Descriptions

Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) is the physical therapy equivalent to the board certification in orthopedics that a physician would earn. It is awarded once a year through the APTA testing and with a detailed review of the candidate’s professional experience.
www.apta.org

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist offers hands on evaluative and treatment techniques within the scope of physical therapy practice. After a detailed biomechanical evaluation treatment often includes joint or soft tissue mobilization, mobilizing or stabilizing exercise, and movement re-training.
www.naiomt.com

Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) distinction represents 252 contact hours of advanced orthopedic manual physical therapy training with competency established through a series of written, oral and practical examinations. Internationally recognized certification in orthopedic manual physical therapy.
www.naiomt.com

Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) is an internationally recognized standard of excellence in the practice of orthopedic manual physical therapy. Fellows have demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal/orthopedic disorders. Fellows serve their patients and the public in demonstrating excellence in clinical practice, education and research. Fellowship requires extensive hours of advanced training and clinical supervision. Fellowship can also be awarded through a challenge process. This process includes a thorough review of professional contributions, training, and oral practical examination.
www.aaompt.org

Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) is an advanced clinical doctorate in physical therapy with an emphasis in manual therapy. This is a terminal degree in the clinical tract of physical therapy and is the clinical equivalent of a PhD degree.
www.andrews.edu

Hellerworker is a graduate of a three year Hellerworker training program and previously an independent practitioner in the discipline, Bryant compliments physical therapy treatment with structural bodywork.
www.josephheller.com

Certified Pilates Instructor (CPI) and Rehabilitation Certified Pilates Instructor. Certification earned through Polestar’s rigorous oral and practical examination. This certification includes not only medical rehabilitation concepts but also training in fitness based utilization of all apparatuses.
www.polestareducation.com

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is an advanced certification in knowledge and practice of exercise science provided through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). A credential of distinction amongst fitness experts.
www.nsca-lift.org