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The “OCS” Behind Our Name…

31 Aug

The “OCS” Behind Our Name…

What It Means For You.

By: Don Cassano, MPT, DPT, OCS

Don Cassano, MPT, DPT, OCS and Marcus Walker, DPT, OCS are two of the only physical therapists in Alexandria/Pineville to have earned a Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

What does this mean? A mission of our national organization, American Physical Therapy Association and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS), is to advance the profession through promoting clinical excellence and recognizing advanced knowledge, skill and experience through specialists credentialing. As noted by the ABPTS, “the OCS uses advanced techniques and methods to assist the patient toward optimal function through corrective, adaptive, and prophylactic management of the neuromusculoskeletal system”. Only approximately 6.5% of physical therapists have advanced certification in their respective specialty field.

Elite Physical Therapy continues to focus on growing this designation as the standard of knowledge for its staff, now with two physical therapists designated with this Board Certification. Elite remains as the only outpatient physical therapy clinic in Alexandria to staff OCS designated physical therapists. We are committed to offering you, the patient, the best care through the best trained and caring staff.

Don Cassano Jr, DPT, OCS

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