FARMINGTON — Susan Loughrey, director of physical rehabilitation and sports medicine at Franklin Memorial Hospital, announces that Heather Patterson, PT, DPT, was recently awarded a doctor of physical therapy degree and a certificate in rehabilitation administration.

Patterson completed 33 credit hours of coursework over 2½ years in areas including medical screening, medical imaging, pharmacology, ethical and legal issues in practice, clinical decision-making using the patient client management model, business and marketing, professionalism in an autonomous profession, evidence-based practice, and research and professional scholarship.

Patterson, who started working at Franklin Memorial Hospital in 1998, completed a capstone project prior to her graduation on a proposal to provide consistent referrals to women’s care physical therapy providers for women with pelvic health concerns three months following childbirth.

Heather Patterson

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