Sandy Shelton has been the senior physical therapist for the orthopedic unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for over 20 years. She was a member of Vanderbilt’s first committee to develop and implement the use of orthopedic critical pathways, and continues to serve on a hospital-wide collaborative patient care task force.
She has published an article titled “Rehabilitation Following Total Hip Arthroplasty”, served as a guest editor for an edition of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation on the subject of joint replacements and served as a contributing editor to an orthopedic nursing textbook OP Care: Orthopedic Patient Care. In addition to her written contributions, Sandy has also presented to physical therapy conferences and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons on topics on rehabilitation of patients with orthopedic problems. Ms. Shelton received her Geriatric Training Certification in January 2001.