Lander physical therapist becomes first in Wyoming to gain both OCS & SCS certifications
Fremont Therapy Group is proud to announce that Tom Davis recently earned the professional designation of Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). The OCS specialty is the highest level a PT can reach in the outpatient setting when it comes to diagnosing and treating patients. That paired with his other certifications, Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), makes Tom one of the most educated physical therapists in the state.
The OCS and SCS Board Certifications are granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) and involve rigorous application and examination processes.
Tom Davis, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Tom is now Board Certified in two areas by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Both certifications involve a rigorous application and examination process, each spanning over a year. Roughly 7% of physical therapists in the US are Board Certified in a specialty. Only 4% are Orthopedic Clinical Specialists and less than 2% are Sports Certified Specialists.
Tom is the only practicing Orthopedic Certified Specialist in Fremont County and one of only two Sports Certified Specialists in Wyoming.
The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions. The SCS certification concentrates on acute and critical sports injury treatment and sports injury prevention and wellness.
Tom’s education doesn’t stop with just him. Students who choose Fremont Therapy Group are able to study under any of our skilled professionals, including Tom. One of best things about physical therapy, is the camaraderie between our staff and students. Studying under professionals who take time to add to their knowledge base not only helps students with their courses, but it gives them motivation in their future profession.
As for our patients, they are able to be seen by professionals who are constantly adding tools to their toolbox and finding ways to make them better faster. Tom’s passion is learning new ways to diagnose and treat patients. These certifications give him the knowledge base to do so.
“On behalf of the FTG team, we extend our sincere congratulations to Tom,” said Brent Kaufman. “We’re proud of the hard work he has put into becoming board certified specialist in two areas and appreciate the passion for his profession that this hard work reflects. We look forward to seeing our patients benefit from his expertise!”