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Curriculum Vitae
Michele N. Keleher, MS, PT
8 Booth Road
Delmar, New York 12054
(518) 439-1485

1987 - Present

Delmar Physical Therapy Associates
Delmar, New York

Private physical therapy practice, specializing in soft tissue rehabilitation and orthopedics. Treatment modalities rely heavily on CranioSacral therapy, visceral manipulation, muscle energy and myofascial approaches to pain and dysfunction. Included is treatment of Lymphedema with Manual Lymph Drainage and Complex Decongestion Therapy. Refer to the curriculum vitae for postgraduate studies/training and for further documentation. Compression Dynamics is a garment and bandage source for patients requiring these items.

1984 - 1988

Columbia - Greene Homecare Catskill, New York

Contractual home based physical therapy for the elderly following inpatient hospitalization.

1983 - 1990

Promenade Hill Day Treatment Program
Hudson, New York

Consultation to Columbia County ARC. Provided instruction to staff for
client treatment and injury prevention.

1984 - 1986

St. Margaret's House and Hospital for Babies
Albany, New York

Director of physical therapy, supervised professional staff in training severely developmentally disabled children.

1980 - 1989

C.P. Center for the Disabled
Albany, New York

Supervised adult vocational, day treatment and community residence physical therapy programs, including accessibility evaluations and job modifications forthe disabled population.


Liberty Enterprises
Amsterdam, New York

Internship in rehabilitation counseling including vocational evaluation of
developmentally disabled clients and counseling programs for psychiatric

1977 - 1978

Albany Association for the Blind
Albany, New York

Practicum in rehabilitation counseling and physical therapy evaluation and

1972 - 1974

Public Health Nursing
Newport, Vermont

Home based physical therapy including evaluation, treatment and

1969 - 1971

Elks Association
Seattle, Washington

Physical therapy, fund raising and program development.


Northwest Foundation for the Blind
Seattle, Washington

Designed physical therapy program which included diagnosis and treatment for visually impaired population.


Master of Science - State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, 1980. Rehabilitation Counseling.

Bachelor of Science - Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, 1966.
Physical Therapy.

Professional Organizations

National Lymphedema Network

NAVALT - North American Vodder Association of Lymphatic Therapy

CRAAB - Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer
Member Board of Trustees

IAHP - International Association of Health Care Providers

Postgraduate Study and Training


July 2002

Complete Decongestive Bandaging
Assistant Instructor
Upledger Institute
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

June 2002
Consegrity Certification Class
Energy Medicine Training Class
Mary Lynch MD
New London, CT


November 2001

Advanced Consegrity
Mary Lynch MD
Tucson, AZ

October 2001
Advanced Consegrity
Mary Lynch MD
Lee, MA

July 2001
Visceral Manipulation Review II
San Francisco, CA

June 2001
Consegrity Basic
Mary Lynch MD
White Plains, NY

March 2001

Mechanical Link
New York, NY


September 2000

Foot Leveler's Chiropractic Seminar
Rene Espey DC
Albany, NY

June 2000

Sigvaris Fitting Seminar
Syracuse, NY

April 2000

Advanced Lymphatic Mapping
Bruno Chikly MD (France)
Palm Beach, FL

February 2000

Elvarex Fitting Certification Class
Rochester, NY


December 1999

Lymphatic Mapping III,
Bruno Chikly MD (France)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

June 1999

Recertified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy,
North American Dr. Vodder School,
Stowe, VT

April 1999

Teacher Assistant, Lymphatic Mapping I,
Bruno Chikly MD (France)
Boston, MA

April 1999

Certified as a fitter for Beiersdorf-Jobst, Elvarex compression garments
Syracuse, NY

February 1999

Lymphatic Mapping II,
Bruno Chikly MD (France)
Toronto, ONT

January 1999

Lymphatic Mapping I,
Bruno Chikly MD (France)
New York, NY

January 1999

Founded Compression Dynamics Co. Suppliers for all brands of compression garments and bandages for the treatment of lymphedema and other edematous conditions.


Editor of NAVALT News, the official journal of the North American Vodder Association of Lymphatic Therapist


October, 1997

Urogenital Manipulation - Jean-Pierre Barral,
College D' Osteopathie
St. Etienne, France

August, 1997

REIKI: Hands that Heal - Level II
Joyce J. Morris, MS, CADC

June, 1997

Recertification - Vodder Review - for MLD and CDT
North American Dr. Vodder School
Mount Holyoke College
Holyoke, MA


December, 1996

REIKI: Hands that Heal - Level I
Joyce J. Morris, MS, CADC

May, 1996

GYN Physical Therapy for Male and Female Incontinence
Hollis Herman, MS, PT
Beth Shelly, PT
Lynn Assad, PT


August 1 to August 18, 1995

Advanced Course III and IV - Dr. Vodder School - North America,
Victoria, British Columbia affiliated with the Dr. Vodder
School, Austria and the Vodder Center, MLD, Denmark.

Certification in Dr. Vodder Technique of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy. Training included a total of 200 hours
to include MLD, bandaging, exercise and skin care in the treatment of
Lymphedema and various acute and chronic pathologies.

July 1995

Advanced Visceral Manipulation II with Jean-Pierre Barral - Jupiter, Florida

The study of connective tissue pathologies related to energetic changes in the body and cranial suture dysfunction.

June 1995

Rhinebeck, New York

Three day symposium titled Soul Search by noted author and accupressurist, Aminah Raheem, Ph.D. An interactive exploration of mind, body and soul issues related to chronic illness and outcomes of treatment utilizing a total body approach as discussed in her book, "Soul Return."

February 23 to February 25, 1995

Physical Therapy for Elderly Women

A systems advanced approach to anatomic, physiological and functional mechanics of aging in women; Gynecological disorders, incontinence, osteoporosis and hormonal changes, nutrition and exercise programs.

Hollis Herman, MS, PT
Jennifer Bottomley, MS, PT

February 8 to February 11, 1995

Gynecological Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic Floor

Dysfunction for treatment of incontinence (stress, urge and mixed), hypertonus and pre and post-natal and operative conditions.

Hollis Herman, MS, PT
Beth Shelly, PT
Kathe Wallace, PT


Functional Training with Spinal Dysfunction
Frances Ventus Lopez, PT: Clifton Park, New York

Esoteric Healing - Part IV
Ann Higgins: London, England

Vodder Technique for Manual Lymph Drainage and the Treatment
of Lymphodema
Part I - Hartford, Connecticut: Howard Douglas
Part II - Cleveland, Ohio: Richard Harris


Esoteric Healing - Part III
Ann Higgins: London, England

Muscle Energy Techniques - Part I: Pelvic Girdle
Part II: Cervical, Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage
Carol Gordon, PT

Muscle Energy - Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
Jay B. Kain, ATC, PT, Ph.D.

Assistant Instructor - Upledger Institute
CranioSacral Therapy I - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation
Peripheral Integration of Visceral Manipulation
Frank Lowen

Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation
Advanced Visceral Manipulation
Frank Lowen


Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation
Visceral Manipulation II
Frank Lowen

Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation
Manipulation Ia - Ib
Frank Lowen

Work Hardening - IMPAAC
Lauren Hebert, PT

Esoteric Healing - Part II
Ann Higgins: London, England



Upledger Institute
Advanced Cranio Sacral Therapy

Upledger Institute
Somato Emotional Release II

Esoteric Healing - Part I
Ann Higgins: London, England


Upledger Institute
Somato Emotional Release I

Upledger Institute
CranioSacral Therapy II

Work Hardening - IMPAAC
Lauren Hebert, PT

Muscle Energy Techniques - Pelvic Girdle
Cliff Fowler

Muscle Energy Techniques - Clinical Management of Head, Neck and
Facial pain Mariano Rocobado, PT, Ph.D



Work Hardening
Keith Blankenship, PT

Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Quadrant
Janet Travell, MD

Second Annual Conference - The International College for Craniofascial and Vertebral Therapeutics - Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Myofascial Release - Advanced level
John Barnes, PT



Muscle Energy Techniques in the Lumbar Spine
David Lamb

American Academy of Head, Facial and Neck Pain and Temporomandibular
Joint Orthopedics Symposium

Cervical and Lumbar Spine
Duane Saunders

Management of Temporomandibular and Cervical Spine Disorders - Parts I & II Steve Kraus, PT

Muscle Energy Techniques - Clinical Management of Head, Facial, and
Neck Pain Mariano Rocobado, PT, Ph.D.

Advanced Thoracic Spine
Mariano Rocobado, PT, Ph.D.



Muscle Energy Techniques - Pelvic Girdle
Mariano Rocobado, PT, Ph.D.

Muscle Energy Techniques - Advanced Upper Quarter
Mariano Rocobado, PT, Ph.D



Myofascial Release - Beginning Level
John Barnes, PT

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