ProRehab Bowling Green Physical Therapist Earns Sports Specialist Certification

Bowling Green, KY (PRWEB) July 04, 2013

ProRehab Bowling Green is proud to announce that Ashely Alm, PT, DPT, SCS has received training and earned the professional designation of Sports Certified Specialist. This board-certification is granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) and involves rigorous application and examination processes and provides assurance to patients and the medical community of Dr. Alm’s skills and abilities. Dr. Alm is recognized for advanced knowledge, experience, and skills in the practice of sports physical therapy. Dr. Alm treats patients at the ProRehab Bowling Green location.

Similar to physician specialization, there are eight specialty areas in which physical therapists can be board certified. Roughly 6.5% of the physical therapists in the United States are Board Certified in a specialty. As of 2011, only 968 therapists in the United States are Sports Certified Specialists. Those with this advanced certification are considered to have a great depth of knowledge and skills in their specialty area of physical therapy.

“I am now better equipped to help patients reduce pain and increase function,” states Dr. Alm. “I look forward to providing better care for my patients and helping them get back to doing the activities they love as quickly as possible.”

Ashley is a 2011 graduate of Des Moines University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She received her undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology from The University of Iowa in 2007. Ashley completed a post-graduate clinical Sports Residency Program with ProRehab and The University of Evansville as well. She is a member of the Sports Section of American Physical Therapy Association. Her clinical interests include: sports rehabilitation, manual therapy, functional movement, and research. Ashley is certified in Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment.

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ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopaedic care. They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over. Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab on Twitter, and FourSquare.