Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

orthopedic clinical specialistWhat is does OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) Certification in Physical Therapy mean?

Physical therapists can specialize in one or several specific disciplines of their field. Becoming a specialist in the field is a process by which a physical therapist builds on a broad base of professional education and practice to develop a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice. Clinical specialization in physical therapy responds to a specific area of patient need and requires knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at entry to the profession and unique to the specialized area of practice. OCS certification allows physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in outpatient orthopedics to provide formally recognized credentials to patients and employers. OCS credentialing is administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, a division of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Jennifer Stasko has been a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 2013.