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Proudly Announcing Our Newly OCS Certified Physical Therapists!

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

· Marissa Hosseini, PT, DPT, OCS- Austin, TX

· David Barna, PT, DPT, OCS Lakeway, TX

· Kirk Ringland, PT, DPT, OCS Liberty Hill, TX

· Chris Giegel, PT, DPT, OCS San Antonio, TX

· Kasey Kruse, PT, DPT, OCS Plano, TX

The Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) board certification is granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) and involves a rigorous application and examination process. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions.

The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set required to sit for and pass Certification allows therapists to better treat patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. Roughly 6.9% of the physical therapists in the United States are Board Certified in a specialty and less than 5.7% of physical therapists are Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS). TexPTS is committed to specialization in part in an effort to ensure physical therapists are ready to access patients without a physican referral, a law passed in Texas that will go into effect Sept. 1.

“On behalf of the Texas Physical Therapy Specialists family, I’m happy to offer our sincere congratulations to Marissa, David, Kirk, Chirs and Kasey for earning their Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification this year,” said TexPTS Regional Director and 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.”

TexPTS has a total of 108 therapists with 57 of those being Board Certified. The rest of which are in Residency or are training to gain their specialty certification.

To book an appointment, or for more information about Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, please call 888.658.8483 or schedule online.

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