Linda De La Torre-Alva, DPT
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 04/14/2022

 

 

 

 

Objective

Apply my skills, knowledge, and experience to implement innovative methods of rehabilitation and physical wellness to all populations. Utilize leadership and collaboration to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of physical therapy.

Skills

  • Passionate
  • Organized
  • Goal - oriented
  • Self – disciplined
  • Excellent communicator
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish (Speak, Read, Write)
  • Medical Record Software (Cerner, ReDoc)
  • Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)

 

Experience

 

Primary Children’s Hospital – Salt Lake City, Utah                                          October 2018Present

Pediatric Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate, treat, create a plan of care, and establish therapeutic relationships with pediatric patients and their families in the acute care setting.
  • Provide physical therapy interventions to patients with acute medical, neurological, cardiac, pulmonary, orthopedic, developmental, oncology, hematological and other conditions.
  • Pediatric Physical Therapist
  • Lead Hematology/Oncology Pediatric Physical Therapist
  • Encouraged team building/ self-care activities
  • Assist in new hire orientation/ training
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Charge Therapist

 

The Hospitals of Providence – Memorial Campus, El Paso, Texas              August 2017 – October 2018

Pediatric Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate, treat and establish therapeutic relationships with pediatric patients and their families in neonatal intensive unit, acute care and outpatient hospital, and adult acute care settings.
  • Provide physical therapy interventions to patients with acute medical, neurological, orthopedic, oncology and neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • New documentation system champion

 

The Hospitals of Providence, El Paso, Texas                                                        September 2016 – November 2016

Student Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate and treat pediatric patients in the neonatal intensive care unit, acute care hospital and outpatient settings.
  • Provide physical therapy interventions to patients with neurodevelopmental, neurological, orthopedic, genetic, and other medical conditions.
  • Student Physical Therapist
  • 12-week pediatric internship

 

Del Sol Rehabilitation Hospital, El Paso, Texas                                                         June 2016 – July 2016

Student Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate and treat adult patients in the acute care hospital and inpatient rehabilitation settings.
  • Provide physical therapy interventions to patients with neurological, orthopedic, geriatric, and other medical conditions.
  • Student Physical Therapist
  • 8-week inpatient rehabilitation rotation

 

Select Physical Therapy – Red Oaks, Houston, Texas                                          April 2016 – May 2016

Student Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate and treat adult patients in the outpatient setting.
  • Provide physical therapy interventions, to include manual skills, to patients with neurological, orthopedic, geriatric, and other medical conditions.
  • Student Physical Therapist
  • 8-week adult outpatient rotation

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas              October 2015 – December 2015

Student Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate and treat adult patients in the acute care hospital setting.
  • Provide physical therapy interventions to patients with orthopedic, geriatric, cardiac, pulmonary, and other medical conditions.
  • Student Physical Therapist
  • 8-week adult acute care rotation

 

El Paso Physical Therapy Services                                                                      July 2013 – April 2014

Physical Therapy Technician

  • Assist in the implementation of patient’s plan of care established by the Physical Therapist
  • Provide supervised physical therapy interventions to patients with neurological, orthopedic, geriatric, and other medical conditions.
  • Physical therapy technician
  • Assisted in new technician hire orientation

 

Education

The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas                                          December 2016

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

 

St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas                                                        May 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science/Pre-Physical Therapy

License/Certifications

Texas Physical Therapy License: #1292913 (Inactive)                                          July 2017

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First-Aid/BLS (Current)                                          August 2017

Utah Physical Therapy License: #10892674-2401 (Current)                                          July 2018

APTA Certified Clinical Instructor (Current)                                                                      April 2019

 

Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association

  • Oncology Section Member                                                                      September 2019 – Present
  • Pediatric Section Member                                                                      April 2014 – Present
  • Utah Physical Therapy Association Member                                          October 2018 – Present
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association Member                                          April 2014 – August 2019

 

References upon request

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