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Physical Therapist at Women & Infants Receives Professional Award
09/01/2010

Melissa Nassaney, PT, DPT, of West Kingston, a physical therapist in the Program in Women’s Physical Therapy at Women & Infants Hospital, has been selected to receive the 2010 Emerging Leader Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She was nominated by the Rhode Island Chapter of the APTA.

The Emerging Leader Award was established to annually honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the profession and APTA early in their careers.

In nominating her for this award, Wendy Baltzer-Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS, supervisor of the Program in Women’s Physical Therapy, said, “Melissa has diverse professional skills, is a keen listener, and is able to bring patient concerns to her plans of care. She has learned to balance her family life with clinical and professional life.”

Melissa is one of 21 members who were nominated by their component leadership to receive this honor. She will be recognized in the October 2010 issue of PT in Motion magazine.

Women & Infants offers a comprehensive array of women’s health physical therapy services to help women of all ages with a variety of conditions to enhance their quality of life and promote overall wellness. Inpatient services are provided in conjunction with the high-risk obstetrical service, postpartum services, and the Program in Women’s Oncology. Outpatient services for pelvic floor dysfunction, concerns with bowel/bladder continence, musculoskeletal obstetrical concerns, preoperative assessment and post operative rehabilitation issues are offered in Providence and South Kingstown. For information, call (401) 277-3704.

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