Professional Physical Therapy Receives 2020 Leadership in Clinical Education Award From Columbia University

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Professional Physical Therapy, the leading provider of physical, and hand therapy in the Northeastern United States, is recognized for outstanding contributions in the education of Doctor of Physical Therapy students at Columbia University in New York City.

Professional Physical Therapy, the leading provider of physical, and hand therapy in the Northeastern United States, was recently named the recipient of the 2020 Leadership in Clinical Education Award from Columbia University. Established in 2006, the Clinical Education Leadership Award recognizes a clinical affiliate for outstanding contributions in the education of Doctor of Physical Therapy students at Columbia University.

Amidst various challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Professional Physical Therapy has worked to pair Columbia’s students with jobs that meet their expertise throughout the Northeast region.

In their remarks, the awarding committee shared, “In addition to Professional’s commitment to education, and your history of pairing our geographically diverse student body throughout the regions that Professional serves, we want to acknowledge that during the chaos of this spring you were a vital and patient partner.”

Professional Physical Therapy will be recognized at the virtual commencement ceremonies for Columbia University’s Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 31st at 5 PM.

Rob Panariello, Professional’s Chief Clinical Officer remarks, "Professional Physical Therapy would like to thank Columbia University for this prestigious award. It is always a pleasure to work with the faculty and students from this institution. Columbia has a physical therapy educational curriculum that is second to none. We look forward to continuing our partnership and program development.”

Although the practice of physical therapy while navigating COVID-19 is expected to face its challenges, Professional Physical Therapy will continue to help students receive exceptional clinical education and experience.

To find out more about Professional Physical Therapy’s Clinical Excellence Program, visit https://www.professionalpt.com/company/clinical-excellence

About Columbia University
Among the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York continually seeks to advance the frontiers of scholarship and foster a campus community deeply engaged in understanding and confronting the complex issues of our time through teaching, research, patient care and public service. The University is comprised of 16 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, and four affiliated colleges and seminaries in Northern Manhattan, as well as a wide array of research institutes and global centers located in major cities around the world. More than 40,000 accomplished students, award-winning faculty and professional staff define the University’s underlying values and commitment to pursuing new knowledge and educating informed, engaged citizens. Founded in 1754 as King’s College, Columbia is the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

About Professional Physical Therapy
Professional Physical Therapy, headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of outpatient physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services throughout the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Professional’s patient-centric treatment philosophy is focused on providing exceptional, compassionate care to the entire person, and not just their injury. Their licensed Physical Therapists design customized treatment plans, using the most innovative therapeutics, to help patients achieve and exceed their goals. Service offerings include telehealth, in-home physical therapy, and outpatient physical, hand, and occupational therapy in over 180 clinics throughout the Northeast.

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