Senior Manager of Clinical Services
Breinigsville, Pennsylvania – United States
John Tawfik started pursuing his Physical Therapy education in 1995 at Cairo University, Cairo Egypt. He then relocated to the United States where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology/ Pre-Physical Therapy from Kean University in 2002 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey [UMDNJ]) in September 2004. John has practice experience in Acute Care working with wide range of patient populations and specialty areas including neurological, orthopedic, oncology, cardiac and emergency medicine. He also has experience in other post-acute care settings including Acute Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facilities. In his over 13-year tenure with ACP, Dr. Tawfik gained vast clinical education experience to other rehab clinicians (PT/OT/SLP) in post-acute care settings. John is a frequent participant of national APTA conferences to keep abreast of current practice patterns and a presenter at the 2016 Combined Section’s Meeting (CSM) on Review of Evidence for Biophysical Agents. Other areas of interest include dysphagia rehabilitation and the use of surface EMG for both assessment and intervention strategies. Dr. Tawfik was among the first group of ACP clinicians to conduct education around the use of sEMG and electrotherapy for dysphagia rehab starting in 2014. He is also very passionate about applying evidence-based practice to achieve best outcomes for patient care, working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to develop effective clinical and operational programs. In his new role as Senior Manager of Clinical Services, John will contribute to updating ACP’s clinical material, make CE offerings available in an online format and work with industry/rehab providers/ professional organizations on regulatory and health policy issues impacting post-acute rehab settings. Dr. Tawfik also was recently elected Treasurer of the PPTA and serves as a delegate to the APTA House of Delegate debating and shaping professional policies.
Friday, November 8
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM