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Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT

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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, founder of Kauffman Physical Therapy, has had a distinguished physical therapy career that spans over four decades and includes work in U.S. Army and Reserve Unit hospitals, nursing homes, home care, research, writing, lecturing, and private practice. He was named a Fellow for the American Physical Therapy Association on June 2015. He was also named a Fellow for the Gerontological Society of American in 2012. He has served as adjunct and clinical professor for a number of physical therapy schools located at universities scattered across southern and eastern US. Tim is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and in the Sports Medicine Section. He has served on the Academy’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. Regionally, 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 in law Beth work with him. His daughter Emily is married and continues to advise him about environmental issues. His family continues to be a source of joy and pride.

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Ben Kauffman, PTA and Facilities Manager

Associate in Applied Science - Central Pennsylvania College
Certified Strength Training Specialist
Solar Certifications

Ben, who joined KPT in 2000 as a Physical Therapy Assistant, is also our Facilities and IT 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.
His recent trainings have focused on running and kineseo taping.
He attended the World Confederation of Physical Therapy – in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada, and 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ben co-authored the chapter on Aquatic Therapy in the Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition and in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual, 2nd Edition.
Since 2004 Ben has been a finals judge for the Pennsylvania HOSA (Healthcare Occupations Student Association) for future health professionals.
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 native of Lancaster County, Beth joined KPT as a Physical Therapist in 1999 and currently serves as the director of clinical operations for KPT. In addition to direct patient care, she is a keen promoter of health and wellness. She also 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. She regularly attends Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association conferences as well as other training opportunities to stay abreast of the latest research on physical therapy interventions.                        

Beth contributed to the chapter, “Aquatic Therapy” in the Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation - 3rd edition. She wrote chapters on aquatic therapy for the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual, editions 1 and 2. She also wrote “The Vestibular Component in Gait and Balance Dysfunction” that was published in journal Rehab Management, 2013.              

You might catch Beth on the sidelines as medical support to teams like the Warwick Swarm Rugby Club and other sporting events. 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 care.  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 co-authored “Muscle Weakness and Therapeutic Exercise” in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual-2nd edition and “Posture” in the Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation.                                                                  
At Lebanon Valley College, Michelle played for LVC’s Women’s Soccer team.   She still plays softball and soccer in area recreational leagues and coaches softball.   She is an avid camper. She resides in Manheim with her husband, Kerry, and their sons, Riley and Dakota.

Lori Eberly, PT, DPT, ATC

 
Lori is the lead faculty in the Central Penn College PTA program at the Lancaster Center and works part-time at Kauffman Physical Therapy. She is a 1983 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Health and Physical Education and a concentration in athletic training. After graduation she worked as a teacher and athletic trainer at a local school district. In 1992 she earned her Master’s in Health Education from Penn State University. In 2004 she began teaching health and wellness courses at the college level. In 2010 she graduated from Neumann University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduation she worked in the home care field and in the out-patient setting. Lori’s special interests include sports related injuries, falls prevention, and women’s health. When not at work, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and children, eating out, going to the movies, or traveling to the beach.

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.

Laura Gruno, PTA

Associate in Applied Science, Central Penn College


Laura joined the Kauffman Physical Therapy after recently graduating from Central Penn College.

Laura is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has a primary interest in prosthetics and gait training. She plans to focus her ongoing education on lower extremity amputee rehabilitation.

She is a military child with many, many years of travel experience. She has settled in the York/Lancaster area with her husband, David, and two rambunctious sons, Dawson and Haydn. In addition to enjoying crafting, playing the piano and reading, she spends her free time hiking, camping and biking with her family.

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.

Jamie Perrone, Receptionist

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.

Diana Rebert- Administrative Assistant

Please join us in welcoming Diana Rebert to the Kauffman Physical Therapy family. Diana works on everything from our marketing to keeping the office organized. She joins the Kauffman Physical Therapy team after working as a billing coordinator previously for 8 years. Diana can be found spending her free time with her husband and infant daughter.

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.