Seven PT Faculty Received Board Certification from ABPTS
Please join us in congratulating the following seven faculty, all alumni from our program, who earned recognition by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) as board certified specialists in Geriatrics (GCS), Orthopaedics (OCS) or Pediatrics (PCS).
Dr. Jose Reyna, PT, DPT, OCS (’09)
Dr. Reyna is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program. He works in the Pacific Physical Therapy Clinic, as a lab assistant in Human Anatomy I (DPT-500) and Human Anatomy II (DPT-501), and helps to organize service opportunities with Salud (an outreach program for vineyard workers and their families).
Dr. Crystal Bridges, PT, DPT, PCS (’08)
Dr. Bridges currently works for Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies and provides outpatient physical therapy services. She is also a lab assistant in Pediatric Neuromuscular System: Examination & Interventions (DPT-685) and has been the Program Coordinator for Go Baby Go – Portland.
Dr. Talina Corvus, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, LMT (’12)
Dr. Corvus is the Outpatient Service Coordinator for Brookdale Hillside Therapy Services. She also recently earned the Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) credential from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Corvus is the lead instructor for Principles of Therapeutic Exercise and Motor Learning (DPT-542), a lab assistant in Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities (DPT-530) where she leads the massage module, and serves as a member of our Admissions Committee.
Dr. Anne Jeffery, PT, DPT, OCS (’15)
Dr. Jeffery is a staff physical therapist at Therapeutic Associates. She is continuing her post-professional development through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Dr. Jeffery is a lab assistant in Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Spine (DPT-632) and Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Extremities (DPT-633).
Dr. Evan Liu, PT, DPT, OCS (’15)
Dr. Liu is a staff PT at Tuality Community Hospital, per diem PT at Pacific Physical Therapy Clinic, and lab assistant in Human Anatomy I and II (DPT-500 and 501), and Principles of Therapeutic Exercise and Motor Learning (DPT-542). He completed the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017 and is currently a Fellow in Training in Regis University's Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy fellowship. Dr. Liu also plays a central role in our Student Success Program as the tutor for Clinical Biomechanics I (DPT-510) and Clinical Biomechanics II (DPT-511).
Dr. Joseph Oelfke, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT (’15)
Dr. Oelfke is a staff physical therapist at Advance Sports & Spine Therapy. He recently completed the McKenzie Institute Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and earned his Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). Dr. Oelfke is currently a lab assistant in Human Anatomy I (DPT-500) and Human Anatomy II (DPT-501). In the past has also assisted in the labs for Clinical Biomechanics and Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities.
Dr. Adam Reinecker, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT (’08)
Dr. Reinecker is staff physical therapist at Westside Physical Therapy. He also earned a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) from the McKenzie Institute. Dr. Reinecker is a lab assistant in Clinical Biomechanics I (DPT-510) and Clinical Biomechanics II (DPT-511).
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.” According to the ABPTS, clinical specialization “Requires knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at entry to the profession and unique to the specialized area of practice.” Those pursuing board certification must demonstrate clinical experience in the desired specialty area, complete an application, and pass a 7-hour exam. Newly recognized board certified specialists will be honored at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting during the opening ceremony in Washington, DC in January of 2019. Less than 10% of physical therapists have earned board certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.