Regina Kaufman, PT, EdD, MS, NCS is Professor of Physical Therapy at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Russell Sage College in 1984, an MS in PT from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and an EdD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is an academician and clinician with a strong commitment to community-engaged education. For more than a decade she has partnered with community members living with chronic neurologic conditions to promote improvements in health and function while enhancing DPT student development through a variety of service learning initiatives. Long term relationships with community partners have prompted and informed deep introspection about what it means to provide authentic person-centered care as well as an evolving critique of some of the values and assumptions that drive traditional rehabilitation efforts.
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