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Emma Phibbs PT, DPT, VRT

Emma is a practicing Physical Therapist for a wide variety of populations and impairments.  Her background is in elite figure skating which has helped progress an extensive work ethic and knowledge of understanding movement and balance. Her primary specialties in PT are treating tendon impairments, balance disorders caused by vertigo, and treatment of pain caused by systemic hypermobility. Her passions are hopefully getting back to figure skating, spending time with her family including her husband and daughters, playing with her pup Heidi, and hiking and camping. She is currently out of the office on maternity leave. 

Specialties

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Foot and Ankle Fracture

  • Hypermobility Syndrome, EDS

  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

  • Knee Ligament Injury

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck conditions: Headache, disc conditions, whiplash

  • Neurological conditions: MS, Stroke, TBI

  • Shoulder pain: impingement, dislocation, fractures, rotator cuff injury

Education

Sports

2012-2015

Temple University - Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Completed DPT in 2015 with focused studies on balance, vestibular, and orthopedic interests. Completed PEER review on "Effectiveness of Optokinetic Rehabilitation for Persistent Postural Perceptual Disorder." 

2010-2012

Royal Caribbean International

Professional Figure Skater traveling globally with RCCL, performing in ice shows on cruise ships in the Bahamas, Mediterranian, and Agean sea. 

2004-2008

University of Delaware

Completed Bachelors of Science with concentration in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Fine Art. Member of the UD Collegiate Figure Skating Team and National Collegiate Dance Champion. 

2009-2010

Italian National Pairs Competitor

Competed nationally in Italy as a pair skater.

2000-2004

US National Pairs Competitor

5 time US National competitor in pairs skating. Team USA member from 2001-2003. Regional champion and sectional silver medalist. 

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