Title: Physical Therapist
Company: La Plata Physical Therapy
Location: Waldorf, Maryland, United States
Yvette R. Francis, PT, MS, CMT, Physical Therapist at La Plata Physical Therapy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physical therapy.
Passionate about healthcare and serving others since her childhood, Ms. Francis developed an interest in physical therapy after volunteering in a hospital with a mentor who helped her recognize the potential that the specialty had to make an impact on the lives of her patients. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, Ms. Francis has worked with adult and pediatric patients and currently specializes in orthopedic manual physical therapy and geriatrics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from Howard University and completed her Master of Science in management and healthcare administration at the University of Maryland University College in 2004. Ms. Francis began her career as a physical therapist at the Fort Washington Medical Center, where she would remain for 15 years before joining the Child and Adult Rehabilitation Services team at the National Children’s Center. Before accepting her current role at La Plata Physical Therapy, Ms. Francis enjoyed seven years with Kaiser Permanente and was a member of the staff of Oxon Hills Orthopedics.
At La Plata Physical Therapy, Ms. Francis works with patients to evaluate and develop treatment plans, provide follow-up care and supervise assistants, as well as working with clinical students as a mentor and instructor. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist, a Certified Manual Therapist, and holds additional credentials in kinesiotherapy taping, and is active in the American Physical Therapy Association. In recognition of her dedication to patient care and professional development, Ms. Francis was honored with a Service Award by Fort Washington Medical Center and presented with Kaiser Permanente’s Five-Year Award for Service and Dedication. Ms. Francis attributes her success to her faith, her education, and her commitment to growth, and hopes to move into private practice to focus on pelvic floor and vestibular rehabilitation in the coming years. When not working, Ms. Francis volunteers for her local church and provides pro bono physical therapy services to patients at the Sacred Heart Clinic.
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