Research Physical Therapist
The Geneva Foundation
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Amy Cecchini, MS, DPT
Research Physical Therapist
State University of New York at Stony Brook New York University BA Social Sciences Interdisciplinary 1988
New York University BS PT1990
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MS, HMSC 1997
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2017
POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT
1990-1994 Staff and Senior Physical Therapist, Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw, NY
1994-1995 Staff Physical Therapist, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ 1995-1996 Physical Therapist, MedTherapy, Charlotte, NC
1996-1997 Physical Therapist, Learning Services, Inc., Durham, NC
1997-1998 Senior Physical Therapist, TBI inpatient unit, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC
1999-1999 Staff Physical Therapist
1999-2001 Health Education Coordinator, Hawaii Medical Services Association, Honolulu, HI 2003-2004 PRN Contract Therapist, Skilled Nursing Facility Carolina Therapy Services, Inc.,
2010-2015 Physical Therapist, Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions, Fayetteville, NC
2011-2017 Research Project Coordinator, WAMC,Fort Bragg, Allina Health/Venesco LLC/GDIT, DVBIC
2018-present Research Physical Therapist, WAMC, Fort Bragg, The Geneva Foundation
OTHER EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
1996-1997 Teaching Assistant, Entry Level MPT Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2003-2010 Volunteer, Key Caller, FRG, 82d Airborne Division
2005-2010 Community Volunteer, Guardian Ad Litem
2010-2014 Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Education, Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions
2015-2018 Member, Data Monitoring, Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium
2015- 2017 Member, Academic Advisory Board, Methodist University DPT Program
B. SELECTED PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
1. Cecchini, Amy Seal. (1998). A Battery of Tests Which Reveal Functional Deficits in Multiple Domains After Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurology Report, October, 136-143.
2. Cecchini, Amy Seal. (1998). Inferior Cerebellar Peduncle Infarct. Physical Therapy Case Reports, November, 300-304.
3. Gregory E, West TA, Cole WR, Bailie JM, McCulloch KL, Ettenhofer ML, Cecchini A, Qashu FM. (2016). Use of a multi-level mixed methods approach to study the effectiveness of a primary care progressive return to activity protocol after acute mild traumatic brain injury/concussion in the military. Contemporary Clinical Trials. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2016.11.005
4. Weightman MM, McCulloch KL, Radomski MV, Finkelstein M, Cecchini AS, Davidson LF, Heaton, K, Smith LB, Scherer MR (2017)Further Development of the Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance: Iterative Reliability Testing. PLoSONE 12(1): doi:10.12371/journal.pone.0169104.
5. McCulloch, Karen L, Cecchini, Amy S, Cleveland, Caroline E, Weightman, Margaret M, Scherer, Matthew R, Davidson, Leslie F. (2017). Military/Civilian Collaborations for mTBI Rehabilitation Research in an Active Duty Population: Lessons Learned from the Assessment of Military Multitask Performance Project. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
6. Scherer MR, Weightman MM, Radomski MV, Smith L, Finkelstein M, Cecchini A, Heaton KJ, McCulloch K. (2017). Measuring soldier performance during the patrol-exertion multitask: Preliminary validation of a postconcussive functional return-to-duty metric. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2017.04.012
7. Radomski MV, Davidson LF, Smith LB, Finkelstein M, Cecchini A, Heaton KJ, McCulloch K, Scherer M, Weightman MM. (2018). Toward return to duty decision-making after military mild traumatic brain injury: Preliminary validation of the charge of quarters duty test. Military Medicine. doi:10.1093/milmed,4819216
8. Prim JH, Favorov OV, Cecchini AS, Scherer MR, Weightman MM, McCulloch KL. Clinical Utility and Analysis of the Run-Roll-Aim to Inform Return-to-duty Readiness Decisions in Active-Duty Service Members. Military Medicine (under review).
9. Remigio-Baker RA, Bailie J, Gregory E, Cole WR, McCulloch KL, Cecchini AS, Steussi K, Andrews TR, Mullins L, Ettenhoffer ML. Activity level during acute concussion may predict symptom recovery within an active duty population. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (under review).