ex·per·tise – expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.; skill, prowess, proficiency, competence.
Physical Therapy is a health care profession requiring a doctorate degree and licensure in the state in which one practices.
Physical therapists must earn an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and then gain acceptance to a graduate school in order to apply to sit to take the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
Physical therapists work with their patients to optimize movement in order to improve the individuals ability to contribute to and participate in life.
APRS Physical Therapy has always and always will hire, encourage, and grow therapists who strive to be the experts in their fields. We are a very diverse company as we have followed our passions over the past 36 years. Today’s blog touches on our passion to provide the best care, through the best, most relevant research, and from physical therapists with top notch expertise.
For most of us PTs, we developed our passions early in our careers. This provided the framework for us to pursue expertise from college courses, text books, professors, clinical instructors, continuing education courses, mentors, etc. As we soaked up as much knowledge as we could, we desired to test that knowledge through certifications that would acknowledge our hard work and dedication to a specific field or niche.
Mostly, these are the initials you see behind our names on our business cards in our educational publications. Our website has more info regarding what all of these initials mean if you want to read more about them. http://bozemanaprs.com/definitions/
Our Worker’s Compensation program, Montana Works, is the culmination of years of experience, hard work, and a passion to get workers back to work faster and safer. Started by APRS Physical Therapy founder and owner Gary Lusin, PT and continued by Lorena Pettet Payne, PT this program’s goals are to help prevent workers from getting hurt and to provide the resources and knowledge to get them back to work faster and safer when they do sustain a work related injury.
Our Orthopedics and Sports Medicine teams are comprised of therapists who are Board Certified Clinical Specialists. Meaning they have sat for National Board Examinations specific to these areas of physical therapy. Orthopedic Certified Specialists (OCS), we have 2 of the 12 within 50 miles of Bozeman, and our Sports Clinical Specialists (SCS), we have 3 of the 5 within 50 miles of Bozeman, have exceptional knowledge and expertise treating shoulder, knee, ankle/foot, hip, elbow/wrist, and spine injuries. http://bit.ly/2aO7TGS
Our Vestibular team has two of the only Emory Certified therapists in Montana. Vestibular therapy treats the symptoms related to dizziness or imbalances. Emory Certification has been widely recognized as the highest level of certification for treating vestibular issues. Our expertise in Vestibular rehab is unmatched in the Gallatin Valley.
Educating our patients is one of our top priorities at each and every visit. Therefore, our blogs will also help to teach and inform anyone and everyone willing to read them.
The book, The Death of Expertise, by Thomas Nichols, was the inspiration for this post. http://amzn.to/2ghZEpG Check it out some time!
Thank you so much for reading today’s blog. We hope you learned something!
John-Henry Anderson, DPT