Orthopedic Clinical Specialists are recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as individuals whose clinical specialization in orthopedic physical therapy demonstrates knowledge, skill and experience exceeding that of an entry level physical therapist. The credentials of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist are designated to those individuals who have successfully become board certified clinical specialists in the areas of orthopedics. At a minimum, therapists who receive this clinical distinction have completed 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the area of orthopedics and have successfully completed a rigorous written examination. Only 10% of the physical therapists in the U.S. are Board Certified in a specialty.
So what does this mean for you?
Almost every physical therapist in private practice will say they provide orthopedic physical therapy. But the truth is that most people receiving physical therapy have not seen a “true” Orthopedic Physical Therapist. Next time you are looking for someone with true knowledge in orthopaedic physical therapy, you want someone Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. HROSM Physical Therapy Center is the place for you if you need specialized orthopaedic therapist. Request an appointment with our physical therapy department today.