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					                                    Esther Kowalsky
                                   63 Cresthill Avenue
                                    Clifton, NJ 07012
                                 chaimest@hotmail.com

                                                                              March 6, 2008


Therapy Associates
Attention: Dina Mentch:


Dear Ms. Mentch :

I am writing to inquire about joining your team of Early Intervention providers as a physical
therapist. I have 1 ½ years of experience in EI home care in New York (Queens and
Rockland) with the majority of workdays consisting of 7-9 sessions. I have a well
developed style of family interaction and carryover as a core aspect of treatment sessions.
Prior to that, I held a full time position as a pediatric physical therapist on inpatient
rehabilitation service at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. At St. Mary’s I worked with
children of widely varying abilities and limitations, from infants with multiple congenital
physical and neurological impairments to teenagers with acquired brain injuries. My
responsibilities included evaluations, treatment, and equipment prescription and
management. This exposure has helped me develop a strong clinical knowledge base,
and develop the qualities of perseverance and flexibility as I constantly adapted my
treatment to the varying needs of each child.

My experience thus far has been extremely rewarding. At this time, however, I am
interested in working closer to my new home. I am eager to work with children with a
diversity of motor impairments in their natural environment.

Enclosed is a copy of my resume for your review. I look forward to meeting with you and
exploring the possibility of my becoming a member of your team.


Sincerely,


Esther Kowalsky, MPT
                                         Esther Kowalsky
                               63 Cresthill Avenue Clifton, NJ 07012
                                           (646) 267-8631
                                      chaimest@hotmail.com
EXPERIENCE
Rising Stars of Rockland                                                            Monsey, NY
EI Home Care Therapist                                                             10/07-Present
    Treatment of children ages 0-3 in their homes, presenting with primary and/or secondary
       motor impairments related to abnormal muscle tone, and acquired and congenital
       developmental delays.

St. Mary’s Healthcare System/Challenge Early Intervention Center                      Queens, NY
EI Home Care Therapist                                                                10/06-08/07
     Treatment of children ages 0-3 in their homes, presenting with primary and/or secondary
      motor impairments related to prematurity, low tone, torticollis, and developmental delays.

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children                                                       Bayside, NY
Inpatient Pediatric Physical Therapist                                                     8/04-8/06
     Evaluation and treatment of children ages 0-18 with a variety of diagnoses including TBI,
       congenital disorders, orthopedic diagnoses, and neurological disorders.
     Six-month specialization in evaluation and treatment of children ages birth to five.
     Six-month specialization on Traumatic Brain Injury Unit.
     Conduct Early Intervention and CPSE (preschool) evaluations for both inpatient and
       outpatient populations.
     Evaluation for, and maintenance of, orthotics, positioning, and adaptive mobility equipment.
Community Physical Therapy                                                           Rego Park, NY
Clinical Affiliation - Outpatient, Private Practice                                        3/04-6/04
     Evaluated and treated a diverse clientele of athletes, general orthopedics, and geriatrics, ages
       11-80+, including pre and post operative, acute and chronic conditions, developing
       individualized exercise programs with a strong emphasis on manual therapy.
SteppingStone Day School                                                      Flushing, NY
Clinical Affiliation - Pediatrics                                                 1/04-3/04
     Designed and implemented treatment plans for preschool age children with diagnoses of
       multiple handicaps, cerebral palsy, Autism, PDD, Down’s syndrome, and coordination
       disorders.
     Performed evaluations utilizing critical observation and the PDMS-2.
Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital                                               New York, NY
Clinical Affiliation - Sub-Acute Rehabilitation and SNF                              6/03-8/03
     Screened and evaluated patients with diagnoses including TBI, SCI, CVA, and
       cardiopulmonary conditions; designed and implemented a plan of care including discharge
       planning and home evaluations.
North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills                            Forest Hills, NY
Clinical Affiliation - Acute Care                                              11/02-12/02
     Designed and implemented treatment programs for patients with multiple medical
       diagnoses.
     Provided pre-operative training and post-operative treatment for an acute orthopedic
       population.
                                      Esther Kowalsky
                            63 Cresthill Avenue Clifton, NJ 07012
                                        (646) 267-8631
                                   chaimest@hotmail.com
EDUCATION
Hunter College/CUNY, School of Health Sciences                                New York, NY
Masters in Physical Therapy, GPA 3.8                                              June 2004
Queens College/CUNY                                                            Flushing, NY
B.A., Psychology, Graduated Cum Laude                                             June 2001
HONORS & AWARDS
   Hunter College PT program award for Academic Excellence, National Merit Scholarship
    Finalist, Recipient of Queens Foundation Scholarship, Member Psi Chi Psychology Honors
    Society
LICENSURE
    New York State license # 026437-1
    New Jersey State license # Confirmed to be arriving next week
CONTINUING EDUCATION
   ND Approach to Treatment of the Infant, Linda Kliebhan (December 2004)
   If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function (Pediatrics), Mary Massery (January 2005)
   Kinesio Taping, Sheryl Goodridge (June 2005)
   National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Technician Training Program (May 2006)
   Advanced Clinical Application of Respiratory Principles to Varied Patient Scenarios, Mary
    Massery (June 07)
   Functional Exercise and Strengthening for the Neurologically Impaired Child, Michael
    Dilenno and Jacqueline Grimenstein (November 07)


                                References Available Upon Request

				
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