Physical Therapy Faculty Earn Board Certification

Please join us in congratulating the following physical therapy faculty on achieving certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).  The Mission of the ABPTS is to “Advance the profession of physical therapy by establishing, maintaining, and promoting standards of excellence for clinical specialization, and by recognizing the advanced knowledge, skills and experience by physical therapist practitioners through specialist credentialing.”

Dr. Rebecca Reisch was awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health (WCS) physical therapy by the ABPTS of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Dr. Reisch is also recognized by the ABPTS as a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic (OCS) physical therapy. 

Dr. Tzurei Chen was awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric (GCS) physical therapy by the ABPTS. 

In addition, Dr. Kimberly Malin successfully recertified her board-certification in neurologic physical therapy (NCS) by the ABPTS.

All three faculty earned ABPTS certification in areas connected to their teaching, scholarship, and practice.

To obtain board certification, candidates must 1) submit evidence of required clinical practice and 2) successfully complete a rigorous examination to demonstrate specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of practice.  ABPTS certifications are valid for 10 years. 

All newly certified and recertified specialists will be recognized at the American Physical Therapy Association – Combined Section Meeting in February of 2020 (Denver, Colorado).

Jul. 24, 2019