Episode 11: Collaborative Approach to Orthotic Management with Nikki Warner, MPT, Seth Cochrill, CO and Tiffany Crowe
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Listen in to learn more about a collaborative team approach to orthotic management for individuals with locomotion and mobility challenges.
Our host, Polly Swingle, discusses the importance of proper evaluation, prescription, and implementation of orthotics for individuals with neurological conditions and is joined by a panel who know all about this! Orthotist Seth Cochrill, CO, Physical Therapist Nikki Warner, MPT and Tiffany Crowe, a brain cancer survivor living with hemiplegia, all sit down with Polly to discuss the impact of a collaborative approach to orthotics.
Nikki Warner is a graduate of the class of 2000 University of Michigan-Flint Master’s of Physical Therapy program. She has dedicated her career to neuro field for the last 22 years. Her specialties include working with populations such as amputees, TBI, CVA, SCI and PD. She has been an expert trainer for Mobility Research’s LiteGait for the last 16 years. She is currently the Lead PT for residential and community-based rehab program at The Recovery Project.
Seth is a Certified Orthotist with Wright & Filippis providing care for patients from the Madison Heights location. He began his career in the Orthotic & Prosthetic Field in 2006 as an assistant at Wright & Filippis RIM office. Seth attended Northwestern University receiving a certificate in Orthotics. He enjoys working with children and also people with neurological and neuromuscular disorders. Seth values relationships with patients, therapists, and physicians to achieve a team approach for orthotic care. This team approach allows for successful outcomes and patients able to achieve personal goals.
Tiffany Crowe is a 16 year survivor of brain cancer after being diagnosed when she was a senior in high school. Since her diagnosis, Tiffany has undergone twelve brain surgeries, which resulted in left hemiplegia with limited mobility in her left arm and leg. She has a great deal of experience with physical and occupational therapy, and with the use of various orthotics to help improve her functional mobility and safety. Tiffany shares her story and experiences to help shed light on what it's like for those living with disabilities, and how important a team approach is to her overall care.
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