Texas Physical Therapy Specialists is proud to announce that the following eleven therapists have earned Board Certification in Orthopedics or Sports:

  •     Lauren Brandt, PT, DPT, OCS
  •     Tiffany Constantino, PT, DPT, CSOMT, OCS
  •     Brady Garza, PT, DPT, OCS
  •     Ali Higgins, PT, DPT, OCS
  •     Jonathan Kirkwood, PT, DPT, OCS
  •     Steven Nelson, PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS
  •     Karen Piacente, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, OCS
  •     Breanne Riley, PT, DPT, OCS
  •     Neil Sheth, PT, DPT, CSCS, SCS
  •     Oksana Silva, PT, DPT, OCS
  •     Ashley Stagni, PT, DPT, OCS

The OCS and SCS Board Certifications are granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and involve a rigorous application and examination processes. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions, while the SCS certification concentrates on acute and critical sports injury treatment and sports injury prevention and wellness.

The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. Roughly 6.5% of the physical therapists in the United States are Board Certified in a specialty. Of those, less than 5.7% of physical therapists are Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS) and less than 1% are Board Certified in Sports (SCS).

“On behalf of the Texas Physical Therapy Specialists team, our sincere congratulations to all the men and women who earned their Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist certifications this year,” said TexPTS Co-Owner David Browder, PT, DPT, OCS. “We couldn’t be more proud of the hard work they demonstrated throughout the process, as well as their drive and passion to become better clinicians for their patients’ benefit.”

To book an appointment, or for more information about Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, please call 888.658.8483 or visit http://www.TexPTS.com.

About Texas Physical Therapy Specialists:
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists is a locally owned private physical therapy practice with locations throughout central Texas: Austin, Bulverde, Cibolo, Central Texas, Dallas, Georgetown, Hill County, Liberty Hill, Live Oak, Randolph Air Force Base, New Braunfels, Parmer/Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Antonio, San Marcos, Schertz, Selma, Spring Branch, and Universal City. Our clinicians have a have a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, spine care and rehabilitation, general orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation, sports specific injuries, workplace injuries, metabolic conditions, and more. Since the company began in 2004,TexPTS has been voted Top 50 Places to Work in San Antonio three times by their own employees, the Best Private Physical Therapy Practice in the U.S. by their peers in the American Physical Therapy Association, and has appeared on the Inc. 500/5000 lists three times. For more information visit TexPTS.com or the TexPTS Facebook page.