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Lancaster Pa. 17602
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Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT

Doctorate of Philosophy, LaSalle University

Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia

Physical Therapy Certificate, University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts, Gettysburg College

Dr. Tim Kauffman's distinguished physical therapy career spans over four decades and includes work in U.S. Army and Reserve Unit hospitals, nursing homes, home care, research, lecturing, and private practice. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and serves as a clinical professor for several Eastern physical therapy schools. Tim, a fellow member in the Gerontological Society of America, is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Sports Medicine section. He has served on the Geriatric Section's Board of Directors, Research Committee, and the Editorial Board for Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. He has lectured throughout the U.S. and internationally on geriatric physical therapy care and his research has been published in a variety of journals. He is co-author and editor of the first and second editions of the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual and the new (2014) A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation Rehabilitation, third edition, an internationally acclaimed practical manual that provides step-by-step guidance on the treatment and evaluation of geriatric diseases and disorders. It was an immense undertaking, representing contributors from nine countries and 18 different academic/professional degrees. Tim has served the Lancaster Arthritis Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Red Cross Board and Health Volunteers overseas. He is active as a hiker, mountain climber, scuba diver and cyclist. He and his wife Brenda reside in Lancaster. His son Ben and daughter Emily have grown and moved out on their own; they continue to be a source of joy and pride.

Ben Kauffman, PTA and Facilities Manager

Associate in Applied Science, Central Pennsylvania College

Certified Strength Training Specialist

Ben, who joined KPT in 2000 as a Physical Therapy Assistant, is also our Facilities Manager. His physical therapy experience includes inpatient and outpatient settings, plus he has extensive continuing education in Aquatic Physical Therapy, has studied at the Olympic Training Facility in China, and is a Certified Strength Training Specialist. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and attended the World Confederation of Physical Therapy – in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada, and 2011 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ben contributed to Chapter 73 – Aquatic Therapy in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual- 2nd edition. He also assisted in the installation of the photovoltaic and thermal solar cells in our on-going mission to be a green facility. Outside interests include travel, photography, solar energy, scuba diving and bicycling.

Beth Kauffman, MPT, ATC


Masters of Physical Therapy, Chatham College

B.S. in Movement Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Certified Athletic Trainer and APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

A Lancaster County native, Beth joined KPT as a Physical Therapist in 1999. In addition to direct patient care, she is a keen promoter of health and wellness and stays current on the latest literature on nutrition and diet. A Certified Athletic Trainer, Beth is recognized for her work helping athletes maintain peak agility. She traveled to China to study "Tuina"- a soft tissue technique based on traditional Chinese Medicine. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has also attended the World Confederation of Physical Therapy – in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada, and 2011 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Beth contributed to Chapter 73 – Aquatic Therapy in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual-2nd edition. You might catch Beth on the sidelines at Warwick swarm Rugby Club and other sporting evens as medical support. She enjoys swimming, yoga, and traveling.

Michelle Bolton, PT, DPT

Michelle Bolton

 Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Widener University

Masters in Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Lebanon Valley College

APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

Michelle, a Manheim native, joined KPT as a Physical Therapist in 2005. She has experience in acute and rehabilitation care as well as home health and outpatient.  She is skilled in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular, neurological and orthopedic conditions. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Michelle contributed to Chapter 16 – Muscle Weakness and Therapeutic Exercise in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual-2nd edition. At Lebanon Valley College, Michelle was active in women's soccer and still enjoys playing softball and soccer, camping, and coaching soccer. She resides in Manheim with her husband, Kerry, and their sons Riley and Dakota.

Julie Sostack, PTA

Associate in Science, Alvernia College

Julie joined KPT in 2010. She has clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as pediatric physical therapy. In addition to her training, Julie brings a unique set of skills to her patient care as a Recommended Black Belt in Taekwondo and through her current practices of Yoga and Pilates.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She enjoys oil painting, travel, and spending time outdoors with her husband.

Krystle, Groff PTA

Krystle Groff

 Krystle Groff joined Kauffman Physical Therapy in the fall of 2013. Krystle is an asset to our office as she has firsthand knowledge about lower extremity rehabilitation and is able to challenge higher level orthopedic sports related rehabilitation. She enjoys camping, hunting, and crafting. Krystle was also an avid swimmer in high school. She resides with her husband, Ryan, and her dog, Katie, in Manheim.

Lynn Sterkenberg, Transcriptionist

Associate in Medical Transcription, Maryland Medical Secretarial School

Lynn, who started at KPT in 2003, has 42 years experience as a Medical Transcriptionist. She has a spotless reputation for accuracy, transcription and collation of the medical reports, correspondence and administrative material that become part of each patient’s permanent files. She has one grown daughter and enjoys spending time at the beach.

Karen King, Billing Coordinator

Associate in Specialized Business-Health Insurance/Billing Consolidated School of Business

Karen started at KPT in 2003. She is extraordinary in keeping the office organized and running efficiently, and works with insurance companies verifying patient health benefits. She lives in York with her husband, Rick, enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and working in her flower gardens.

Jamie Perrone

Jamie Perrone

Jamie Perrone rejoined Kauffman Physical Therapy in the summer of 2013. She is the proud mother of four beautiful daughters and has three grandchildren. Jamie and her husband live in Lititz where they have a family-owned business, called the Sandwich Factory and Sports Lounge.  Jamie is an asset in our office with her lively personality and her fluency in the Spanish language after her history of living in Chile for several years. She enjoys reading, going on cruises, and spending time with her family.

Martin McKeon, MPT

Masters of Physical Therapy, B.S. in Health Sciences, Duquesne University

APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

A competitive mountain bike racer, Marty has progressed through the USA Cycling Coaching Program to a Level 2 certification. At KPT, he works with cyclists to optimize their bike fit, addressing any issues through a cycling specific evaluation. He plays the bagpipe with Ceol Neamh Pipe Band, based in Lancaster.
He joined KPT in 2010.