Tricia Herford received a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Frostburg State University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Besides treating patients on a day-to-day basis, she helps to ensure the clinic is running smoothly and works very hard to create a healing atmosphere.
Tricia has taken a deep compassion for the concussion patient population. She is the Director of Pivot’s Concussion Rehabilitation program, where she educates and trains our therapists on the complex nature of the injury as well as how to manage and treat patients who have sustained a concussion and dealing with post concussion syndrome. She is certified in Concussion Management and was part of the first Concussion Certification programs in the country. She states “After completing the Concussion Management Certification Program, it has helped me understand the overwhelming struggle my post concussion patients’ are faced with everyday. It has also encouraged me to be more compassionate and patient with them as they work towards recovery. As a result of the curriculum in the course, I’m much more knowledgeable about the roles of the other medical professionals during post-concussive rehab process and the importance of constant communication with those professionals. It’s clear to me that treating concussions requires a team approach, and that successful rehabilitation can genuinely improve these patients’ quality of life.”
Besides the concussion population, she also holds certifications in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Dry Needling, and Functional Movement (FMS) as well as has her pool operator license for the aquatic center in the Annapolis location.
When she isn’t working, she is an avid runner and spends much time with her family.