The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) granted Rachele Rothe, PT, DPT, GCS with Infinity Rehab, the honor of being a Specialist Certification in Geriatrics.
The specialist certification program was established by ABPTS to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.
Rothe first took the exam to be a Certified Geriatric Specialist in 2017. Certification lasts ten years, but therapists are required to submit a portfolio with a patient case study every three years to maintain their certification throughout this time period. Rothe complete this case study in the fall of 2020.
Rothe admits it was not an easy process and noted extensive studying was one of the requirements to reach certification. She stated, “I studied extensively to reach this certification and felt honored that I was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a clinical specialist.”
Additionally, Rothe believes the certification expanded her expertise and the care she provides seniors. “The knowledge I gained through the process of achieving this certification improved my ability to care for my patients in a more effective manner, and deepened my knowledge of medical complexities that are often present in geriatric people.”
About Infinity Rehab
Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Infinity Rehab provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy wherever patients call home. Through the leadership of industry-recognized therapists, Infinity Rehab serves over 220 skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living communities across 19 states. Infinity Rehab is proud to be certified a Great Place to Work for the second consecutive year.
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