Carleen Lindsey, PT, MScAH, GCS, CEEAA

Carleen Lindsey has degrees in Physical Education and Physical Therapy from the University of California, and an advanced musculoskeletal Master’s in Allied Health from the University of Connecticut. She currently works in private practice at Bristol Physical Therapy, LLC at 400 Middle St in Bristol, CT (inside Gold’s Gym) where she treats an outpatient caseload composed of osteoporosis, balance, and a large number of musculoskeletal patients of all types. She also teaches continuing education courses for rehabilitation professionals on a wide variety of topics including: Geriatric Exercise, Osteoporosis, Geriatric Manual Therapy, Osteopathic Muscle Energy, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. She is a board-certified Geriatric Specialist, and an APTA Section on Geriatrics Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults.

Carleen has been an adjunct instructor for the University of Connecticut School of Allied Health for many years, and a consultant at the Nayden Rehabilitation Clinic at the University of Connecticut. Carleen also worked for several years as senior physical therapist at Rifkin Physical Therapy in Prospect, CT. She was the Rehab Services Osteoporosis Team Leader at the University of Connecticut Health Center for 26 years, and was the primary developer of the UCHC Rehab Services Osteoporosis Prevention Program.

Carleen’s continuing education is extensive in exercise science, manual therapy, geriatrics and PNF. She has participated in research and publications on osteoporosis and balance, produced a professional flexicurve CD, three patient home exercise videos, and presented numerous lectures and courses to professional and lay audiences locally and nationally. She has also written chapters for two major Geriatric Rehabilitation text books, and co-authored an osteoporosis home study module for the APTA Section on Women’s Health and served as expert clinician, contributing to the Too Fit To Fracture Delphi Consensus (Giangregorio, L 2015). Currently she is a member of the Evidence Based Documents/Clinical Practice Guidelines for Osteoporosis Workgroup, for the APTA Practice Department.

In addition to her clinical work, Carleen has been co-chair for the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s http://www.NOF.org/ Committee on Continuing Education for Physical Therapists, and for the APTA Geriatrics Section Balance and Falls Special Interest Group. She is a member of the APTA http://www.apta.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home Connecticut chapter, Women’s Health, Geriatric, Orthopaedic, and Private Practice sections as well as the Balance and Falls and Osteoporosis Special Interest Groups. She received the AGPT 2016 Award for Excellence in Geriatric Physical Therapy, the 2008 APTA AGPT President’s Award for Outstanding Service, the 2001 U Conn Allied Health Research Award for Excellence, and the 1999 AGPT Lynn Phillippi Advocacy for Older Adults Award.

To make a physical therapy appointment with Carleen,

please call Bristol Physical Therapy, LLC at 860-589-0444

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