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W. James Downs Jr., P.T., ECS

W. James Downs Jr., P.T., ECS PhotoW. James Downs Jr., P.T., ECS
TitlePresident/Physical Therapist/Electromyographer
ExpertiseClinical electrophysiology
Current OrganizationTidewater Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Assoc., P.A.
Type of OrganizationClinic
Major ProductPhysical therapy, rehabilitation and evaluation of peripheral nervous system function
Area of DistributionMaryland and Delaware
University/DegreeB.S., Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia, 1970
BornApril 9, 1947, Milford, Delaware
AffiliationsAmerican Physical Therapy Association since 1968; Section on Clinical Electrophysiology since 1977; EMG Practice Committee since 1989, Chairman 1995-2000
Hobbies & SportsRunning, skiing, bicycling
Career AccomplishmentsBoard Certified in Clinical Electrophysiology 1987 and Recertified 1996 by American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Electrophysiology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT; Dissertation topic: Evaluation of the effect of distal median neuropathy on the median H-(Hoffman) reflex to the Flexor Carpi Radialis muscle; Served 2 terms on Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (1994-2002); Lectured nationally on Clinical Electrophysiology; Published several articles relating to the neuromuscular system
Work HistoryU.S. Public Health Service Therapist, 1970-73 stationed in New Orleans, LA and Washington, DC; Home Health Therapist, 1974 in Atlanta, GA; Research Therapist in Kinesiology Lab, 1975-77 at the Wood Veterans Administration Hospital in Milwaukee, WI; Director of P.T. at Memorial Hospital in Easton, MD, 1977-80; Private Practice in Physical Therapy and Electromyography, 1980 to present with 18 locations on Eastern Shore of Maryland and Southern Delaware; Teaching appointment, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 1987-present in Clinical Electrophysiology
ChildrenKathryn W., 27
SpouseMary Lynn Walls
MarriedFebruary 22, 1969
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