Eilish Byrne, PT, DSc, PCS, CNT

Eilish Byrne, PT, DSc, PCS, CNT

Byrne Expert Case Review
expert.review.PT@gmail.com
Mountain View , CA 94043
Office: 415-517-3515
Introduction

Board certified pediatric specialist in physical therapy and nationally recognized expert in neonatal therapy. I provide case review in physical therapy for infants and children with congenital, neurological, musculoskeletal, and birth-related diagnoses. I offer 20 years of professional and institutional experience in physical therapy education and leadership, supporting curricular programs, policies, and initiatives to promote student learning and client health and wellness. I have a strong record of commitment to emerging physical therapy curriculum and student-focused programming through best practice and research-driven pedagogy.


Areas of Expertise
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelors of Arts: Biological Basis of Behavior (University of Pennsylvania)
Master of Science: Physical Therapy (Widener University Institute for Physical Therapy)
Doctor of Science: Neurologic Physical Therapy (Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences)
Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Certified Neonatal Therapist
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Expert Consultant
Physical Therapy Board of California

Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association
Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board- Former Board Member


Invited Reviewer
Pediatric Physical Therapy

Awards/Honors/Professional Activities
Co-Editor- The Special Issue- Physical Therapy Practice in the Neonatal Intensive Care Setting. Phys & Occ Therapy in Peds, 33(1):2013
Item Writer- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Pediatric Specialization Academy of Content Experts
Grant reviewer- Innovations in Patient Care Grant Committee, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Transformation Scholarship Recipient- Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University
Award for Academic Excellence- Widener University
Award for Clinical Excellence- Widener University
Award for Professional Development- Widener University
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Teaching
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT AUGUSTINE, San Marcos, CA
Associate Professor (present)
Utilize synchronous and asynchronous learning mediums to provide remote instruction to Doctor of Physical Therapy Students.

OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Newark, CA
Physical Therapy Instructor, 2012 to present

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, CA
Assistant Clinical Professor, 2006 to 2011

DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Cupertino, CA
Physical Therapy Instructor, 2001 to 2005

Invited Talks/Presentations
2020 The 10th Annual National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Virtual Conference Presentation: Neonatal Therapy Science: The 2019 Year in Review

2018 The 31st Annual Gravens Conference on the Environment of Care for High Risk Newborns
Podium Presentation: “Developmental Care Path for the Neonatal Intensive Care Setting”

2015 The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
Education Sessions: Neonatal Care Path Part I: Assessment, Measurement and Interventions; Neonatal Care Path Part II: Interventions and Parent Education. Indianapolis

2011 The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
Invited panel speaker: Balance and Falls SIG, Evidence-based physical therapy interventions addressing balance and falls across the lifespan.

2007-2010 Motivations, Inc.
Invited speaker: Treating the Medically Fragile Child Across the Continuum. A 2-day continuing education course given 8 times.

2009 The Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Podium presentation: Comparison of Neonatal Physical Therapy Instructional Methods on Parent Competency in a Neonatal Intensive Care Setting.

2007 The 15th International World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress
Poster presentation: Early detection of cerebral palsy from analysis of four spontaneous movements.

2005 The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
Podium presentation: Early detection of cerebral palsy from spontaneous movements using the NASA postural video analysis tool: a correlation to Bayley II PDI scores at 18 months.
Poster presentation: Early detection of cerebral palsy in preterm infants: quantification of observed motor behavior using the NASA postural video analysis tool.

2004 The Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Podium presentation: Early detection of cerebral palsy from spontaneous movements using the NASA postural video analysis tool: a correlation to Bayley II PDI scores at 18 months.

2004 The International Conference on Infant Studies
Poster presentation: Early detection of cerebral palsy in preterm infants: quantification of observed motor behavior using the NASA postural video analysis tool.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: I am an Expert Consultant for the Physical Therapy Board of California. In addition to that work, I have consulted for plaintiffs and defendants in other legal cases requiring expert physical therapy review.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Physical therapy practice standards; Neonatal and post-discharge physical therapy plans of care; pediatric physical plans of care; birth related injuries.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting
Clinical Testing
Reports
Medical Chart Review
Physical Therapy Plan of Care Review
Deposition
Second Opinion


References

Available Upon Request