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  • Cynthia (Cindy) E. Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Dr. Cindy Neville is the Director of Women’s Health Services at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville Florida. She also serves as the Coordinator of the Brooks Physical Therapy Women’s Health Residency Program. Her responsibilities include the development and oversight of all women’s health rehabilitation services at Brooks Rehabilitation. This includes outpatient rehabilitation services for a variety of women’s health diagnoses, as well as the development and oversight of treatment programs for urinary incontinence across the Brooks Rehabilitation System of Care (outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing, and home health divisions). Dr. Neville provides mentoring for clinicians in all levels of care. She developed and conducts the Physical Therapy Women’s Health Residency Program curriculum at Brooks. She is a national and international investigator and presenter on women’s health rehabilitation. She teaches post graduate continuing professional education courses on topics including pelvic floor examination, treatment, and rehabilitation and pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation.

    • Doctorate: Doctor of Physical Therapy (transitional), August 2010 University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
    • Bachelors: Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, August 1989 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Bachelors: Completed all requirements for Bachelor of Arts, Biology, May 1987 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

     

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    Dr. Neville’s professional vision is that rehabilitation services specifically for the female neuro-musculo-skeletal system, which are founded upon the best evidence based practice, will be provided as the standard of care and will be accessible to women who need and desire them.

    Dr. Neville is a Women’s Health Certified Specialist (WCS); board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties. Her areas of interest in clinical practice include pelvic floor rehabilitation and obstetric physical therapy. She is certified in biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. (BCB - PMD). She was awarded her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-pelvic) from the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Section on Women’s Health (SOWH) in 2007.

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    Dr. Neville serves as Coordinator of the Brooks Physical Therapy Women’s Health Residency Program as well as a faculty member for the Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Residency, the Brooks Neurologic and Geriatric Residency Programs, and the Brooks Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program. She is a member of the Clinical Faculty at the University of North Florida, Brooks College of Health, where she teaches classes in anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor, and topics in women’s health physical therapy.

    Dr. Neville is a nationally and internationally recognized research investigator and has authored and co-authored several research articles in the area of women’s health rehabilitation. She secured the first ever grant for research in women’s health rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 2006. She has presented research platforms and posters at several national and international meetings including the World Congress of Physical Therapy, the International Continence Society, the World Congress of Low Back and Pelvic Pain, and the American Physical Therapy Association. She is currently performing research on prevalence and outcomes of treatment for urinary incontinence.

    Dr. Neville is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker in the clinical practice area of women’s health rehabilitation. She has been invited to teach and to speak at international conferences, at several APTA national conferences and meetings, and APTA Chapter conferences. She teaches several post graduate continuing education courses on topics including pelvic floor examination, treatment, and rehabilitation and pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation each year.

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    Professional Experience

    1. Director, Women’s Health Services since 2009, Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville Florida Brooks Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Women’s Health Residency Program Coordinator since 2011

    2. Clinical Corporate Director of Women’s Health Rehabilitation, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago ( RIC), Chicago, Illinois, October 2004 until December 2008

    3. Clinical Manager, Bodywise Studios Neptune Beach, Florida , May 2004 until October 2004

    4. Regional Director of Women’s Health , Clinical Director, Director of Women’s Health, Progressive Step Rehabilitation Services, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, September 1997 to May 2004

    5. Co-Founder and Director, Comprehensive Women’s Therapy Services (private practice), Jacksonville, Florida, November 1993-September 1997

    6. Director of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Coordinator of the Comprehensive Spine Program, HealthSouth Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida, June 1991 November 1993

    7. Staff Physical Therapist, HealthSouth Corporation (Medical Rehabilitation Center of Jacksonville) Jacksonville, Florida, and Capron Institute for Rehabilitation, Penrose-St. Francis Health Care System, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 1989 to June 1991

    8. Home Care and Contract Physical Therapist for local agencies in Jacksonville, Florida and Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 1990 to June 1993


    Professional Activities

    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member, since 1987:

    - Florida Physical Therapy Association, since 1990
    - Illinois Physical Therapy Association 2004 -2009
    - Section on Women’s Health, Postpartum Task Force 10/04 – 2/07
    - Section on Women’s Health, Research Group Leader 2/07 – 2/09
    - Past Member of the Committee on Research and the Publicity Committees of the Section on - Women’s Health, American Physical Therapy Association


    Professional Service:

    1. Healthy Start Coalition member , Jacksonville Florida 2012 to present

    2. Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) committee member from 2005 – 2010 Section on Women’s Health ( SOWH) American Physical Therapy Association ( APTA), Chair of one or both Committees from 2006-2010:
      - CAPP-pelvic committee: defined training and education standard of pelvic physical therapy   for the SOWH
      - CAPP-OB committee: defining the training and education standard of Obstetric PT for the   SOWH 

    3. Postpartum Physical Therapy Network Research Coordinator, February 2005 SOWH APTA multi-site research network.


    Awards:

    1. Volunteer of the Year Award, Section on Women’s Health ( SOWH) American Physical Therapy Association ( APTA), February, 2009

    2. Volunteer of the Year Award Section on Women’s Health ( SOWH) American Physical Therapy Association ( APTA), February, 2007

      

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