Dr. Anderson

Biography

Ingrid Anderson, PT, DPT, OCS, graduated from Oglethorpe University in 2000 with a BA in journalism and minors in history and economics. She left her first career in operations for an engineering firm to pursue her dream of becoming a physical therapist.

Dr. Anderson received her DPT from Georgia State University in 2010. She completed the Mercer Orthopaedic Residency program in 2011 and received her Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2012. During her residency, she completed over 100 hours of self-directed study in neuroanatomy and neurodynamics. Her clinical interests include myofascial pain and neurodynamics.

In addition to her duties as head of Intown Physical Therapy, she is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University.

EDUCATION

  • Oglethorpe University – BA
  • Georgia State University – Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Georgia State University Professional Merit Award
  • Mercer University Orthopaedic Residency Program

ADVANCED SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Chronic low back and neck pain
  • Post-operative rehabilitation

RECENT CONTINUING-EDUCATION COURSES

  • Spinal Manipulation Institute – SMT III
  • Neurac Institute – Level 1
  • St. Francis Rehabilitation Center – Shoulder Rehabilitation State of the Art 2012

DOCTORAL-LEVEL COURSES TAUGHT

(MERCER UNIVERSITY, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

  • Research IV
  • Lumbar manipulation (lab assistant)
  • Evaluation and treatment of the thoracic spine

RECENT CONTINUING-EDUCATION COURSES TAUGHT

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling – An Integrative Approach (Mercer University)

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

ABOUT OCS CERTIFICATION

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 80,000 members throughout the United States, established the specialist certification program in 1978. Specialization is the process by which a physical therapist builds on a broad base of professional education and practice to develop a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice. Clinical specialization in physical therapy responds to a specific area of patient need and requires knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at entry to the profession and unique to the specialized area of practice.

The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.

Dr. Anderson’s OCS certification recognizes her specialization in orthopedics.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • APTA – Orthopaedic Section
  • APTA – Private Practice Section
  • Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

  • APTA House of Delegates – Member of the Georgia Delegation 2013-2014
  • PTAG Nominating Committee Chair 2013
  • PTAG Public Relations Committee Chair 2013
  • PTAG SSIG Board of Directors 2008-2010
  • APTA Private Practice Section Graham Sessions attendee 2012-2015

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