardstyle Kettle Bell Certification, September 15
• Presented by Brett Jones
• Certification for proficiency in completing and instructing kettle bell training
Functional Movement Screen, June 16
• Presented by Jeffery Tucker, DC, DACRB
• Training in using and scoring the functional movement screen
Duquesne University Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the academic year of 2011-2012
• Clinical Instructor and mentor for in clinic supervision and education
Youngstown State University Clinical Instructor for the academic year of 2012
• Clinical Instructor and mentor for in clinic supervision and education
Mulligan Concept – Lower Quadrant, Mobilizations with Movement, ‘SNAGS’, SMWLM’, & MORE, March 17-18
• Presented by David Mikos, DC, PT, MCTA
• Presentation and lab work on Mulligan mobilizations and taping techniques to promote pain free movement patterns and joint repositioning for lumbar and the lower extremities
Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries, February 18-19
• Presented by Gregory Doerr, DC, CCSP, ART, CKTI, CKTP sponsored by course chairman Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
• Presentation and lab work on taping for techniques for the spine and all peripheral joints utilizing kinesio, leuko, and cover roll tape for 10.5 contact hours
Fellowship Lecture Series CME Program: Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity, January 19
• Pathology and surgical intervention of the foot and ankle along with rehabilitation considerations for 4 contact hours
2011 The Diagnosis & Treatment of the Upper and Lower Quadrants, October 21-22
• Presented by Brian Mulligan, FNZSP, DipMT and Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT sponsored by Robert Rossetti, President NES
• Focus on presentation of Mulligan mobilization techniques and Wilk evidence based pathology and rehab of the shoulder and hip for 14.25 contact hours
Clinical Biomechanics and Manual Therapy for all Practice Environments: Lower Extremity and Lumbar Spine, October 8-9
• Presented by Dr. Robert E DuVall, PT, ATC, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT sponsored by Sports Medicine of Atlanta APTA Credentialed Manual Therapy Fellowship Program
• Lumbar and lower extremity manual interventions and differential diagnosis for 12 contact hours
Using the APTA Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument for Students, July 15
• Presented by Marilyn D Phillips, PT, MS, CAE, Director of Professional Development sponsored by APTA
• Completion of APTA clinical performance instrument training for certification as a clinical instructor for 2 contact hours
Maitland-4: Differential Assessment & Clinical Reasoning Seminar, May 13-15
• Presented by Kenneth Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Physiotherapy Associates
• Differential diagnosis with selection of appropriate manual intervention with inclusion of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar mobilization/manipulation for 27.8 contact hours

2010 Clinical Biomechanics, September 18-19
• Presented by Dr. Robert E DuVall, PT, ATC, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT sponsored by Sports Medicine of Atlanta APTA Credentialed Manual Therapy Fellowship Program
• Upper extremity and cervical manual interventions and screening for 12 contact hours
Back to Golf Total Performance Seminar, June 12-13
• Presented by Bud Ferrante, PT, OCS, MTC sponsored by Physiotherapy Associates
• Mechanics of the golf swing and common impairments limiting performance along with treatment methods including manual and neuromuscular interventions for 15 contact hours
Maitland-3: Intermediate Spinal Seminar, May 14-16
• Presented by Stephen Houghton, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-
Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Physiotherapy Associates
• Progression of manual interventions including grade 5 thrust techniques for the spine for 26.5 contact hours
Maitland-2: Basic Spinal Seminar, April 30-May 2
• Presented by Kenneth Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Ohio Health
• Introduction of spinal mobilization and manipulation techniques for 25 contact hours
Maitland-1: Basic Peripheral Seminar, March 5-7
• Presented by Kenneth Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT sponsored by Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Physiotherapy Associates
• Peripheral joint mobilization and manipulation for 25 contact hours

EMPLOYMENT:

2012-Present Physical Therapy at the Orthopedic Group June to present
• Primary Physical Therapist treating 70-90 patients per week
2010-Present Mount Lebanon High School Assistant Wrestling Coach May to present
• Coaching involves individual and group instruction along with plyometric and conditioning activities
• Designing strength and conditioning programs along with sport specific drills
2012 Iron Horse Club Wrestling Team February 15
• Club wrestling program for youth through high school
• Directing practices including both technique and conditioning programs
2011-2012 Cedars Home Healthcare January 10 to May 15
• Home Healthcare Agency offering per diem employment for patients in the South Hills
• Completing all required documentation and managing caseload of 3-4 patients per week
2010-2012 Keystone Rehabilitation, Bethel Park February 15 to June 15
• Outpatient orthopedic clinic with recent promotion to facility director in October 2010
• Responsibilities include full patient caseload and all management related tasks involved with operating an outpatient facility
• Patient caseload includes a variety of orthopedic and chronic conditions with 50-60 patients per week
2009-2010 Capital Healthcare Solutions Inc, Tri-State Rehabilitation September 3 to February 12
• Staffing company which provides traveling physical therapists for temporary employment at numerous facilities throughout the country
• Flagship Rehabilitation, Tyrone and Hollidaysburg, PA from January 11 to February 12
o Skilled nursing facility incorporating all therapy disciplines
o Position involved floating between four buildings, supervising PTAs, completing evaluations and discharges, and adjusting the plan of care as necessary
• Genesis Rehabilitation, Orbisonia, PA from October 5 to January 8
o Skilled nursing facility incorporating all therapy disciplines
o Responsibilities include evaluations, screens, home assessments, discharge planning, recommending and ordering adaptive equipment, educating other staff, educating families and patients, restorative nursing programs, billing, daily and weekly documentation, and daily patient treatment.
o Management tasks include attending facility meetings, care plan meetings, interdisciplinary meetings, setting RUG levels, training new employees, delegating and educating to a physical therapy assistant, and therapy scheduling.
• Crichton Rehabilitation Center, Johnstown, PA from September 21 to October 2
o Inpatient rehabilitation facility incorporating all therapy disciplines.
o Responsibilities included daily treatment and documentation, evaluations, discharge planning, interdisciplinary care meetings, and family and patient education.

CLINICAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE:

2009 Oleander Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington, NC from May 11 to July 31
• Outpatient setting, offering experiences in orthopedic conditions, sports rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, pediatrics, occupational therapy, manual therapy, and aquatic therapy.
2009 Washington Hospital Children’s Therapy Center, McMurray, PA from March 9 to May 1
• Outpatient pediatric setting incorporating aquatic therapy, with patient ages ranging from 6 months to 18 years
UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA from January 12 to March 6
• Inpatient acute care setting, with patient ages ranging from 20 years to 100 years of age
2008 Human Motion Rehabilitation, Bethel Park, PA from August 4 to September 12
• Outpatient orthopedic setting, with patient ages ranging from 6 years to 90 years of age
UPMC Southside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA from April 7 to May 16
• Inpatient rehabilitation setting with patient ages 20 years to 100 years of age

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