Cheryl Ramos, DPT
Cheryl graduated from University of Montevallo with a Bachelor’s degree in Education for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. She taught at the Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD) in Talladega, AL for 11 years. She taught middle and elementary school with 3 years of teaching classes with children with multiple disabilities. She taught ASL (American Sign Language) classes for children and adults in the community. She was an assistant with coaching the ASD soccer team. Cheryl loved teaching the children and collaborating with other teachers and professionals for the best education for the individual child. After moving to Huntsville with their two children for her husband’s job, Cheryl went back to school. She graduated from University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2008 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Cheryl had completed a clinical at UCP in 2008 and was hired in 2009 as a full time physical therapist for outpatient and Early Intervention. She has taken a variety of courses related to best practices for treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders, pediatric equipment, orthotics, gait interventions for birth-3 population with posture and movement dysfunction, and children with spina bifida.
Cheryl loves working with the children and their families. She feels that the collaboration between therapists of different disciplines at UCP is essential to providing the best care for the children. Cheryl loves the challenge of making therapy “fun” and playful for the children and collaborating with the families to address the needs of the child at home and in community to support the child and family. Collaborating with other therapists, CRS (Children’s Rehabilitation Services), vendors, orthotists, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR) physicians, and professionals in the community provides the optimal care for the child. Cheryl feels blessed to have this opportunity to work with the children and families through UCP.