Education in Motion is powered by a highly educated and experienced team of professional clinicians with diverse backgrounds from all over the world. They understand what it means to find solutions to their clients' mobility challenges and are here to share their insights with you.
Angie joined Sunrise Medical in April 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Longwood University and a Master of Education degree in Assistive Technology from George Mason University. In addition, she has earned a certificate in Assistive Technology from California State University at Northridge. Angie is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS), and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work with clients ranging from infants to adults with a variety of diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also worked as a contractor providing Assistive Technology evaluations and trainings in schools and in the community. In addition to working as a clinician, Angie has served as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University and presented at numerous conferences in the United States and beyond.
Angie has become known in the CRT industry for her engaging presentation style, diverse knowledge base, passion for advocacy, and dedication to improving the lives of each individual she comes in contact with. She has been featured in and written articles for numerous trade publications. She is a member of the Mobility Management Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. In 2018 she was recognized by the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) board of directors with the NRRTS Leadership Award.
In 2016 Angie began traveling to the Dominican Republic with a group of CRT industry colleagues as a part of "Propel DR." This all-volunteer mission group focuses on training local therapists, medical professionals, and educators through lectures and hands-on trainings. In addition, the group runs a week-long pediatric wheelchair clinic with local therapists and technicians providing complex rehabilitation to more than 50 children each year.
When she is not working, one of Angie's favorite places to relax is Topsail Island Beach, North Carolina, sipping on some real sweet tea.
Trained as a Physical Therapist in the United States, Amy has over 20 years' experience working with the adult and pediatric neurologic populations, with specialties in the treatment of spinal cord injury & evaluation and provision of assistive technology for clients with physical challenges. She was the director of the Seating and Mobility Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts and provided consultation services to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Amy currently develops and implements national and international training programs on using Assistive Technology to enhance inclusion, health, and well-being in those with physical disabilities. She also serves a product improvement and development role for Sunrise Medical Australia.
Amy focuses on providing sound solutions that create positive results, even in challenging environments. She consistently implements innovative ideas focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities. She assisted with foundation of Australia's chapter of GoBabyGo, a charitable organization dedicated to early mobility for very young children.
Amy is a dynamic speaker who has lectured extensively on seating and mobility, wound management, and the physical therapy treatment of spinal cord injured clients. She has also traveled to several developing countries, learning and sharing information with their medical communities.
Amy received her ATP certification in 1995, SMS certification in 2015, and Australian Physiotherapy certification in 2018. She is a friend of NRRTS and a member of RESNA. She is an active member of Wheelchairs for Humanity, Health Volunteers Overseas, and offers technology support to Hidden Treasures Home, Fuzhou China.
Amy is an avid cyclist and appreciates the beautiful coastline of Sydney, but still misses the mountains and snow of Colorado.
Kim has been a physical therapist for 30 years in the areas of both service delivery and clinical research, specializing in seating/wheeled mobility. She earned her ATP certification in 2000. Kim joined Sunrise Medical in September 2015 as Clinical Rehab Manager for the Northeast Region.
Immediately prior to joining Sunrise Medical, she worked as a physical therapist and assistive technology specialist at ATECH Services in Concord, New Hampshire (2008-2015), providing evaluations for both children and adults in the specialty areas of seating/wheeled mobility, pressure mapping, home access, ADL equipment, postural care, and child passenger safety. She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on the topics of seating, wheeled mobility, and pressure mapping, and has been an active volunteer for Eleanore's Project since 2012.
Her research focus has included wheelchair seating, pressure ulcer detection/assessment, and clinical application of interface pressure mapping. She is a long-standing member of the ISO and RESNA Standards workgroups on Wheelchair and Related Seating, recently joined the RESNA Standards Committee on Wheelchairs and Transportion, and has co-authored a book chapter on wheelchair seating for people with SCI, as well as several peer-reviewed journal articles.
During her early days in the wheelchair seating clinic, Kim earned the nickname "Millimeter Kim" due to her attention to detail and measurement precision. She continues to wear the nickname proudly and believes it is important to sweat the small stuff - the folks we serve depend on it.
Sheilagh Sherman joined Sunrise Medical Canada in 2010 as a Clinical Educator. Prior to joining Sunrise, Sheilagh gained extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings, including neurological rehabilitation, complex continuing care, and community rehabilitation. As Clinical Educator, Sheilagh is a clinical resource for therapists across Canada involved in seating and mobility. She leads workshops, seminars, and webinars on the clinical aspects of seating and mobility. In addition, Sheilagh has presented at national and international conferences on seating and mobility.
Sheilagh also has an educational background that makes her well suited to the role of Clinical Educator. Sheilagh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1988, which enables her to understand healthcare policy and policy changes. Sheilagh graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy) degree from McMaster University in 1994. In 2012, Sheilagh earned a Certificate in Adult Education/Staff Training from Seneca College. She applies adult learning principles to the workshops she leads. Finally, she also has a Master of Health Management (MHM) degree from McMaster University after graduating in 2015. Courses that Sheilagh completed during the MHM degree, such as Knowledge Translation, Evaluating Sources of Evidence, and Quality & Safety in Healthcare, assist Sheilagh in using an evidence-based approach to her role as Clinical Educator.
In her spare time, Sheilagh is an avid runner. She enjoys marathon training and has a goal to run a marathon in every Canadian province.
Maya has been with Sunrise Medical since May of 2014. She is the primary contact and Clinical Educator for Latin America. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2006 from the University of Costa Rica. She worked five years for one of the biggest distributors of medical equipment Costa Rica ordering and delivering complex rehab products. This gave her the opportunity to position people of all ages, diagnose, and respond to their postural needs.
In 2011, Maya moved to the United States and obtained her ATP certification from RESNA and worked as an ATP before joining the team at Sunrise Medical. During her career with Sunrise, she has had the opportunity to deliver clinical sessions to physicians, PTs, and OTs in Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Uruguay, and other countries in the region in their own language. She also trains dealers on Sunrise Medical products and systems as well as informs them when new products are launched.
When not busy improving people's lives with complex rehab technology, she is a mother of two adorable children. She likes to exercise and go for fun adventures with her husband and kids to the beautiful mountains of the Central Valley in California.
Linda Bollinger joined the Sunrise Medical team this fall as a Clinical Education Manager. She has a BS-MS in physical therapy from Long Island University, Brooklyn. In May 2018, she earned her DPT from Utica College. In addition, she received her ATP certification in 2000.
Prior to joining the Sunrise Medical team, Linda was a Director of Rehabilitation at Long Island Select Healthcare (formerly UCP Suffolk). Her experience at UCP included developing and operating a seating and mobility clinic for individuals with disabilities. Although this clinic primarily served adult patients, she had successfully created a pediatric seating clinic at a local school for multiple disabled students years prior to joining UCP. Linda has shared her knowledge and experience running seating clinics at local community health events, guest lectures with local physical therapy and occupational therapy university programs, and most recently as a TA at Touro Physical Therapy program.
Linda looks forward to her new role at Sunrise Medical and providing Continuing Education to therapists and ATPs.