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Dr. Antoinette M. Shields joined Davis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab in January 2019 and quickly took on the lead therapist role, overseeing and mentoring the practice aides while managing her own patient caseload. As the practice grew, so did Dr. Shields’ responsibilities, and her years of military training at West Point made it easy to take on more and provide a unique outlook in her role. Taking on the position of Director of Clinical Operations in April 2021, she shoulders the comprehensive responsibilities of staff scheduling, daily operational supervision, and the creation and evaluation of treatment plans. Her utmost commitment is to ensure high-quality care for outpatient and acute rehabilitation patients. In addition, her work involves a close collaboration with Dr. Davis and the practice's office manager. Dr. Shields, whose passion for patient care remains undiminished a decade after receiving her doctorate degree, continues to evaluate, devise treatment strategies, and manage patient cases effectively.

Prior to joining Davis PTSR, Dr. Shields spent two years working in an acute rehabilitation center and three years as lead therapist in an outpatient setting. She has treated a multitude of diagnoses including neuromuscular diseases, CVAs, joint replacements, and both pre-prosthetic and prosthetic training. As an Ordnance Officer in the United States Army and combat Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving with the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas, Dr. Shields saw first-hand the many wounded soldiers returning from war. Moved by the importance that physical therapy could have in their lives, she pursued her doctorate after transitioning from active duty so she could help veterans have the best possible quality of life.

 

Dr. Shields and her drive to help others is not contained within the four walls of work. The Pat Tillman Military Scholar assisted with an amputee support group when working at the rehab hospital and co-founded a Parkinson’s support group at her previous outpatient facility with much success. In the same way, she encourages others to push the envelope in physical therapy, Dr. Shields continues to challenge herself professionally by seeking further education – one area of interest is ACLR treatment. She is also someone that not only mentors but is a mentee and has gained great skill working beside Dr. Andrea Davis. Her blend of hardworking determination and caring manner has made an indelible impact both professionally and personally.

 

Dr. Shields, the heavily recruited soccer player who played for the Medford Strikers Soccer Club, continues to enjoy physical activity in running and riding her Peloton® bike and working out. In her downtime, she enjoys QT with her daughters, reading, trips to the shore, and strength training.

 

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

EDUCATION

2002 United States Military Academy at West Point, Bachelor of Science

2013 Neuman University, Doctorate, Physical Therapy

 

CERTIFICATIONS / SPECIALIZATIONS

• Board Certified Physical Therapist

• Hawk Grips IASTM

• Rock Tape FMT Basic

• Personalized Restricted Blood Flow (BFR)

• DorsaVi Clinical Specialist

• CPR/AED Certified

• Concussion Certification

AWARDS / APPEARANCES

• Pat Tillman Military Scholar

• Bronze Star Medal

• Paratrooper Badge

• Army Achievement Medal

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