What do all of those letters mean?
Specialist certification recognizes PT's who demonstrate competence in both specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency. PT's must pass the specialist certification examination and be recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. The certification is effective for 10 years, after which re-certification is required.
Less than 5% of Physical Therapists attain Board Certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.
Clinical Data suggest seeing a physical therapist who is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, or OCS, improves the value of the clinical outcome for the patient. Patients treated by an OCS require fewer visits than those treated by physical therapists without these advanced credentials. As a result, estimated cost was less per patient episode of care. Patients seeing an OCS reported higher functional gains after care than patients seen by a non-clinical specialist.
The attainment of the Credentialing Level status indicates that the clinician has met predetermined requirements established by The McKenzie Institute International to recognize basic competency in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). The MII Credentialing Examination is the worldwide standard for all branches consisting of multi-method testing with written and practical components designed to assess the clinical knowledge and skills developed by the practitioner throughout the post-graduate course curriculum. These clinicians demonstrate advanced skills in examination and treatment of spinal patients.
Why do we stress advanced competency in the areas of Orthpaedics and Spine Care at Feehley Physical Therapy?
Experience and Advanced Clinical Training allow you and your family to receive the Very Best Care Possible.