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ALMH Announces Sports Certified Specialist

Amy Knox, a physical therapist with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, has earned certification as a Sports Certified Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association. As of June 2014, there were 34 Sports Certified Specialists in Illinois, and 1,424 in the United States.

In order to become a Sports Certified Specialist, individuals must have at least 2,000 hours of clinical practice experience working directly with patients in sports physical therapy, become certified by the American Red Cross as an Emergency Medical Responder, and pass the certification examination. Knox spent almost two years preparing for the certification process and was financially supported by the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Knox has been with the nonprofit hospital since 2012. She is a board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy and earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has a special interest in ACL reconstruction rehabilitation.

“As ALMH works toward our vision of becoming a national leader for excellence in patient care, we are thrilled to support the professional development of our team. We are proud of Amy’s accomplishment and are thrilled that she has chosen to continue her education to better serve our patients,” said Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH president and CEO.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital serving the people and communities of Logan and eastern Mason counties. It provides a full range of outpatient rehabilitation, therapy and diagnostic testing and is one of seven affiliates of Memorial Health System in Springfield. For more information, visit www.ALMH.org

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