Doctors Caucci and Puzio are Recognized as Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists

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The two therapists at Conshohocken Physical Therapy recently passed the APTA's OCS test to receive this distinguished honor.

Dr. Nicole Puzio, PT, DPT, OCS and Dr. Desirea Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctors Puzio and Caucci

Currently, there are approximately 260 physical therapists who hold this distinction in the state of Pennsylvania.

Conshohocken Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Dr. Desirea Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS and Dr. Nicole Puzio, PT, DPT, OCS were recently awarded the distinction of board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), established the specialist certification program to distinguish those PT’s who possess a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to his or her particular area of practice. Currently, there are approximately 260 physical therapists who hold this distinction in the state of Pennsylvania. To become a clinical specialist, a physical therapist builds a broad base of professional education and practice to develop greater knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice.

Specialist certification is obtained by demonstrating competence in both specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency. Minimum standards for competence include 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the specialty area and successful completion of a written examination.

A study published by Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) in 2000 found that “Our data supports the conclusion that physical therapists with OCS are more efficient compared with clinicians without OCS.”

Physical Therapists are motion experts.  They help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life.

Conshohocken Physical Therapy (CPT) is a private practice delivering high quality, evidence-based care to improve their patients’ quality of life. They have been voted the “Best Physical Therapy Practice in Montgomery County, PA,” multiple times. Owner, Dr. Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, has been named one of the top 3 Physical Therapists in the nation by Advance Magazine (2008) and has been honored as the national winner of the Dorland Health People Award for Physical Therapy (2010). They have also created a breakthrough iPad application for pain prevention - “Motion Doctor”. Their mission is to promote physical therapy on a grand scale and make a positive impact, both personally and therapeutically, on every person who enters their office. For more information please email bcaucci(at)conshypt(dot)com or visit http://www.ConshyPT.com.

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