Staff Spotlight: Neil Abella
Neil Abella is our newest Physical Therapy Assistant and is based out of the St. Johnsbury clinic. Neil took units in Master of Physical Therapy from Southwestern University after graduating from his 5-year Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy course from Misamis University in the Philippines.
Neil graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program from River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH in 2017. He has had various exposures in acute/subacute care, community-based rehabilitation, outpatient, skilled nursing facility, and home health settings in the Philippines and in the US for the past 20 years.
Neil is also a certified First Aid instructor in the Philippines and held an EMT license here in the US. He recently got certified this year for the LSVT BIG Program to help People with Parkinson ’s disease.
Neil greatly enjoys mountain biking, stand up paddling, and hiking with his family. He gets immense pride in defeating his 9-year-old and 22-year-old sons in games of chess and he loves to walk his high energy dog, Rocky twice a day.