June 22, 2010 13:12 ET

Physical Therapy Continuing Education Provider EDUCATA Proud to Announce Faculty Award

Professor Patrick Van Beveren Receives Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Practice Award at the APTA Annual Conference, June 2010

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  Patrick Van Beveren, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, GCS, CSCS was selected by the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to receive the Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Clinical Excellence Award at the 2010 association's annual conference, held in Boston, Massachusetts June 16 - 19, 2010.

The award, which was first established in 1976, seeks to acknowledge individuals who made outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of physical therapy as exemplified in the professional careers of Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall.

"Dr. Van Beveren has a long and distinguished career as a clinician and educator," said Marilyn Pink, EDUCATA president and CEO. "In selecting him for this award, the APTA recognizes a professional with impeccable credentials in evidence-based practice. We are proud to have him as part of the team of EDUCATA professors, so that PTs around the globe can tap into his expertise anytime, anywhere."

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Van Beveren is a nationally-recognized speaker on function and exercise for older adults. He has integrated a unique niche in Physical Therapy as a board-certified specialist in both orthopaedics and geriatrics while incorporating his expertise as a certified Strength and Conditioning specialist. He has also served as a past president of the New York Physical Therapy Association and as co-chair of the APTA's Committee on Chapters and Sections.

The "Functional Assessment and Exercise for the Aging Adult" course, which he teaches along with Dr. Dale Avers, is one of EDUCATA's most popular online courses.

About EDUCATA: is a unique, interactive, Web 2.0 education platform that delivers online learning. It offers a broad spectrum of courses that are taught by top-ranked educators and experienced clinicians. EDUCATA's partners include the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and many American Physical Therapy Association Chapters. Continuing education for physical therapists and other medical professionals is the focus of the first launch. Subsequent launches will target additional professions.

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