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Becky Sherwin
Physical Therapist/Clinic Director
West Monroe


Degree: Master of Physical Therapy
University: Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport, LA 1998

COMT Spine Certification
: Becky Sherwin, PT, the only physical therapist Louisiana to have studied for and passed the IAOM certification exam in the area of cervical (neck), thoracolumbar (mid to low back) and SI joint (pelvic) pathology. The spine is highly complex, and Becky takes the extensive complexity of the reason for impingement, disc pathology, radiating pain or movement impairments and provides a more simplistic view for the patient to understand and to learn to self manage the pain at home. There is a very intensive examination which pinpoints the exact reason for the pain given a variety of very specific tests. When the evaluation is over, there is a clear understanding of the pain generator and a treatment plan is initiated to focus on the specific problems. Having Becky on our staff has greatly helped further the knowledge of all of our physical therapists, as we have regular in-house inservices to share her expertise.

Continuing Education:

  • Mulligan's Introductory Course
  • The Role of Physical Therapy in Intervention/Spinal Pain Management
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle
  • Clinical Exam and Manual Therapy of the Upper Cervical Spine and Headaches
  • Clinical Exam and Manual Therapy of the Lower Cervical Spine
  • Clinical Exam and Manual Therapy of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Cervicothoracic Junction
  • Clinical Exam and Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
  • Differential Diagnosis and Manual Therapy of Sacroiliac Joint and Primary Disc Related Disorders- Fort Worth, TX
  • Examination of the Shoulder Complex- Baton Rouge, LA
  • Differential Diagnosis and Manual Therapy of Secondary Disc Related Disorders of the Lumbar Spine: Disc, Facet Joint, Segmental Instability- Kansas City, MO
  • Treatment of Common Orthopedic Conditions of the Elderly by the Manual Therapy Educators
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: Theory, Evidence and Practical Application by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Clinical Update on Parkinson's Disease by North American Seminars, Inc.
  • Treatment of Gait Deficits in Patients with Stroke and TBI by Therapeutic Service Systems
  • Geriatric Orthopedics by GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc.
  • Clinical and Scientific Rationale for Modern Manual Therapy by LPTA
  • 16th Annual Skin & Wound Care Symposium 

Pallative Wound Care 

Diabetic Foot Ulceration 

Diagnostic Dilemmas: How to Diagnose Unusual Wounds 

Adjunctive Modalities: What, When, and How 
Lower Extremity Compression - What should I use on my patient? 

Wound Dressings: Choices, challenges and competency (Part 1) 

Practical Skills in the Evaluation and Management of Foot Ulceration 

  • Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder by LPTA
  • Lumbar Spine - Evaluation and Treatment by LPTA
  • Management of Neuropathic Foot Problems and Casting Lab and Demonstration


 

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