Cynthia Rauert, PT, DPT

Dr. Rauert is running for Secretary in the 2021 Board Elections. 

Dr. Cynthia Rauert is a senior physical therapist for the University of Colorado Hospital’s main campus in Aurora, Colorado. She finds satisfaction in empowering her patients to reach their goals of increased activity, decreased pain and an improved ability to more fully live their lives.

Rauert earned her doctor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She earned her bachelor of science in exercise science from Truman State University in Missouri and her master of science in exercise science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Rauert has received specialized training in dry needling; pelvic health for both men and women, including postpartum and prenatal care; and lymphedema therapy, to address swelling in the arms or legs. She is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine since 2002.

Rauert previously worked as an inpatient and outpatient physical therapist for the Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, Colorado. There, she served on the hospital’s Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Pain Science Program Panel, helping to create a hospital-wide interdisciplinary program for patients with persistent pain.

Rauert currently is an active member of the Colorado chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving as a member of the executive committee, as chapter secretary and as a member of the public relations committee.

Rauert brought with her to the field of physical therapy 12 years of work experience in health research, policy and health promotion. She also has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2002.

Why do you want to serve in the above position?
I’ve been an active member of the Chapter since I was a student in 2014. Technically, I am an early career clinician, with 4 years experience. However, my first career was in health policy, health education and wellness in the Washington, DC area. I believe I bring a unique perspective to the Board, representing both early career professionals and second career clinicians. In my previous career in the DC area, I observed how critical it is for professionals to support and stay connected to their professional organizations due to the ever changing legislative and reimbursement landscape. I believe the Colorado Chapter is making strides towards connecting with early career professionals with the recent formation of the Early Professional Leadership Committee. I would like to continue work on and support lifelong involvement by early career professionals and seasoned clinicians by creating meaningful opportunities for involvement and connection.

Why do you feel qualified to serve in the above position?
I currently serve as the APTA Colorado Chapter Secretary and would love the opportunity to continue in this role. Over the past 2 years, I’ve kept the minutes for board meetings, special COVID-19 response meetings, Intermediary Task Force strategy meetings and I assist with communicating meeting times and logistics to chapter leaders. I’ve enjoyed collaborating with colleagues at Board Meetings, on various Committees and Task Forces and on Special Projects for the chapter such as PT in the Community, an outreach initiative that connected Physical Therapists to Denver Public Schools staff and students during CSM in 2020. I’m organized, hard working and love to serve as a connector to assist others in becoming more involved in the Chapter.