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Movement is Medicine™ Virtual Summit

March 7th, 2021


Nivedita Jerath, MD, MS, is a board-certified neurologist and neuromuscular specialist with outstanding credentials and a special interest in helping patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies.

Growing up in Augusta, Georgia, she was a nationally ranked tennis player who decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a neurologist. A proud graduate of Harvard University, where she was an award-winning student and athlete, she earned her medical degree at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and returned to Harvard for her neurology residency. She next followed her husband to Iowa City, where she completed consecutive fellowships in neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases and earned a master’s degree in translational biomedicine at the University of Iowa.

Before moving to Central Florida to serve as a neuromuscular division director for AdventHealth Orlando, Dr. Jerath served as Director of the Charcot Marie Tooth Association Center of Excellence and as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida. Under Dr. Jerath’s leadership and in less than a year, the Neuromuscular Medicine program at AdventHealth Orlando has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation and by the Periodic Paralysis Association. The program provides comprehensive multi-disciplinary care, with electrodiagnostic and genetic testing for patients with ALS, CMT, SMA, Periodic Paralysis, and other neuromuscular conditions. Clinical trials for CIDP and CMT, as well as research projects also are underway through this program.

Dr. Jerath serves as a medical expert on the Periodic Paralysis Association advisory board and helps serve neuromuscular patients from all over the country, currently with patients from more than 24 states across the country. Dr. Jerath speaks at multiple conferences across the country and is passionate about helping patients with neuromuscular diseases in any way possible.


Jennifer Campbell, Clinical/Operations Manager at AdventHealth Sports Med and Rehab at Orlando Avenue, Speech Language Pathologist

Jennifer Campbell graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2006 with a focus in working with the Adult Neuro Population.  She has practiced in Inpatient Rehabilitation, Acute Care and the Outpatient settings with extensive experience in Speech, Swallowing, and Cognitive disorders as a result of Neurological etiologies.



Laura Patrick, Clinical Neuro Program Manager, Physical Therapist

Laura Patrick graduated from University of Florida with a Doctor of Physical Therapy back in 2010.  Since this time, she has focused her career in treating the neurological population.  Her focus and passion for the neurological population has landed her as the Clinical Neuro Program Manager for AdventHealth Sports Med and Rehab for the last 3 years.  Recently, she has obtained her Board Certifition as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy.


Matthew Marse, Exercise Physiologist

Hi, my name is Matt, I’m a graduate from the Univeristy of Central Florida with a degree in exercise science. I have been working at Advent health for 4.5 years as an exercise physiologist. I’m a Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise is Medicine with the American College of Sports Medicine; also, I am a certified PWR! Instructor. I love working with the neuro population because of how rewarding it is to see the progress of my clients. Also, every day and client are so different which keeps me motivated to learn and progress as an exercise physiologist.


Phoi Truong, Neurological Occupational Therapist


B.S. Applied Physiology and Kinesiology w/ a specialty in Fitness & Wellness from the University of Florida

MSOT (Master of Science in Occupational Therapy) from Thomas Jefferson University 

Job Experience:

1 year in Acute Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with rotations on the neurology floor/intermediate intensive care unit and pre/post lung transplant care

2 years in Outpatient Neuro with AdventHealth; currently in 4th year of practice

Certification: Pending completion of the CSRS

* My passion for neurology and this patient population lies in the diversity and dynamic qualities it presents on a daily basis, which consistently challenges me and allows for opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary care. As an outpatient therapist, I have had the privilege to witness not only how life changing these chronic and progressive conditions can be, but how powerful therapy is in supporting function for autonomy and independence.


Brad Elliot graduated from Sacramento State University in California with a bachelor’s of science degree in Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitations: Kinesiology.  He has been working in the field of Sports Medicine and Rehab for over 5 years, and has been a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at AdventHealth Sports Med and Rehab for 1 year.  He has a dep passion for working with both the neurological and orthopedic population and chooses to work with these patients everyday as he see the impact that movement has on their quality of life.


Allyson Demetriadis, PT, DPT


Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Allyson Demetriadis graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2016 with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. In 2017, Allyson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s neurological residency program and later obtained her board certification with the title of Neurologic Clinical Specialist. Allyson’s passion has been treating neurological conditions with a recent emphasis on neuromuscular conditions.


Sherri Flynt, MPH, RD, LD; Manager, Center for Nutritional Excellence

Sherri graduated from Loma Linda University in 1984 with a Master’s in Public Health.  She became a dietitian in 1985 and joined AdventHealth in 1989.  Sherri’s dedication to improving the health of Central Florida lead her to become the Manager of AdventHealth’s Center for Nutritional Excellence.  During her time as a manager, Sherri has developed a passion for showing individuals how even small changes in eating habits can help with disease management and improvement in overall physical and mental health.