Elise graduated from the University of Delaware in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Disabilities Studies. She continued her education at the University of Delaware where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in January 2014. While at UD, she and a few classmates were chosen to present their case study, The use of The use of EMG Biofeedback as a treatment for facial paralysis secondary to Bell’s Palsy, at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting.
Elise has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and pediatric rehabilitation. She performed clinical rotations at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Toms River and Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, where she focused on the rehabilitation of patients with stroke, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, and lower extremity amputation. Her professional areas of interest include post-operative rehab, orthopedics, amputation, and neurological rehabilitation of the pediatric and geriatric populations. Elise believes in manual therapy, patient-centered goals, and evidence-based practice to improve overall function and quality of life.