Mr. Peter Kiongo has been elected to the prestigious Occupational Therapy board of the American Health Council. Mr. Peter Kiongo has been working in the healthcare industry, within occupational health more specifically, for over 30 years and is the President of Peak RehabCare. This role allow Mr. Kiongo to facilitate the healing of a vast array of patients with specialized needs.
Mr. Kiongo has always had an ingrained desire to help others and he knew that a career within this industry would fulfil this desire. Mr. Kiongo initially trained in Kenya as an Occupational Therapist and gained a diploma from Kenya Medical Training College. In 1994, Mr. Kiongo was hired to work in the US by an American Rehab company who recognized his potential. Following this, he gained his Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2003 and also graduated from Maryhurst University in 2011 with an MBA, specializing in healthcare administration. His dedication meant that he was supervising, training and mentoring others within 2 years of his employment in 6 LTC facilities. Mr. Kiongo wanted to expand his horizons so he became an independent practitioner. His first contract was with the Kentucky First Steps Program working with young children with specific development issues, which he found to be incredibly rewarding. Since then, Mr. Kiongo’s organizations have grown exponentially as he has hired many more employees.
Mr. Kiongo is heavily involved in Peak RehabCare. Peak RehabCare is a rehab contract company.. They provide services in in LTC facilities, hospitals and home health Agencies. The areas covered by Peak RehabCare include occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. Peak RehabCare recognize that the recovery from trauma can be just as grueling as the event itself, so they have made supporting individuals through this the foundation of their organization. The highly trained therapists of Peak RehabCare are always dedicated to caring for patients effectively.
Day to day, Mr. Kiongo works in a variety of environments including hospital inpatients or outpatients, within the home or an LTC facility. The majority of patients that Mr. Kiongo evaluates are those with shoulder, elbow or hand injuries. He is also responsible for managing the company and supporting his staff. For Mr. Kiongo, the home is the most optimum environment for recovery and an effective way to encourage healing is modify the home so that it is transformed into a supportive environment which retains your independence but is also safe.
Mr. Kiongo’s professional accomplishments are vast and include doubling the rehab contracts with various organizations for Peak RehabCare. Mr. Kiongo a was key member in developing a Hospital Rehab EHR System which is now in use. Furthermore, Mr. Kiongo is a member of a wide range of well-renowned institutions including the American Occupational Therapy Association, , the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association . He is also active within the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapists and the Kentucky Finance & Admin Office. Mr. Kiongo attributes these successes to his dedication to the industry and his love for the diverse range of patients he meets.
When he is not working, Mr. Kiongo loves to be outside and enjoys gardening. He is also an active supporter of the American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Family Connection and Farova.org.
Looking to the future, Mr. Kiongo wants to continue to expand the audience of his company and network with other professionals. This is whilst sharing his hard-earned knowledge with others.
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President of Peak RehabCare
- Peak RehabCare, LLC was established in 2004 to provide efficient, contract rehab services.
- As the company name implies, we strive to provide a peak level of services to our clients and customers. We strive to establish strong relationships with our customers and meet their expectations through provision of quality and efficient care. This is the key to our success and growth.
- Recovering from a major illness, trauma, or surgery can be as demanding as climbing a mountain peak. It requires focus, knowledge, and determination. These are qualities that form the cornerstones of our company. Our therapists are highly skilled in their fields and using individualized programs, help our clients towards their peak performance.