Locations: Upper Perk | New Hope | Springfield
(215) 679-0105

Jay D. Kauffman PT, MBA

Owner/Director of Physical Therapy Jay Kauffmann Board-Certified: Direct Access-Differential Diagnosis, Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Master's Degree: Business Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor's Degree: (Magna Cum Laude) Physical Therapy, Temple University
Certification: Functional Capacity Evaluation, Keith Blankenship/American Therapeutics
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association (Private Practice Section), Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
Continuing Education: Quality care, foot and ankle care, industrial medicine (FCEs), work injury prevention and management, spine injuries and dysfunction, hand injuries and postsurgical care, advanced shoulder evaluation and treatment, medical screening techniques and biomechanical functional assessments
"I spent enough time working in corporate physical therapy settings to see that clients rarely receive focused, one-on-one manual therapy care. That's why I give my clients my undivided attention and spend time teaching them about their bodies and how best to cope with various conditions. My years of clinical experience and use of today's most advanced techniques can relieve pain and help people heal from injury or surgery more quickly. To me, that's what physical therapy is really all about."

Amanda Polaha PT, DPT

Physical Therapist Amanda Polaha
Board-Certified: Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Higher Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Misericordia University 2015. Bachelors of Science in Psychology Misericordia 2012.
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Continuing Education: FCE trained, Comprehensive Vestibular and Concussion Management, Comprehensive Cervical Spine Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release Techniques
"The best part of being a physical therapist is being able to help my patients achieve their goals in life, whether that be running a 5k, returning to playing a sport after injury, rolling over in bed without getting dizzy or simply being able to reach behind their back again to tuck their shirt in without pain or difficulty. I enjoy getting to know each of my patient's on a personal level that allows me to tailor a comprehensive rehab program utilizing evidence based techniques to meet each of their needs in a way that works for them. I am excited to be joining the UPPT team and being given the oppurtinutiy to continue to be able to help my patient's become the best versions of themselves".

Alex Weinert, DPT

Physical Therapist Alex Weinert
Board-Certified: Direct Access-Differential Diagnosis, Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Bachelor's Degree: Exercise Science, University of Pittsburgh 2012
Doctorate Degree: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University 2016
Certification: APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 2, Certified Gait Running Analyst
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Continuing Education: Functional Capacity Evaluator, concussion management, golf rehab and performance, running assessments, vertigo and vestibular disorders, myofascial release,
"Having undergone two separate bouts of physical therapy myself (broken leg when I was 12, broken back when I was 16), I know what it feels like to be in pain. I also know what it feels like to get back to 100% and graduate from physical therapy without any pain or limitations. This is why I became a physical therapist and why it is important for me to spend time with each patient individually in order to provide them with the best care possible so they can return to sports, hold their grandchild, or go for walks with their dog."

Beverly Fox, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant Beverly Fox
Bachelor's Degree: Health Science, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Associate's Degree: Physical Therapy, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
Certification: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Licensed: Pennsylvania
"Good health and physical fitness have always been important to me. Physical therapy has enabled me to communicate the principles of health and fitness to others by helping them feel better. I enjoy the diversity of people who come to us for help. I enjoy educating them and creating individualized treatment plans for them. My goal is to provide them with the tools and information they need to achieve their goals."

Janine Horning, PTA

Physical Therapist Janine Horning
Bachelor's Degree: Sports and Exercise Science - DeSales University
Associates Degree: Physical Therapy - Lehigh Carbon Community College
Certification: CPR, Reflexology
Licensed: Pennsylvania
"In 2004, I met Jay Kauffman, when I came to his office as a patient with knee pain. My father had been going to Jay for some time at that point, with a back issue and really enjoyed the facility. In 2006, I was looking for an internship for High School and reconnected with Jay. I fell in love with physical therapy and never looked back! I have held every position in this building, including front desk, Rehab tech, billing and now back as a certified Physical Therapist Assistant. I love this job and the ability to connect with patients, educate them on their ailments and encourage them to put the work in to be strong, confident and achieve their goals. In addition to physical therapy, I graduated from Essential Connections Reflexology program and have been offering Reflexology appointments for the last 6 years. I am now offering sessions here at UPPT. Reflexology uses trigger points of the feet to allow relaxation of the body and induce self-healing. It can be a powerful tool, one that I feel aligns with the natural benefits of physical therapy."

Drake Conklin

Personal Trainer, Director of Fitness Program Drake Conklin
Associates Degree: Exercise Science and Wellness- Montgomery County Community College (Blue Bell)
Certification: Personal Training, CPR Safety & First Aid
"I started shadowing here my senior year of high school in 2018/2019 After I graduated high school Jay brought me on part time as I started studying in college. After finishing school, I was given the opportunity to work full time as the Director of the Fitness Program. My true passion is fitness, which is perfect for a therapy setting since the two go hand in hand. I love both therapy and our fitness program, as well as the people I have the opportunity to connect with while training them, encouraging them to care for their bodies, and educating them on different aspects of fitness as well as therapy. I completed my personal fitness trainer certification via the AAAI/ISMA program last year. Having a trainer is an essential way to keep you guided on the right path, motivated, and inspired to show up on time in the gym as well as applying to your everyday life."

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