Taylor Dean, PTA, CNA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Taylor Dean is a Physical Therapist Assistant who recently joined the Center for Advanced Orthopedics that is located in California, MD. Taylor is excited to be part of the team and hopes to expand her knowledge and skills through her journey.
Taylor was a dual enrolled graduate from Great Mills High school and College of Southern Maryland (CSM) where she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in 2020. As she explored the field of health care, she continued at CSM to earn her Associates degree in Applied Science in 2023. Taylor is an esteemed graduate of the Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education (CACHE) Physical Therapist Assistant Program, and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2023.
As a recent graduate, Taylor gained clinical knowledge in outpatient, inpatient and pediatric settings. She has worked with a wide range of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Taylor has treated many different diagnoses involving the spine, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and has experience with different neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, cerebral palsy, TBI’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Moving forward, Taylor hopes to assist athletes return to sport, prevent future injuries, and enhance sports performance.
Taylor strongly believes that unique and individualized programs paired with hardwork and dedication produces results. Taylor’s goal is to provide patients with manual therapy and exercise-based therapeutic skills to enhance their rehabilitation. Taylor wants to ensure patients will reach their goals and get back to enjoying life.
Outside of her occupation, Taylor lives an active lifestyle. She enjoys playing sports, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Taylor is a firm believer in giving back to the community which is evidenced by the time she devotes to coaching and training youth basketball players.