Teresa Bristol received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida in 2000. After graduating with honors she began working at Palmyra Regional Medical Center in Albany, GA. Since then she has worked in numerous settings including Industrial Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, Early Intervention/Babies Can’t Wait and Outpatient Orthopedics. She specializes in dry needling, manual therapy, vestibular disorders as well as treating patients with neurological and orthopedic related problems.
In addition to working full-time as a clinician, she has also been employed as an Adjunct Professor at her Alma mater, Florida A&M University, where she taught Neurology and Orthopedic Physical Therapy. A strong advocate for education and a desire to help others prompted Teresa to fulfill her life-long goal of obtaining a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She is currently working on her dissertation and research in the area of low back pain in order to earn her PhD.
Teresa has worked with several organizations to increase community awareness about health, wellness, and fitness. She provided court-side treatment for athletes for Albany Technical Colleges’ Basketball team. She has been involved in community outreach education regarding wellness and fitness for adults as well as children. Teresa has participated in health fairs, community health awareness events, health screens and career day programs. She has also been involved in providing humanitarian aid to natives of Port de Paix, Haiti with a multi-disciplinarian health care team. She has served as a clinical instructor and supervisor for both Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant students as well as volunteers.
She is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) and a member of Orthopedic as well as Neurological Sections of APTA. Teresa aspires to use her knowledge of the human body to reduce impairments, restore function and improve the quality of life of others.
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