Rehabilitation Services is a multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals consisting of Physical and Occupational Therapists and their support staff. There are approximately 60 full and part time employees within the department. The department prides itself on providing coordinated and integrated rehabilitation care to individuals with disabilities or impairments in order to maximize function and overall quality of life. In addition, the department creates a climate that emphasizes the importance of clinical research to advance the knowledge base of rehabilitation professionals while increasing patient outcomes. Rehabilitation Services aims to facilitate the education of therapy students by directly participating in classroom lectures at the School of Health Professions and by providing clinical training to students from across the country.
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Each year, one gifted physical therapist is presented with the Foster Boston Memorial Award. This year’s outstanding recipient is Patrick Riley.
Foster Dean Boston was a physical therapy assistant for the Department of Rehabilitation Services. She began her employment in 1987 and worked primarily in the outpatient area but did not hesitate to help others across the department. Foster was an active community member and a devoted member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association. She was an excellent role model who listened and communicated well with others. This award was established to honor her memory, her contributions to the department and her excellent patient care. This award is presented to one employee the staff feel exemplify the following attributes: performance above and beyond job duties, flexibility, well respected by staff and other hospital personnel, well-liked by patients, innovative, outgoing, able to handle conflict resolution, and a good role model.
In May 2010, Patrick completed his course work from UTMB School of Health Professions to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Prior to his studies at UTMB, Patrick also earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Houston in 2007. After High School, between 2000 and 2004, Patrick served in the Air Force specializing in repairing avionic sensor electronics. He maintained and repaired lasers, radar, infrared camera, and their associated diagnostic equipment. Currently, Patrick is actively pursuing Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists through the Manual Therapy Institute. During his spare time, he enjoys Olympic Weightlifting and Transformers.
Our department is proud to present Patrick with the 2013 Foster Boston Memorial Award.
Rehabilitation Services is proud to present Chad Davenport, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, as our Fall Spotlight.
Chad received his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from Southwest Texas State University in 2000. In 2007, Chad graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011 from UTMB, School of Health Sciences. With hard work and perseverance, Chad has continued to add to his knowledge base and skill set for his clients. Chad is now an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist as well as a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In addition, he is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and a Certified Emergency Medical Responder. Chad has been a dedicated employee for many years and currently works at UTMB’s state of the art Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic in League City. On a personal note, Chad enjoys spending his spare time playing sports, going to the gym, and spending time with his wife and son.
Our department is fortunate to have such a skilled therapist as part of our team!