Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.

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Courtney Moldenhauer, MSPAS, PA-C

Ms. Bock has always been attracted to health care. She worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Progressive Physical Therapy in Rockville, Maryland, before joining the staff at the Southeastern Spine Institute.

Even the organizations for which she has volunteered her time have a health care slant to them. She’s volunteered with the ALS 5K Run, a race to raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research; the CARES Clinic Elective, a student-run, free clinic for uninsured residents of South Carolina and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, a 5K race to raise money for breast cancer research. Additionally, Ms. Bock has been involved with the Towards No Tobacco Project, a program to educate elementary school children about the dangers of smoking.

Education and Background

Ms. Bock graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She earned Dean’s List Honors at both schools.

In addition, she completed nine clinical rotations for eight various sub-specialties at seven different institutions in South Carolina as part of her education. Highlights include rotations at the East Cooper Regional Medical Center for Internal Medicine, the Roper St. Francis Hospital for Emergency Medicine and Carolinas Complete Care for Women for Women’s Health.

Board Certification and Associations

Ms. Bock completed certification training from the American Heart Association (AHA) to become a Basic Life Support (BLS) provider, an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider. She is an active member of the following professional societies:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

A Presenter and Author Too

Along with several others, Ms. Bock is working on a publication entitled Comparison of PA Program Selection Factors Between Traditional Versus Non-Traditional Students. She has also given several lectures on the topic in Atlanta and Baltimore.