Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
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 those areas.
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.