We at NJCPT are proud to announce that two of our physical therapists, Ryan Skripak and Carrie Jones, have recently passed their Board Specialist Certification exams in Orthopedics.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), “Specialization is the 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.” Ryan and Carrie have successfully mastered the advanced clinical knowledge, skills, and experience unique to the specialized area of orthopedic physical therapy. Once a physical therapist has achieved board certification, they are recognized by having “OCS” (Orthopedic Certified Specialist) added to their credentials. In order to obtain board certification, a physical therapist must complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the specialty area, and then must pass a rigorous exam given by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
We would like to congratulate Carrie and Ryan for all their continued hard work and dedication to our patients and to their own professional development.
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