Nina Silverman, PT
The following letter appeared in the Kingston Freeman for four consecutive Mondays beginning June 18, 2007 and also in all of Ulster Publishings' weekly "Times" editions throughout the Hudson Valley.
Who is Nina Silverman?, By Alfred V. Zamm, M.D.
My wife suddenly developed excruciating pain in her lower back and right thigh. Because of the severity and distribution of the pain, the neurologist was not sure which of a number of possible causes were responsible for such severe pain, and immediate hospitalization was prescribed. In the hospital, a variety of tests were ordered and provided a diagnosis: Spinal bones were pressing on a spinal nerve. Subsequent medication in and out of the hospital was a failure; the unremitting severe pain and the resultant sleep deprivation continued. The side effects of the medications resulted in more problems than benefits; now she had two problems: the affliction and the cure. The neurologist then suggested that she visit a physical therapist, resulting in four more weeks of unremitting severe pain, sleeplessness, and exhaustion- the physical therapy was a failure. What to do? I was at a loss; the "experts" had not provided any relief and my wife was in exactly the same state as when she first started over four weeks ago- and maybe a little worse as a result of the manipulation by the physical therapist. In desperation I made phone calls to other health professionals and finally spoke with and out-of-town physical therapist who, upon hearing my plight, immediately said, "Every physical therapist in the Hudson Valley knows who to call when they have a problem case: Nina Silverman." I asked, "Who is Nina Silverman?" He replied, "She's a physical therapist who solves problems. You'll see. Just call her." My wife's first visit with Nina Silverman took over an hour, and after that she walked out on her own-no crutches, no walker, no medication- 50% improved and was still improving with the exercises that were prescribed: Thank You, Nina Silverman- you are the problem-solver. Congratulations on opening your new physical therapy office in Kingston. What a resource for our community!
Alfred V. Zamm, M.D.
Work HistoryJul.99-Jun.07: Kingston Hospital, Saugerties SatelliteClinical Supervisor & Physical Therapist*Specialty in Integrative Manual Therapy approach to spinal and extremity dysfunction.Jun.05-Jun.06: Catskill Mt. Physical Therapy*Physical Therapist, independent contractor.Apr.91-Jul.99: Kingston Hospital, 371 BroadwayDirector of the Sports & Physical Medicine Department & Physical Therapist* Opened three physical therapy satellite clinics, including designing, equipping, site procurement and instituting OT services within the outpatient and inpatient clinical settings.
* Supervise the day-to-day operations of all three outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy satellite sites.Jun.85- Mar.91: Kingston HospitalAssistant Director of the Sports & Physical Medicine Department.*Supervise day-to-day operations of inpatient services for physical therapy and occupational therapy departments.Apr.83-Jun.85: Northeast Medical Plaza Physical Therapy, San Antonio, TXPhysical Therapist / Clinical Supervisor*0utpatient clinic setting, treating orthopedic and neuromuscular impairments and injuries.
*Clinical Supervisor of Physical Therapy Assistant students.Mar.83-Dec.83: Bodimetrics, San Antonio, TXPhysical Therapist*Home health physical therapy setting.May'82-Mar.83: Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Physical Therapist, Staff PT*Inpatient and outpatient care.May'77-May'78: Mary Cariola Children's Center, Rochester, NY
Teaching Assistant*School for the multi-handicapped.
Education1982: UTHSC University of Texas San Antonio, TX
*Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, 3.5 GPA
1977: State University of New York, Brockport, NY
*Bachelor of Arts, Modern Dance, Cum LaudeContinuing Education
1983 Evaluation & Treatment of the SI Joint Using Muscle Energy Technique.
1986 Principles, Applications & Fabrication of Upper & Lower Extremity Orthoses.
1988 Electrotherapy & Laser Update.
1989 Integrated Approach to Examination & Rehabilitation of Cervical Dysfunction.
1989 The Theory & Practice of Myofascial Release.
1989 The Theory & Practice of Advanced Manual Therapy.
1990 Craniosacral Therapy I. Upledger Institute.
1991 Intro to Craniomandibular Disorders & Dysfunctions of the Temporomandibular Joint.
1991 Craniosacral Therapy II. Upledger Institute.
1991 Functional Relationships of the Lower Half.
1992 Manual Therapy for Sports Medicine Lower Quadrant, Integrated Facial & Counterstrain Techniques.
1992 Functional Stabilization Training for Low Back Disorders.
1992 McConnell Patellofemoral Treatment Plan.
1993 Rehabilitation Psychology and Pain Management.
1993 Craniosacral Therapy with Ed Styles, DO.
1993 Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting
1995 Functional Technique. Jones Institute.
1996 Clinical Strategies for Assessing & Managing Spinal Pain.
1998 McConnell Approach to the Problem Shoulder.
2000 Advanced Treatment Upper Extremities.
2002 Mulligan Concept - Mobilization with movement.
2003 Manual Physical Therapy - from Research to Practice.
2004 Level NA1 500 Part A Lower Quarter Differential Diagnosis.
2004 Level NA1 500 Part B Lower Quarter Differential Diagnosis.
2004 Level NA1 500 Part B Upper Quarter Differential Diagnosis.
2004 Strain/Counterstrain I - Spine, Jones Institute.
2005 Strain/Counterstrain II -Extremities, Jones Institute.
2006 Kinesiotaping Fundamentals for UE & LE.
2007 Clinical Evaluation & Treatment of the Complex Shoulder.
2008 Strain/Counterstrain III - Cranial & Advanced Techniques.
2009 Strain/Counterstrain - Visera & Lymphatic System.
2009 Optimizing Reimbursement for PT, OT, SPT Services.
2010 Evidence Based Assessment & Treatment of Shoulder Disorders & Other Related Shoulder Pathologies.
Professional AffiliationsAPTA: American Physical Therapy Association
NY PTA: New York Physical Therapy Association