Tessa Doughty, PTA – Clinical Director

Doughty Tessa

Clinical Director, LPTA

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15 Years Experience Philosophy of Care and Areas of Interest: I am a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Aquacare Rehabilitation in Salisbury, MD. My experience in the field of physical therapy ranges from in-patient care, acute care and out-patient orthopedic and aquatic therapy. At Aquacare I specialize in orthopedics, vestibular and aquatic therapy with individualized programs for each patient. These programs are modified and adapted to fit the needs of every client that we treat using evidence-based practices. I pride myself in making sure that every patient I treat feels that they are listened to, cared for and important. I continue to work on improving my skills and knowledge as a therapist with continuing education, discussions with other professionals in my field of work as well as constant communication with the area doctors on different interventions and treatment approaches that may better serve my patients. I received my Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Delaware Technical Community College and have continued to further my knowledge through continuing education courses. I have attended such courses as Great Lakes Joint Mobilization Techniques, Manual Soft Tissue Techniques and Vestibular Rehabilitation and have also provided clinical instructor leadership to current students in the process of obtaining their physical therapy assistant degree. I have attended aquatic’s and orthopedic rehabilitation courses as well as management and leadership courses in preparation for the path my career has taken me. I truly enjoy what I do every day and love the facility and co-workers that I get the pleasure of working with daily! My Vision: To continue to serve my community and better my education and knowledge to provide the best, most effective treatments for our patient population. I hope to be able to add joy, laughter and friendship to each and every one that I come into contact with and to continue to strive to be the best therapist and leader possible!