Beth Kauffman, MPT, GCS, LSVT® BIG Certified

Physical Therapist

Education:

Masters of Physical Therapy, Chatham College, B.S. in Movement Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Certifications:

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

Highlights and Specialties:

A native of Lancaster County, Beth has been practicing as a Physical Therapist since 1999 when she joined Kauffman Physical Therapy.  In 2018, HARTZ PT joined forces with Kauffman PT and Beth is happy to continue serving her patients with the combined company.  Beth completed the LSVT® BIG certification in Aug 2019 which is an exercise treatment program focused on training people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to use their body more normally.

While Beth treats a wide variety of diagnoses, she has a special place in her heart for her geriatric patients.  In order to better serve that population, Beth recently became a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) which designates a provider who has truly specialized in the rehabilitation needs of our older adults.  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.

Beth contributed to the chapter, “Aquatic Therapy” in the Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation in 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.

She enjoys swimming, yoga, and volunteering at a local therapeutic horseback riding program.