Vijay Kumar, a Michigan-based MD that has played a key roll in getting Direct Access in the State of Michigan for Physical Therapist, receives the Outstanding Service Award for his work with Pro Cert.
Kumar is also responsible in the licensure of Physical Therapist Assistants in the State of Michigan, formulating the bill to its inception of law. In 2014, Kumar was appointed to sit on the building and zoning appeals board of Ogemaw County, and is involved in the construction plans and zoning laws within Michigan.
Vijay Kumar was born and raised in India. He moved to the U.S. early on, and attended Boston University where he earned degrees in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a PhD in Social Sciences. He continued his education at Xavier University School of Medicine (MD) and George Washington University.
Dr. Kumar founded and operates Community Rehabilitation Services, a number of advanced physical therapy clinics located throughout Northern Michigan. The organization has 5 branches located in St. Helen, Rose City, Hale (Agility Physical Therapy), West Branch and Prescott (Adapt Physical Therapy). The facilities employ over 100 Michigan residents.
Kumar is also treasurer for the Lupton-Rose City Chamber of Commerce and was a Republican candidate for state representative. He has also served as the Coordinator of Clinical Education for Baker College of Flint and Allen Park in Michigan, as well as Fitness Ambassador for the state of Michigan.
Dr. Kumar is currently a member of the Foreign Education Standard Committee on Federation State Board of Physical Therapy, and works as Item Writer with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for PT’s and PTA’s (for national examination, Alexandria, Virginia).