Orthopaedic Certified Specialist

What does OCS mean? And why are we so proud to have 9 of these specialists on our Physical Therapy staff?

The Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) is a licensed Physical Therapist who has advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in the practice of orthopaedic, or the study of the musculoskeletal system which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. 

This is a voluntary process of taking a very difficult exam through the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) after having completed the minimum number of years with orthopedic conditions.

As of June 2009, there are 913 OCS certified physical therapists in the state of California.  There are 9 OCS certified PTs at CPMC!

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