Becoming a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists is an accomplishment held by only about 2% of practicing physical therapists in NJ.
Earning your OCS means that your therapist has completed clinical specialization in a specific content area of patient care beyond their entry level board exam. These therapists have advanced knowledge, experience, and skills in the area of orthopedics that are required to test for their OCS. Therapists have completed 2,000 clinical practice hours in an orthopaedic setting, and have passed a rigorous certification exam for their OCS.
While it is a great accomplishment for therapists to earn their OCS, not all therapists pursue advanced certification. At Joint Motion PT, our therapists choose what they want to pursue with their continuing education and take many paths. Our therapists have advanced certifications including in: The McKenzie Method, Functional dry needling, Myofascial Decompression (cupping), Lymphedema Therapy, Pain Neuroscience, and many others.