Physical and Occupational Therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. They play a key role in keeping people they can help out of the doctor's offices and ER's. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking the care of the therapists.

Lena Blackshear, PTA

Lena received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from California State University Sacramento in 1997. She received her Physical Therapist's Assistant Certification from Sacramento City College and has worked as a PTA in the central valley for 15 years. She has attended additional courses focused on orthopedic management and manual therapy techniques. Her specialty is in ergonomic assessment and work related injuries, having received the title of Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist in 2006.

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