Steve Uberti, BS, LPTA, CSCS
Physical Therapy Assistant Steve Uberti is always looking for new learning opportunities, both professionally and personally. An employee for nine years, Steve appreciates that his work environment supports his interest in growing professionally. “We have a positive and supportive therapy team,” Steve says. “And that kind of environment makes it possible to achieve new professional goals and to apply what you learn in the patient care setting.”
Steve recently received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialization (CSCS), a credential that physical therapy professionals can pursue as an adjunct to their career.
The CSCS certification identifies the recipient as being competent in the strength and conditioning arena. Knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and testing/evaluation is prerequisite for passing the exam. The CSCS certification is part of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a worldwide organization dedicated to advancing scientific understanding and application of physical training techniques.
Steve looks forward to using his new knowledge at HealthSouth. “What I gained from this certification can help patients in many ways,” Steve explains. “For example, helping people increase their load-bearing capacity, walking, stair-climbing and activities with exercise balls can help decrease fall risk, and increase power and balance. He adds, “It’s good to work in a place that supports my interest in learning new skills and helping patients in new ways.”
Steve has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is CPR and AED certified. He is also the facilitator of HealthSouth’s monthly support group for Multiple Sclerosis patients and their families, which is open to the public.