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Dr. Arthur Shevardnadze, PT | Director of Rehabilitation

Hometown:

Odessa, Ukraine

Education:

B.S. in Biology – Seton Hall University
Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Seton Hall University

Reason for getting into Physical Therapy:

While playing high school football, I injured my knee during a game. My physical therapist got me back to playing significantly quicker than originally anticipated, and I thought to myself – I’d love to be the one responsible for getting people back to what they love do be doing in life.

Share a memorable moment about a patient:

Share a memorable moment about a patient recovery:
A memorable moment for me recently would be when I was able to help an elderly woman with her chronic low back pain for several years to be able to lift and play with her grandchildren without any pain. It was an activity that she strived to be able to do, that had significant meaning to her and provided her with a sense of purpose. It was extremely fulfilling to have her so excited that she was able to accomplish this goal of hers.

Interesting hobbies outside of work:

I love anything sports related, and I also enjoy weight lifting. I am a die-hard New York Giant football fan through thick and thin. Outside of work, I often am reading evidence-based publications to research various alternative ways to better serve my patients. I also like to continue my education by taking Physical Therapy related courses, as it is my personal goal to achieve as many certifications as I can. I currently have my SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) certification, and am working towards my COMT (Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist). I plan to also study for the OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) exam.

What’s the one question patients ask you most?

How to pronounce my last name.