Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT
Emily Shields received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2005. She had been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level 1 Trauma center, in Washington, DC since 2005 where she has gained the skills and knowledge to treat individuals with a variety of cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, traumatic, and orthopedic conditions.
Since 2011, Emily supervised physical therapists treating individuals with a variety of cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, traumatic, and orthopedic conditions.
American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist, CCS
In May of 2013, Emily achieved the American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist.
Until 2019, Emily worked at MWHC as the Cardiac Physical Therapy Clinical Supervisor, where she was responsible for the training, supervision, and mentoring of a team physical and occupational therapists treating individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner, CERP
For the past 4 years, Emily has been focusing her clinical education on the biomechanics of the horse and rider as well as common injuries of the equine and equestrian.
In December of 2017, Emily successfully completed The University of Tennessee Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner program. Since then, she has been working with local equine vets around Woodbine, MD treating horses with injuries amenable to physical therapy treatments.
She has attended the Animal Rehabilitation Institute’s “Functional Assessment of the Equestrian” to learn techniques to assess and treat the rider on the ground as well as mounted.