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Mary Beth Ponzo, DPT
Clinical Rehabilitation Coordinator
SpineCare Clinic, Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

About Mary Beth Ponzo, DPT

Mary Beth Ponzo, PT, DPT MS is the Clinic Rehabilitation Coordinator for Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin SpineCare Clinic in Milwaukee, WI.

Dr. Ponzo received her Bachelor's degree, Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences (formerly Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Sciences).

Dr. Ponzo has been a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years. Past clinical experience has been varied and includes a strong background in orthopaedic spine rehabilitation, pain management, administration, and program development. In her current position, Dr. Ponzo is actively involved in patient care, clinical outcomes, community education and other administrative responsibilities for the clinic. Dr. Ponzo is also a certified Pilates instructor.

Publications

Presentations

 

1998
NASS/APS Spring Meeting, Platform Presentation "A Comparison of Three Self Report Functional Status Report for Patient with Low Back Pain."

1997
APTA Annual Conference, Platform Presentation: "A Comparison of Three Self Report Functional Status Questionnaires for Patients wit Low Back Pain."

AAPMR Annual Meeting, Platform Presentation: "A Comparison of Three Self Report Functional Status Questionnaires for Patients with Low Back Pain."

1996
1) A Comparison of Three Self Report Functional Status Questionnaires for Patients with Low Back Pain, Defense of Masters Degree, Finch University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School

2) AASCIN Annual Conference, "The Development of a Transdisciplinary Ambulatory Care Center"

1990
Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, "The Management of Lower Back Pain."

1989
Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Physical Therapy for RSD, Low Back Pain and Myofascial Pain.

Research:

2003 to present
Evidenced Based Practice and Outcomes Research within SpineCare Clinic.

1998-2000
Spinal Motion in Patients with Lumbar Instability: Effects of Treatment, unpublished.

1995-1996
A Comparison of Three Self Report Functional Status Questionnaires Patients with Low Back Pain, thesis presentation.

Articles Written by Mary Beth Ponzo, DPT

4 Steps to Reducing Back Pain

Keeping your spine healthy involves understanding the spine and body mechanics, as well as incorporating regular exercise and healthy, nutritious meals into your daily routine.

Articles Reviewed by Mary Beth Ponzo, DPT

How to Avoid Neck Pain at the Office

Eight important tips from an ergonomics' expert about avoiding neck and upper back pain while working at a computer.

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