Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital (BRH), a world-class rehabilitative care provider, is proud to announce that seven of its therapists have recently received Neurologic Specialist Certification through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The therapists are: Kelly Allen, Valerie Allen, Kelly Landis, Christina Miranda, Kristen Piscatelli, Aleksandra Pourer, and Alexis Roche.
“The criteria for certification are stringent and this represents a tremendous achievement,” said Daniel Parkinson, PT, MBA, and Director of Clinical Services at BRH. “Nationwide, there are only about 1,000 physical therapists that have earned this honor and now, with this latest certification, we have a total of eight of them at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital,” he continues, noting that Dan Coughlan of Wrentham previously passed the exam. “This underscores the commitment our staff shares in providing the highest level of patient care to realize the best possible outcomes.”
The APTA established the specialist certification program in 1978 to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in special areas of practice, and to assist consumers and the health care community when seeking physical therapy specialists.
Candidates for Neurologic Specialist Certification must be licensed to practice physical therapy in the United States, provide evidence of 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the specialty area or have completed an APTA credentialed neurologic residency program, and pass a comprehensive examination. Medical conditions covered on the exam include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, stroke, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and spinal cord injury.
BRH is located at 250 Pond Street, Braintree, Massachusetts. For more information about the hospital, call 781.348.2500 or visit www.braintreerehabhospital.com.
–Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital