Dr. Anson Rosenfeldt, a 2009 graduate of Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, has been named as one of 25 emerging leaders in physical therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Rosenfeldt is a staff physical therapist with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
Each year the association recognizes therapists from across the country who have demonstrated extraordinary service early in their careers. The organization’s professional journal, PT in Motion, announced this year’s honorees in last month’s issue. In the announcement article, Pamela Dixon, an occupational therapist who nominated Rosenfeldt, comments about her involvement in elevating the use of evidence-based practice and increasing quality and education of all therapists.
“I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Rosenfeldt. “My passion for physical therapy drives me to do more for my profession. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by other motivated, passionate therapists during my DPT education and at the Cleveland Clinic who have been inspirational in my career. It is a pleasure to be part of such a great group of therapists, and I hope to continue to promote the profession of physical therapy.”
With the Cleveland Clinic, Rosenfeldt has coordinated several National Institutes of Health stroke studies, established the protocol and collected data for her own acute study and published two papers. She has served as a volunteer physical therapist with the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland, a healthcare volunteer in Cambodia and Cameroon, and is on the Physical Therapist Assistant advisory board at South University in Cleveland. In addition, Rosenfeldt is a graduate faculty member at Cleveland State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where she also completed her Master of Business Administration in 2013. She is an active member of APTA with whom she has gained credentials as a clinical instructor.