Cheri Raimonde, PT, DPT
Cheri Raimonde is a physical therapist with a clinical doctorate in physical therapy in Verde Valley Medical Center’s EntireCare Rehab and Sports Medicine Experts department. She is located at the west Sedona outpatient location.
Expertise and Special Interests
Cheri enjoys learning from working with patients with a variety of diagnoses. She has a special interest in neurological rehabilitation, and finds working with that particular patient population both challenging and rewarding. Cheri was a leader in the creation of EntireCare’s Neuro Boot Camp, an intensive treatment program for neurological diagnoses.
Cheri completed specialized training to work with Parkinson’s disease patients, and is also trained in the use of the Bioness assistive walking device. She is skilled in the use of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation or PNF techniques, a set of stretching methods used to enhance active and passive range of motion with the goal of optimizing motor performance and rehabilitation.
Cheri’s interest in physical therapy began after her father fell off a roof, fracturing his left elbow and hip. She knew she would enjoy working in a field that encompassed exercise, healing and a close relationship with patients. Cheri appreciates the holistic aspect of treatment and having the knowledge to treat not just the affected body part, but the whole patient.
Education and Certification
Cheri received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She then completed physical therapy prerequisite classes and was an adjunct professor in Biology concepts and anatomy and physiology classes at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix. Cheri earned a master’s of physical therapy and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. She is also a credentialed clinical instructor for students completing physical therapy internships.
Cheri’s philosophy is to keep moving because exercise and mobility are the best medicine.
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