Adele Levine is a practicing physical therapist. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2001 and her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2005. In 2009, she became a board credentialed Orthopedic Certified Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2003.
Adele Levine worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 2005 until its closure in 2011. She was transferred to the National Naval Medical Center in 2011 (renamed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), where she continued to rehabilitate war amputees for several more years. She also edited the department newsletter, The Turnip, known for such groundbreaking articles as restaurant reviews of the local eatery, Fish in the Hood, and suggestions that the new hospital uniform policy include choices of different superhero costumes.
Adele’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and the Washingtonian.