- Less than 5% of physical therapists in the nation are Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
- Physical therapists were first able to become Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 1989
- Experience in orthopaedic physical therapy and passing a rigorous written test are what allows physical therapists to become board certified
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) is the credentialing body.
The specialist certification program has been designed to identify and define physical therapy
specialty areas and to formally recognize physical therapists who have attained advanced knowledge and skills in
Certification also assists the public and health care community in identifying therapists with acknowledged expertise
in a particular field of practice and demonstrates that physical therapists are devoted to addressing the unique needs
of the people with whom we work.