Dr. Gloria Ammons has been proudly appointed to the Physical Therapy board of the American Health Council. Dr. Ammons is based in Greenville, North Carolina and is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Senior Physical Therapist of Cardiopulmonary and Cardiovascular populations at Vidant Medical Center, where she has been dedicated to her position for over 9 years.
Dr. Ammons has a personal connection to the Physical Therapy industry as she required treatment after a sporting injury in middle school. The assistance she received that allowed her to regain her strength was an inspiration. Similarly, her mother was a massage therapist, which is the industry in which Dr. Ammons began her career. Dr. Ammons studied for a BS in Sociology, with a minor in Science, at East Carolina University and graduated in 2003. She followed this by becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2009, which she also received from East Carolina University. Dr. Ammons also holds additional qualifications as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Medical Massage Practitioner.
Dr. Ammons currently works at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. The Vidant Medical Center is an integral part of the Vidant Health system, who serve in excess of 1.4 million people in 29 countries with over 900 licensed beds. Vidant Medical Center holds great prominence for East Carolina University as it is the central teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine because the Vidant Medical Center is the 3rd largest Level I Trauma Center in the country. Specialists from across the globe flock to work here as it is a tertiary care referral center and a Magnet hospital. The Vidant Medical Center possesses a wealth of experience in all aspects of medical care including Children’s, gastroenterology, orthopedics, radiology and palliative care. For Dr. Ammons specifically, her duties include working in critical care and with trauma patients whilst also lecturing the next generation of graduates alongside patients. This is due her extensive expertise in acute care, cardiac/thoracic treatments and neuro and critical care.
Dr. Ammons has amassed over 13 years of experiences and she has been recognized for her dedication through receiving the Allied Health Professional of the Year at Vidant Medical Center in May 2013. Dr. Ammons humbly attributes her success to the efforts of the team and from learning from the mistakes she has made over her career.
In her personal life, Dr. Ammons spends time working within the Youth Ministry. In addition, she gives back to her community through her involvement with the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society and the Allied Health Department of the East Carolina University. Dr. Ammons raises money for the National MS Society through the Peddling Pirates Cycling Group who cycle in New Bern, North Carolina for from 30-200 miles. This charitable work allows her to assist others even further. Dr. Ammons enjoys this cycling in her free time for enjoyment also.
During her spare time, Dr. Ammons also likes to partake in social ballroom and latin dancing as well as mixed martial arts in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Looking to the future, Dr. Ammons has plans to refine her IRB application, assist the recovery and movement of even more patients as well as raising the profile of thoracic walkers.
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Doctor of Physical Therapy at Vidant Medical Center
- Vidant Medical Center – a level I trauma center and the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine
- Vidant Medical Center’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina.
- Vidant Medical Center is a tertiary care referral center and designated Magnet hospital. Our thousands of dedicated health care professionals include specialists from all over the country and around the world.