Andy Beltz, PT, DPT, Herdman Certificates in Vestibular Rehabilitation

CURRICULUM VITAE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 


Sept 18, 2022

Andy Beltz, PT, DPT

Assistant Manager- Aultman Tusc Therapy 

Home Phone Number: 330-232-4108

www.fightdizziness.com

beltzandy1@gmail.com


EDUCATION & TRAINING 


Undergraduate

         1999 Bachelors of science Bowling Green State University, Ohio Physical Therapy

Graduate School

         2021 Transitional Doctorate Arcadia University, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy


Other Professional Training

2000-2003 ENT and Audiology Mentorship, Canton, Ohio Vestibular Rehab

2001 Vestibular Certification Emory University, Giorgia Vestibular Rehab

2002 Advanced Vestibular Certification Emory University, Giorgia Vestibular Rehab

2020-2021 International Online Vestibular Diploma Training Vestibular Rehab


Licensure and Certification

1999 Ohio Physical Therapy 8921

2001 Giorgia Herdman Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation

2002 Giorgia Herdman Certificate in Vestibular Function Test Interpretation and Application to Rehab

2013 Ohio Tai Chi for Arthritis

2019 Ohio Credentialed Clinical Instructor

2021 World International Online Vestibular Diploma


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS  

 2004-2010 Adjunct Faculty Physical Therapy Walsh University, Canton, Ohio     

2021 Adjunt Faculty Physical Therapy Tufts, University, Boston, Massachusetts


EMPLOYMENT 

1999-present Physical Therapist Outpatient Therapy Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio

2003 - 2008 PRN Physical Therapist Skilled Nursing CGB Therapy, Massillon, Ohio

2005  -2007 PRN Physical Therapist Skilled Nursing Genesis Rehabilitation, Sebring, Ohio


ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS 

2005-2018 Lead Therapist Tusc Therapy Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio

2019-present Assistant Manager Tusc Therapy Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio


AWARDS AND HONORS 

1999 Faculty Award      Medical College of Ohio Toledo, Ohio

      2001 Rising Star Award Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2005 Patient Satisfaction Award Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2006 Career Enhancement Award Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2008 Winning With Teamwork Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2008 Exploring Leader Participant Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2009 You Make a Difference Award Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2010 Speaker: Leadership Conference Union Hospital Dover, Ohio

2014 Points of Caring Award Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2017 Outstanding Physical Therapist Ohio PT Association Columbus, Ohio

2018 You Make a Difference Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2018 Education Leadership Conference Scholarship Recipient Ohio University Athens, Ohio

2019 Ohio Health Care Worker of the Year Nominee Canton, Ohio

2020 Outstanding Clinical Instructor Ohio University Athens, Ohio

2020 Expert Panel Speaker Youngstown State Youngstown, Ohio

2021 Difference Maker: Clinical Instr Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2021 Difference Maker: COVID Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2021 Outstanding CI nominee Ohio University Athens, Ohio

2021 Outstanding Clinical Instructor Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio


INSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEE SERVICE 

      2013-2015 Co-Chair Shared Governance Council AultmanTherapy Canton, Ohio

2016-2017 Research council chair-elect Shared Governance Aultman Canton, Ohio

2017-2019 Research council chair Shared Governance Aultman Canton, Ohio


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES 

1997-Present American Physical Therapy Association

2018-2019 National Vestibular Association


HEALTH-RELATED ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICE

1999-2002 Beechwood Christian Church Alliance, Ohio Mission Committee 2000-2002 Beechwood Christian Church Alliance, Ohio Worship Team Leader  2000-2002 Beechwood Christian Church Alliance, Ohio Youth Group Leader

2003-2009 First Christian Church Canton, Ohio Lifegroup Leader

2004-2008 Walsh University PT 730 Canton, Ohio Clinical Volunteer Coordinator

2005-2008 First Christian Church Canton, Ohio Follow Up Team Leader

2007-2009 Walsh Univ. Undergrad Program Canton, Ohio Independent Study Coordinator

2007-2009 Marlboro Girls Softball Marlboro, Ohio Assistant Softball Coach

2013-present Louisville Christian Church Louisville, Ohio Sunday School Teacher

2014-2015 Louisville Soccer Association Louisville, Ohio Head Soccer Coach

2015-present Louisville Christian church Louisville, Ohio Communion Thought Presenter

2015-2020 Louisville Christian Church Louisville, Ohio Team Transformation Leader

2015-2016 YMCA Louisville, Ohio Head Flag Football Coach

2016-2017 YMCA Louisville, Ohio Head Baseball/Basketball Coach

2017-2019 Louisville Wrestling Club Louisville, Ohio Assistant Coach

2019 Junior Achievement League Canton, Ohio Team Member

2019 American Heart Association Canton, Ohio Heart Walk Coach

2021 American Heart Association Canton, Ohio Heart Walk Coach

2021 Upwards Basketball Marlboro, Ohio Head Basketball Coach

2021 Baseball Association Louisville, Ohio Head Baseball Coach

2021   YMCA   Louisville, Ohio    Assistant Football Coach

2021-present    Louisville Christian Church    Louisville, Ohio    Elder

2022   UnHitched Brewers   Louisville, Ohio    Head Baseball Coach

2022   Leopard Prowl   Lousiville, Ohio    Strength and Agility Coach

2022 Knowing the Big Three is Key Online 60 minutes Aultman Health Talk




TRAINING OF STUDENTS/TRAINEES  


Students/Mentees:

2006 Stephanie Hasapis Student PT Clinical Instructor Walsh Physical Therapist

2006 Melissa Lombardi Student PT Clinical Instructor Univ of Toledo Physical Therapist

2009 Dan Melito Student PT Clinical Instructor Walsh Physical Therapist

2010 Chris Schlachter Student PT Clinical Instructor Stark State PT Assistant

2011 Kristen Udall Student PT Clinical Instructor Walsh Physical Therapist

2013 Amanda Mihalik Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio State Physical Therapist

2014 Joshua Boyd Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio State Physical Therapist

2014 Olivia Richardson Student PT Clinical Instructor Walsh Physical Therapist

2014 Tyler Sponaugle Student PT Capstone Instructor Cleveland State Physical Therapist

2015 Craig Giambattista Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio State Physical Therapist

2015 Cliff Wolosianski Student PT Capstone Instructor Ohio State Physical Therapist

2015 Ashley Miller Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio State Physical Therapist

2016 Andrew Jones Student PT Clinical Instructor Wheeling Jesuit Physical Therapist

2016 Marissa Nocera Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio University Physical Therapist

2017 Emily Ellerbrock Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio University Physical Therapist

2018 Clay Densmore Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio University Physical Therapist

2019 Paul Dunn Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio University Physical Therapist

2020 Jesse Oxley Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio University Physical Therapist

2020 Nanami Mano Student PT Clinical Instructor Slippery Rock Physical Therapist

2021 Brooke Kinsey Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio University Physical Therapist 

2021 Cassidy Kirven Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio State Physical Therapist

2021 Jessica Edwards Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio State Physical Therapist

2022 Sarah Newkirk Student PT Clinical Instructor Ohio University Physical Therapist





EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 

2008 Walsh University vestibular capstone project advisor            

2013-2019 Internal medicine and family practice resident’s vestibular clinical rotation supervisor

2015 Ohio State vestibular capstone project supervisor            

2013 Cleveland State vestibular capstone project supervisor      

2003-present Clinical Site Coordinator


PRACTICE ACTIVITIES & INNOVATIONS

2000-2005 Chair of performance improvement committee Aultman Therapy

2000-2008 Neuro team lead Aultman Tusc Therapy

2000-2018 Acute Care PRN Physical Therapist Aultman Hospital

2000-present  Provided 25 community health talks live and via radio Various

2000-Present Dizziness, balance, and fall prevention program lead Aultman Tusc Therapy

2000-present    OT and Speech Neuro Collaboration

2001-2004 Gallup survey representative Aultman Hospital

2001-2004 Outing Committee Leader Aultman Therapy

2001-2006 Chair of Tusc Time Outs Aultman Tusc Therapy

2002-2004 Cerner Physician Lead Super User Aultman Hospital

2007-2009 Project manager for Staffing Agency Aultman Therapy

2014-2019 Geriatrician fall prevention collaboration Elizabeth Baum, MD

2015-present Concussion collaboration Morgan Casto, DPT

2017-present Functional optometry collaboration Grant Vision Therapy

2019-present NeuroVisual specialist collaboration Vision Specialists of Michigan

2021-present Assistant manager starting new practice Aultman Dover Therapy

2021-present Vestibular specialty implementation Aultman Dover Therapy


VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS & INVITED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS


Invited Academic Presentations 


Local/Regional:

Vestibular Rehab: “What Do You Mean By Dizzy?” (Ohio CE APPROVED)

2003 Onsite 12 hour Union Hospital Dover, Ohio

2003 Onsite 12 hour Alliance Community Hospital Alliance, Ohio

2003 Onsite 12 hour Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2003 Onsite 12 hour Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio

2005 Onsite 12 hour Mowder Consulting Michigan

2005 Onsite 12 hour Walsh University Canton, Ohio

2006 Onsite 12 hour Walsh University Canton, Ohio

2007 Onsite 12 hour Walsh University Canton, Ohio

2008 Onsite 12 hour Ohio Health Columbus, Ohio

2008 Onsite 12 hour Extendicare Columbus, Ohio

2008 Onsite 12 hour Walsh University Canton, Ohio

2010 Onsite 12 hour Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio


What Every Health Care Provider Must Know About Treating Dizziness (Ohio CE Approved)

2003 Onsite 1 hour Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio


Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Made Easy (Ohio CE Approved)

2004 Onsite 6 hour Cleveland Clinic Wooster, Ohio

2004 Onsite 6 hour Walsh University Canton, Ohio

2004 Onsite 6 hour Aultman Therapy Canton, Ohio

2012 Onsite 3 hour Ohio Physical Therapy Association Columbus, Ohio


Treatment of Dizziness and Balance Disorders Made Easy (CEU APPROVED)

2005 Onsite 12 hour CGB Therapy Louisville, Ohio

2005 Onsite 12 hour Quality Care Michigan

2006 Onsite 12 hour Aspen Therapy Massillon, Ohio

2007 Onsite 12 hour CGB Therapy Canton, Ohio

2009 Onsite 12 hour Quality Care Michigan


Vestibular Update (CEU Approved)

2007 Onsite 3 hour Aultman Woodlawn Therapy Canton, Ohio

2007 Onsite 3 hour Aultman North Theray Canton, Ohio


What Every Therapy Assistant Must Know About Treating Dizziness

2008 Onsite 6 hour Stark State PTA Program Canton, Ohio


Manual Therapy for Neck Pain, Headaches and Dizziness

2008 Onsite 1 hour Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio


BPPV: Find It and Fix It

2008 Onsite 1 hour Aultman Hospital Canton, Ohio


Still Dizzy!  Now What?  Updates in Vestibular Rehabilitation (CEU APPROVED)

2013 Onsite 7 hour Alliance Community Hospital Alliance, Ohio

2014 Onsite 7 hour Aultman Acute Care Canton, Ohio


Vestibular Screening and Treatment in Orthopaedic Practice: When to Refer (CEU APPROVED)

2014 Onsite 7 hour Ohio Physical Therapy Association Canton, Ohio


Vestibular Screening and Treatment In Therapy Practice-When To Refer (CEU APPROVED)

2015 Onsite 7 hour Woodlawn Therapy Canton, Ohio

2015 Onsite and Broadcast Online 7 hour Outpatient Therapy Canton, Ohio

2015 Onsite 7 hour Aultman Outpatient Therapy Canton, Ohio

2016 Onsite 7 hour Ohio Physical Therapy Association Canton, Ohio

2017 Onsite 7 hour Ohio Physical Therapy Association Youngstown, Ohio

2017 Onsite 7 hour Laurels Canton, Ohio

2017 Onsite 7 hour Sprenger Healthcare Cleveland, Ohio

2017 Onsite 7 hour Cleveland Clinic Dover, Ohio


BPPV Vs. Orthostatic Hypotension: Going Beyond “What do you Mean by Dizzy” (CEU APPROVED)

2016 Onsite 1 hour Geriatric Niche Symposium Canton, Ohio


Rocks Vs. Stroke

2017 Onsite 1 hour Critical Care Symposium Canton, Ohio


GO and Spin No More (CEU APPROVED)

2017 Online 7 hour www.fightdizziness.com Louisville, Ohio


Dizziness: Knowing “The Big Three is Key”  (CEU APPROVED)

2018 Onsite 1 hour Geriatric Niche Symposium Canton, Ohio


Vestibular Rehab: Going Beyond  What do you Mean by Dizzy?”  Part I (CEU APPROVED)

2017 Onsite 12 hour Team Rehab Sterling Heights, Michigan

2018 Onsite 12 hour Team Rehab Sterling Heights, Michigan

2019 Onsite 12 hour Team Rehab Sterling Heights, Michigan

2022 Onsite 12 hour Team Rehab Sterling Heights, Michigan


Vestibular Rehab: “Going Beyond What do You Mean by Dizzy?”  Part II (Advanced Course) (CEU APPROVED)

2019 Onsite 12 hour Team Rehab Sterling Heights, Michigan


Burn The Ships

2020 Online 30 minutes Aultman Strength for the Journey Canton, Ohio


Don’t Look Back

2021 Online 30 minutes Aultman Strength for the Journey Canton, Ohio


Burn The Ships

2022 Online 30 minutes Aultman Strength for the Journey Canton, Ohio


The Power of Sweetspot Living

2022 Online 30 minutes Aultman Strength for the Journey


Peripheral Vs. Central Vertigo

2022 Online one hour Aultman Emergency Medical Residents

2022 Onsite one hour Aultman Emergency Medical Residents (lab portion)


International:

Bedside Basics of Vestibular Rehab.  Choosing the Right Tools at the Right Time   

2020 Online 1 hour Audiology-Vestibular International Science Academy

Speaker for online vestibular diploma course


Preventing and Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Dizziness.  A Vision for Healthcare Providers All Around the World

2020 Online 1 hour Audiology-Vestibular International Science Academy

Speaker for online vestibular diploma course


MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS 

1999 “The Effects of Magnetic Insoles on Antalgic Gait.”                      

Michelle Masterson, M.Ed., P.T., Sandra Woolley, Ph.D., Andrew Beltz, Linlin Jiang, Nancy Sidhu


2018 “Clinician Self-Efficacy Related to Dizziness When Stakes are High.”                      

Principal Investigator: Andy Beltz with Megan Donaldson, PT, PhD


2015-Present “Good Vibrations to Diagnose Dizziness.”                                          

Principal Investigator: Andy Beltz, with Megan Donaldson, PT, PhD

240 subjects with control.   ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02626


Research Related Activities

2015-1017 Research Academy Aultman Hospital

2017 Research advisor: “Health Coaching Effects on Stress and Intention to Leave in Novice Nurses

2018 Research advisor: “How the Use of a Metronome Affects Outcomes in Aquatic Therapy.”    


BIBLIOGRAPHY 


Non-print Scholarship:

  1. Blog: www.fightdizziness.com 

  2. Radio Show: https://www.medshoprx.com/blog/andy-beltz-physical-therapist-explains-dizziness-and-balance-issues

  3. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jg-S0m0XYN7h6vFeW9QCA

  4. Video made with over 10,000 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSen_2_uR4s&list=PLGlOqDvWRLgp2AwpdduHI0CoO1xudgodc

  5. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/spinnomore/

  6. 2021 Personal Home Video in the Diagnosis of Vertigo in Physical Therapy: A Simple, Novel Test,  Case Report 

Author: Andy Beltz, PT, DPT, Arcadia University








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