Today’s blog we would like to highlight and congratulate one of our exceptional Physical Therapists Cole Racich. Cole has a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University and has recently continued his education in the area of orthopedic specialization. He has worked hard for the past year to prepare for and pass the exam that makes him a Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).
Orthopedic Clinical Specialists are recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as individuals whose clinical specialization in orthopedic physical therapy demonstrates knowledge, skill and experience exceeding that of an entry level physical therapist. The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in this special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.
The credentials of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) are designated to those individuals who have successfully become board certified clinical specialists in the areas of orthopedics. At a minimum, therapists who receive this clinical distinction have completed 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the area of orthopedics and have successfully completed a rigorous written examination.
However, Cole embodies so much more than just clinical expertise and knowledge. He takes great care in helping every patient he encounters through their healing process with education, true concern and understanding. Which is why Coles patients see improvement each and every day they come to Advance.