Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) July 06, 2013
Recently, Brandon Fowler PT, DPT, OCS, and Emily Green, PT, DPT, OCS of Louisville, Daniel Cayse PT, DPT, OCS of Richmond and Lee Miller, PT, DPT, OCS of Nicholasville, Kentucky earned the professional designation Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) from The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
According to the APTA, the specialist certification program was created to provide formal recognition to physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a specialized area of practice, and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists. The ABPTS has certified fewer than 7,000 clinicians as Orthopaedic Specialist since its inception in 1989.
“These clinicians worked tirelessly to prepare and their hard work paid off. They have received one of the highest designations available in our profession. They are a shining example of why KORT is a leader in the industry and demonstrates our commitment to continued education and excellence,” said KORT President Jason Chambers.
According to the APTA, the OCS designation is for those clinicians who meet the highest standards and have demonstrated the ability to provide specialized care to those with bone fractures, abnormalities of the skeletal system and other orthopedic problems. To gain this specialization, clinicians must meet strict requirements including being a licensed physical therapist, providing evidence of having provided 2,000 hours of direct special care in the last 10 years with 500 hours in the past 3 years, completing an extensive application and passing a rigorous written exam.
Meet the Orthopaedic Specialists
Daniel Cayse PT, DPT, OCS is a 2011 graduate from the University of Kentucky. Cayse has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. His clinical interests include orthopedics, hand therapy, and sports injuries, particularly of the knee and shoulder. He is a member of the Orthopedic and Hand Rehabilitation Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Cayse works at KORT Richmond.
Brandon Fowler PT, DPT, OCS earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy as well as his Bachelor's degree (Cum Laude) from Bellarmine University. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Kentucky Physical Therapy Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. His areas of clinical interest include Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy for the treatment of spinal related dysfunction and condition-specific exercise prescription for strength and endurance progression. Fowler practices with an emphasis on patient education and practical management strategies for reducing limitations in daily function. He works at KORT Partners in Physical Therapy (St. Matthews).
Emily Green PT, DPT, OCS earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She is the program director of the KORT Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction (POWR) Program, a healthy lifestyle program aimed at addressing the national obesity epidemic. Green is committed to treating orthopedic conditions and improving overall health and wellness. She works at KORT English Station.
Lee Miller PT, DPT, OCS joined our KORT team in 2009. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh after completing a Bachelor of Science in Health Management from The Ohio State University. His clinical interests include sports rehabilitation and the treatment of low back pain. Miller works at KORT Nicholasville.
Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) has been specializing in outpatient physical and occupational therapy in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for over 25 years. Local ownership and independent operations, allow KORT clinicians to work one-on-one with patients to regain strength, increase flexibility, improve mobility, and reduce pain without drugs or surgery. Selected as a “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” for nine consecutive years, and with over 40 locations, KORT has the most board certified Orthopedic Specialists and Vestibular Rehabilitation specialists than any other provider in the region. KORT’s certified athletic trainers provide sports medicine services to more than 30 high schools and colleges in Kentucky & Southern Indiana.