Todd received a BS in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach and later a Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. Todd is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA). He is also a member of the Sir Charles Bell Society and an affiliate member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). He became a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) under the auspices of the AAOP in May, 2009.
Some of Todd’s publications include: “Physical Therapy and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation” a chapter in The Facial Nerve, May’s 2nd Edition, “Muscle Activity in the Partially Paralyzed Face after Placement of a Fascial Sling: A Preliminary Report”, and “One-stage Reanimation of the Paralyzed Face using the Rectus Abdominis Neuromuscular Free Flap”. He also serves as moderator of the Treatment forum on the Bell’s palsy information site, www.bellspalsy.ws.
He is currently employed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Centers for Rehab Services as a physical therapist with specialty in facial nerve and orofacial pain (TMJ) disorders. He teaches courses on facial paralysis conditions and the basics of TMD evaluation and treatment.