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CrossRoads Physical Therapy
Tim Parnell is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. His managing partner position has allowed him to open and create Crossroads Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Inc. on August 27, 2001. After graduating high school from Hollidaysburg High School in 1982, Tim attended Juniata College with BS degree in biology graduating in 1986. He furthered his education at a Masters Level with a physical therapy degree from Long Island University in 1989. At that time, he also graduated with a BS degree in Health Sciences. After his graduate work in physical therapy in 1989, he began his work at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital from May 1989 through June 1994. He worked both in the capacity of staff physical therapist and promoted to senior physical therapist. He was involved various programs to include spinal cord, closed head injuries, chronic pain, outpatient, inpatient and industrial rehab, programs. n June 1994 through October 1997, Tim joined the staff at Rehab Solutions as their Director of Physical Therapy. At the same time, he also began his own practice with Allegheny Sports Medicine and his current partner Bill Frees, Jr., Speech Pathologist and Audiologist. During his role as Director of Physical Therapy, he helped evolve the physical therapy from two full time equivalents and one nursing home contract to 3 hospital contracts, 22 nursing homes and 3 outpatient centers with 35 full time equivalents. Various programs initiated under his direction included custom sitting positions for both the geriatric and spinal cord patients, wound care, vestibular rehab, and chronic pain programs. His direction under Allegheny Sports Medicine as a partner allowed within a very short time for Allegheny Sports Medicine to become significantly involved with the Allegheny County High School system in Cumberland, MD. Under his direction, Allegheny Sports Medicine was able to hire one full time trainer to supervise five graduate assistants in the 6 high schools across the Allegheny County area. Custom to his programs was a Saturday morning Sports Medicine Clinic to assist athletes after Friday night football games in treatment of their acute injuries. In October 1997, Tim moved back to his home area and managed Keystone Rehabilitation Systems outpatient clinic as Facility Director. He became recognized as one of the premiere physical therapy practices in the area to include manual therapies and specialized technique that he is now performing at Crossroads Physical Therapy. Tim and CrossRoads have even been featured in a USA Today article in April 2010 about physical therapy. Most important to Tim is his family, wife Lisa, sons T.J., Caleb and Jordan and daughter Emma. Tim served two terms as a Deacon at Grace Bible Church and is a member of that church body since 1997. Other interests and hobbies include National Ski Patrol member since 1980, national physical therapy member since 1989, National Athletic Trainers Association member since 1990. Tim also serves on a local board of AMBUCS club to assist board of directors with a scholarship program. Tim enjoys exercising including mountain biking, skiing, hiking, aerobic conditioning and light weight training.
-- Tim Parnell, CEO of CrossRoads Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Inc., recently participated in the IAOM course: Clinical Examination and Manual Therapy of the Elbow.
Tim Parnell, managing partner and physical therapist at Crossroads Physical Therapy and Rehabilita-tion Inc. in Altoona, said using proper lifting techniques also comes in handy when hefting those big boxes and Christmas trees.
"When squatting, always lift with your legs and keep your back straight - and contract stomach muscles to support your back," he said.
Staff - CrossRoads Physical Therapy
Tim Parnell is a licensed Physical Therapist since 1989 and Certified Athletic Trainer since 1990.
His managing partner position allowed him to open and create Crossroads Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Inc. on August 27, 2001. To learn more about Tim Parnell, click here
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