Only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopaedic Certified Specialists. Fewer than 1% of physical therapists are Sports Certified Specialists.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is proud to announce that seven physical therapists from their Westlake, Westgate, Liberty Hill, Parmer, Balcones, and Georgetown clinics have received training and earned the professional designation of Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) or Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) this June. Adriana Juarez, PT, DPT, OCS, Tony Lauretta, PT, DPT, OCS, Jason Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, Mark Milligan, PT, DPT, OCS, Joseph Leech, PT, DPT, OCS, and Mary Grimberg, PT, DPT, OCS received their OCS certification, while JD Whittemore, PT, DPT, SCS, received his SCS certification.
The OCS and SCS Board Certifications are granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) and involve rigorous application and examination processes. Roughly 6.5% of the physical therapists in the United States are Board Certified in a specialty, and only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopaedic Certified Specialists. Fewer than 1% of physical therapists are Sports Certified Specialists.
The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions while the SCS certification concentrates on acute and critical sports injury treatment and sports injury prevention and wellness.
“We are incredibly proud of the seven TexPTS physical therapists who put hours of hard work into becoming board-certified specialists,” said David Browder, PT, DPT, OCS, TexPTS’ Regional Director. “We offer them our sincere congratulations and look forward to seeing how our patients benefit from their expertise.”
To book an appointment with one of TexPTS’ board certified specialists, or for more information about TexPTS’ services, please visit http://www.TexPTS.com or call 888.658.8483.
About Texas Physical Therapy Specialists:
Founded in 2005, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is a private physical therapy practice with locations throughout the following areas: Austin, Cibolo, Central Texas, Dallas, Georgetown, Hill County, Liberty Hill, Live Oak, Randolph Air Force Base, New Braunfels, Parmer/Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Antonio, San Marcos, Schertz, Selma, Spring Branch, and Universal City. Known for teaching and training physical therapists all over the US, TexPTS physical therapists take pride in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to their patients with the best results. Our clinicians have a have a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, spine care and rehabilitation, general orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation, sports specific injuries, workplace injuries and much more. TexPTS was voted one of the Top 50 Places to Work in San Antonio in 2011, 2013, and 2014 by their own employees, the Best Private Physical Therapy Practice in the U.S. in 2009 by their peers in the American Physical Therapy Association and has been recognized on the Inc. 500/5000 lists for the past three years. For more information visit TexPTS.com or the TexPTS Facebook page.