We are so pleased to announce that two physical therapists on staff at Makovicka Physical Therapy recently earned board certifications as clinical specialists in orthopedics. Michael Donnelly and Chris Cameron join eight other board certified physical therapists on staff at Makovicka Physical Therapy.
The minimum requirement for the orthopedic specialty exam is to be a licensed physical therapist with a minimum of 2000 hours of direct patient care in the area of specialty, or completion of an APTA accredited residency program. Chris Cameron has exceeded the required 2000 hours of direct patient care since joining the Makovicka PT staff in 2011, and Michael Donnelly completed a one-year residency through a partnership between Makovicka Physical Therapy and Creighton University.
“We are incredibly proud of how hard Michael and Chris have worked to obtain their certification,” said Josh Richling, chief operations officer for Makovicka Physical Therapy. “The process requires commitment and time above and beyond their responsibilities, and both of them have displayed a unique level of dedication.”
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) offers board certification in eight specialty areas of physical therapy: cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, sports and women’s health. Certified specialists are recognized for developing a greater depth of knowledge and skills in their particular area of practice, which for both Donnelly and Cameron is orthopedics.
There are currently 91 Board Certified Specialists in Orthopedics in the state of Nebraska, nine of which are on staff with Makovicka Physical Therapy.
“We are very proud to have a board certified specialist at each of our eight clinics, which allows us to provide high quality, specialized care for our patients,” Richling said.
More information about the ABPTS certification process is available www.abpts.org .