Beth E. Kauffman, DPT, GCS, ATC, LSVT® BIG Certified

Physical Therapist

Beth Kauffman, DPT

EDUCATION:  Doctor of Physical Therapy from The College of St. Scholastica | Master of Physical Therapy from Chatham College | Bachelor of Science in Movement Sciences from University of Pittsburgh

CERTIFICATIONS | SPECIALTIES:  Certified Athletic Trainer and APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, Board Certified Geriatric Clinic Specialist (GCS), LSVT® BIG Certified



What Makes Beth Special

The only one of our PTs to graduate in the same decade as Brian, Beth has been working in the same building for her entire career, starting at 804 New Holland Ave after graduation from PT school when the clinic was Kauffman Physical Therapy.  In 2018, HARTZ PT merged with KPT and we are fortunate that Beth opted to stay.  Since then, she has continued her ever-present desire to continue learning, recently passing the strenuous GCS exam to become a Geriatric Clinical Specialist.  It is her geriatric patients who hold a special place in her heart.  Beth garners energy from her patients and co-workers and enjoys treating those conditions that become more common as we age.

Beth completed the LSVT® BIG certification in Aug 2019 which is an exercise treatment program focused on training people with Parkinson’s Disease to use their body more normally.  In addition to direct patient care, she is a keen promoter of health and wellness. She also stays current on literature related to nutrition and diet and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

A talented writer, Beth contributed to the chapter on Aquatic Therapy in the “Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation” in the 1st through 3rd editions. She also wrote “The Vestibular Component in Gait and Balance Dysfunction” that was published in the Journal of Rehab Management, 2013.

In her spare time she enjoys swimming, yoga, and volunteering at a local therapeutic horseback riding program.

Want to know more?  Here’s a little Q & A…

If you weren’t a PT/PTA what you be doing, especially if salary wasn’t a concern?

A professional dog walker or work in a doggie daycare setting.

What professional accomplishment of yours are you most proud of?

Passing the geriatric clinical specialist test of 600 multiple choice questions on the first try.

What energizes you at work?

Tea, chocolate and my co-workers.

Most important advice you give your patients?

Follow through with your program after you leave PT. I have helped develop the tools that you need to succeed.  Use them.

What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?


Where would you be right now if you had zero obligations and money didn’t matter?

Somewhere warm and sunny.

What’s one habit you’re trying to form?

Drink more water.

What are you passionate about?

Everyone should know how to swim.

What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?

A smoked salmon and goat cheese omelet for breakfast.

What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

“Happiness is when what you think, what you do and what you say are all in harmony.” – Ghandi

What are your hobbies?

I would like to learn how to knit, just something easy like a scarf.

Do you have any pets?

No pets right now, but I love boxers and golden retrievers.

What’s one item you can’t leave home without?

My earrings

What’s the first concert you ever went to? Or what concert would you like to go to?

New Kids on the Block – 8th grade

What’s something you’ve done, but you’ll never do again?

Start climbing a mountain at 3 AM in darkness and rollerblade down a steep hill towards the Conestoga River at Lancaster county Park.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

Egypt, China, and Kenya