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Rachel F. Skolky, PT, MSPT, DPT

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Administrative Title:

Director of Clinical Education

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor


AHRB, 115B

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-2163

Education and Training

2006, B.S. Clinical Science/Physical Therapy, Ithaca College

2007, MSPT, Ithaca College

2007, DPT, Ithaca College


Rachel Skolky PT, MSPT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Science and Physical Therapy at Ithaca College in 2006, and both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2007.

After graduation, Dr. Skolky worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for over 8 years in acute inpatient rehabilitation and geriatric psychiatry settings. She has worked with a wide range of patient populations including those with neurological, orthopedic, post-surgical, cardiac and oncological conditions. She has also gained experience working with older adults with multiple psychiatric conditions and movement disorders.  She is an advocate for multi-disciplinary collaboration of patient care and has enjoyed this holistic approach.

Dr. Skolky is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics and received her Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) credentialing in 2016. She has participated in clinical research in falls prevention in the geriatric psychiatry population at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and has presented this research at local and national conferences.

Dr. Skolky has been a clinical instructor for numerous physical therapy students, and has been a mentor for the neurologic physical therapy residents on the inpatient rehabilitation unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Physical Therapy Clinical Education, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Neurology