Curriculum Vitae




University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, May 1982 


Medicare Documentation Compliance, Adamson,PT,SummitnProfessional Education

Graston Technique: Treating the Sensitive Nervous System Part 1- NEuroscience Background and Evaluation, Shakar DPT, Medbridge

The Habits of Stress-Resilient People, King PhD, Summit

CoreTherapies, Balls, Bands and Balance, CE International

Transcutaneous Acupuncture Certification, Dr Norman Shealy

Emerald Isle Meditation Retreat, Brodsky and Orr

Calming the Overactive Brain, Institute for Brain Potential

Access Consciousness Foundation, Level 1,  Access Bars and Body Class

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation

Coding, Billing, Documentation, and Compliance for PT, OT and Speech,  Summit Professional Education

Understanding the Gut Brain: Stress, Appetite, Digestion, and Mood, Institute for Brain Potential

Corrective Kinesiology Taping, Summit Professional Education

Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Right Brain Thinkers, Summit Professional Education

Aromatouch, Doterra

Functional Muscle Therapy, McKeever

Cardiac Habituation, School of Integrative Manual Therapy

Conscious Systems, Mark Dunn ND

2011 Update in Orthopedics- Caring for the Community: A Joint Effort in Orthopedics, Southeast AHEC

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Upper and Lower Quadrants, Mulligan and Wilk

Total Motion Release 1 and 2, Tom  Dalonzo-Baker

Quantum Tapping, Dr Maureen Maples

Matix Energetics, Richard Bartlett

Adrenals and Stress and Related Disorders, School of Integrative Manual Therapy

Breathable Body, Litman

Motions of Emotions, Harper

Manually Managing Pain: The Use of Simple Contact for Neural Tension and Chronic Pain, Dorko

Acutonics 1, Goldstone

Evolutionary Process 1, 2, and 3, Savage

Embryology, Obermeier

Continuum and the Healing Process, A healthy Immune System, Conrad and Scurlock-Durana

Respiratory Rehab,DCR

International Conference of  Natural and Alternative Medicine 2000, Cuba

Feldenkrais Pelvic Floor workshop-Burdock

Visceral Manipulation- IA, IB, II, Advanced, Practical Integration of, Biologic Analogs: Neural Mobilization and Circulatory System, Upledger Institute

Allied Program and Professional Program Phase I & II Gestalt Therapy, Hartford Family Inst.

Process Acupressure I , II,  III, and 4, Basic Acupressure 1 and  2,  Soul Work and the Spirit Channel, Inner Child, Ancestral Healing, Raheem

Neurodevelopmental Approach for the Orthopedic and Pain Patient: The Functional Aspect of Rehabilitation, Wilson

Applying Acupuncture Principles to Body Work, Upledger

Direct Cranial, URSA, Functional Cranial - Styles; Cranial Fluid Dynamics I, II & III, Thom

Manual Therapy for the Pediatric Patient, URSA

Myofascial Release, URSA, Weiselfish

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Trunk and Extremities, Indirect and Direct, Treating the Cervicals and Thoracic Cage, URSA

Zero Balancing I & II, Gulliam Alchemy of Touch, Smith

Feldenkrais Level I, Wildman

Freedom Through Integration, Introduction, Part I, Part II, Weider

Manual Lymph Drainage I & II, Dr. Vodder's School of Manual Lymph Drainage

Muscle energy, Weiselfish, Rex, Styles, Muscle Energy of Ribs and Extremities-DCR

Mobilization, Muscle Energy, and Indirect Techniques of the Upper Extremity, Weiselfish

Craniosacral, I & II, & Advanced, Upledger, Weiselfish and Burns

Introduction to Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation - SI, Paris

Basic Splinting, Roylan

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, New England Sports Medicine Institute, Yale School of Medicine

Posture and Pain, Kendall

TMJ, Weiselfish and Gross

Functional Orthopedics, Johnson

Cyriax, Woodman

Lumbar Spine, McKenzie

Burns Program, University of Connecticut

Somatoemotional Release I and II, Upledger

Life Forces, Integrity of the Vessel, Sacred Woman – Thom

Mechanical Link I, Chauffour

Through the Growing Edge, Raheem & Smith

Fascial Regulators, Lowen



9/98 - current      Self employed Physical Therapist                                        Wilmington, NC

1/98 - 8/98          New Hanover Regional Medical Center                                 Wilmington, NC

                          Outpatient staff physical therapist per diem

8/97 - 11/97        EBS Healthstaff, Wausau Hospital                                         Wausau, WI

                          Acute Care Staff Physical Therapist

1/97 - 7/97          EBS Healthstaff, New Hanover Regional Medical Center        Wilmington, NC

                          Outpatient Staff Physical Therapist

3/87 - 12/96        Regional Physical Therapy                                                   West Hartford, CT

                          Manager of West Hartford Office & Clinical Director of the practice

                          Hired, trained and managed 8 clerical staff and 24 clinical staff.  Established policy 

                          and procedure manual to effectively manage 400% growth of practice, rendering 2,700 

                          client sessions per month. Developed manual therapy program for graduate and 

                          undergraduate physical therapy students. Responsible for scheduling, productivity 

                          and cost containment. Treated clients using manual physical therapy.

11/84 - 3/87        Temple Physical Therapy                                                    New Haven, CT

                          Staff Physical Therapist specializing in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

6/82 - 11/84        Griffin Hospital                                                                  Derby, CT

                                             Staff Physical Therapist


National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork


Muscle Energy - Instructor

Myofascial Release - Instructor

Orthopedic Study Group of Connecticut - Lecturer

Protective Muscle Spasm - Instructor

VM1A & VMII - Assistant

CSI & CSII - Assistant


~ Elizabeth Ventre is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork as a continuing 

    education provider under Category A.

Beth’s background in Manual Therapy includes:

                Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain/Counterstrain, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Zero Balancing, 

                Myofascial Release, Cyriax, McKenzie, Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation, Acupressure, 

                Matrix Energetics 1-2, Total Motion Release, Manual Lymph Drainage, Somatoemotional Release, 

                Body- Oriented Gestalt Therapy, cold laser and Conscious Systems.