Dr. Patrick Berner, PT, DPT, RDN, CEAS

Education

  • Dietetic Internship

    • University of Houston - Distance Dietetic Internship

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

    • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL

    • Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with minors in Business and Kinesiology

    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

    • Outstanding Graduate in College of Nursing & Allied Health


                             Professional Licensure and Certifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of South Carolina

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of North Carolina

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • CEAS, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (The Back School)

  • CPR and First Aid Certified (American Heart Association Health Care Provider)

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association

  • South Carolina American Physical Therapy Association

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • South Carolina Dietetics Association

  • Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies

Publications

  • Severin, R., Berner, P. M., Miller, K. L., & Mey, J. (2019). The Crossroads of Aging: An Intersection of Malnutrition, Frailty, and Sarcopenia. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation35(1), 79-87.

Speaker Experience

  • “FUEL for Optimal Care: The Role of NUTRITION in Home Health Therapy,” Live Webinar, ContinuED, 2019.

  • “It’s Time to DO More. Transforming Society IN and OUT of the Clinic.” and “The Integration of Nutrition into Physical Therapist Practice,” Guest lecturer for Northern Arizona University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy – Professional Development Seminar, Flagstaff, AZ, 2019.

  • “The Fundamentals of Nutrition for Physical Therapists,” Guest lecturer for University of Kansas Medical Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Online Lecture, 2019.

  • “The Role of Nutrition in Geriatric Physical Therapy,” Live Webinar, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2019.

  • “The Fundamentals of Nutrition for Physical Therapists,” Guest lecturer for Western Carolina University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Cullowhee, NC, 2018.

  • “Health & Well-Being: Earning a Seat at the Table,” Presentation for the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2018 State Payment & Policy Forum, Kansas City, MO, 2018.

  • “Nutritional Screening and Intervention for the Home Health Therapist,” Elective course of the Advanced Competency in Home Health program, Home Health Section and American Physical Therapy Association Learning Center, 2018.

  • “The Fundamentals of Nutrition for Physical Therapists,” Guest lecturer for University of Kansas Medical Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Online Lecture, 2018.

  • "Is Good Nutrition the New Tradition?" The Oxford Debate (Winning Team), American Physical Therapy Association's Annual NEXT Conference, Orlando, FL, 2018.

  • "The Fundamentals of Nutrition for Physical Therapists," Guest lecturer for the University of South Carolina's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Columbia, SC, 2018.

  • "Population Health in a Physical Therapy World. It’s How WE “Transform Society”," Presentation for the South Carolina American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, 2018.

  • "Leaving Behind the Silo and Transforming Society with Interdisciplinary Care," Presentation for the South Carolina American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, 2018.

  • "Designing and Implementing Effective Prevention and Health Promotion Models," Continuing education course, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2018. 

  • "Applying a Population Health Framework in Physical Therapist Practice - Part 1: Introduction," Webinar for the American Physical Therapy Association Learning Center, 2017.

  • “Innovation in Wellness.” Presentation for the South Carolina American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Greenville, SC, 2017.

  • “Prevention and Health Promotion in Physical Therapist’s Practice: The Time is NOW!,” Continuing education course, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2017.