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Author Bios

ANNE MUCHA, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

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Dr Mucha received her bachelor’s and advanced master’s degrees in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University. She is the Coordinator of Vestibular Rehabilitation for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Concussion Clinic and Centers for Rehab Services.

Dr Mucha is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy with advanced certification in vestibular rehabilitation. With more than 20 years in treating individuals with neurologic conditions, she is also actively involved in clinical research related to the evaluation and management of patients following concussion. Dr Mucha served as a member of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) panel of experts to develop clinical guidelines for diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury among children and adolescents. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to concussion and is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. 

TIMOTHY C. RYLANDER, PT, EdD(c), MPT, OCS, CBIS

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Dr Rylander earned his baccalaureate degree from Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois with an emphasis in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation. After years of working in health care, he decided to pursue his master’s degree in physical therapy from Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. While there, Dr Rylander also earned a post-graduate certification in conductive education. He is currently a candidate for a doctorate of education in interdisciplinary leadership at this university.

Throughout the years, Dr Rylander has worked in virtually every scope of practice as a physical therapist with a focus on outpatient care. He currently works in private practice in the Chicagoland area and is an adjunct professor of physical therapy at Governors State University. His clinical passion lies in the field of concussion management and complex patient care. Dr Rylander has more than a decade of experience in concussion management and has taught hundreds of health care providers on the topics of concussion and complex patient management.

As a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, a certified vestibular rehabilitation specialist, and a certified brain injury specialist, Dr Rylander brings an eclectic approach to patient care. He is certified in specialized techniques such as augmented soft tissue manipulation and trigger point dry needling. His treatment philosophy encompasses a model of enablement over disablement and uses a positive approach coupled with sound clinical skill to foster excellent outcomes.

CARA TROUTMAN-ENSEKI, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

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Dr Troutman-Enseki completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2005 at the University of Pittsburgh. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, completing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2008. Dr Troutman-Enseki currently works as a physical therapist for Centers for Rehab Services/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Rooney Center for Sports Medicine.

Dr Troutman-Enseki is also a certified orthopaedic physical therapy specialist (OCS) and a certified sports physical therapy specialist (SCS). She previously served as the coordinator of exertion services for the concussion program at the Centers for Rehab Services/UPMC Center for Sports Medicine Clinic. Dr Troutman-Enseki is an adjunct and clinical instructor for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy.

PT Management of Concussion

This series provides in-depth coverage for the evaluation and treatment of concussion by a physical therapist. The authors are recognized clinical experts in the field of concussion management.

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