Amanda Tolbert Named ODU Outstanding PT Clinical Instructor

Amanda Tolbert, PTTidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Amanda Tolbert, PT, DPT, PRPC received the 2012-2013 Old Dominion University (ODU) School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award.

Tolbert was recognized for her “strong teaching abilities, interpersonal relations, communications skills, and professional skills and core values,” wrote Dr. Elizabeth Locke, Senior Lecturer and Director of Clinical Education at ODU.

Each year a committee of third year physical therapy students at ODU recognize individual instructors for their performance and select one as the recipient for the award.

Tolbert graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She continued her studies at ODU, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010.

Her name will be engraved in a plaque at the school.

Her name is also on the front doors of Tidewater Physical Therapy’s newest clinic.

Tolbert now serves as the Clinical Director of Tidewater Physical Therapy’s newest location – Westchester Commons in Richmond, located in Midlothian’s Westchester Commons Shopping Area near the Sedona Tap House.

The Westchester Commons location opened in early February.

In addition to treating general orthopedic patients, Tolbert works with women suffering from pelvic pain, incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. She has a special interest in treating injuries of the lower extremity, particularly those that are sports-related.

Tolbert takes a holistic approach to her physical therapy practice that combines a balance of therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and individualized patient education to bring each patient back to their maximal level of functioning.

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