BreakThrough Physical Therapist Earns Orthopaedic Specialist Certification

Winston Salem, North Carolina (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) is proud to announce that Cheryl Pfruender, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS has received training and earned the professional designation of Orthopaedic Certified Specialist. This board-certification is granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) and involves rigorous application and examination processes and provides assurance to patients and the medical community of Dr. Pfruender’s skills and abilities. Dr. Pfruender is recognized for advanced knowledge, experience, and skills in the practice of orthopaedic physical therapy and the conditions affecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Dr. Pfruender is the clinic manager at the BTPT Winston Salem location.

Similar to physician specialization, there are eight specialty areas in which physical therapists can be board certified. Roughly 6.5% of the physical therapists in the United States are Board Certified in a specialty and only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopaedic Certified Specialists. Those with this advanced certification are considered to have a great depth of knowledge and skills in their specialty area of physical therapy.

“This certification has taught me how to treat different types of orthpaedic issues and I am now better prepared to help patients in Winston Salem,” states Dr. Pfruender. “I look forward to providing better care for my patients and helping them get back to doing the activities they love as quickly as possible.”

In 2005, Dr. Pfruender graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and a Manual Therapy Certificate from St. Augustine University in Florida. She has attended continuing education courses in Orthotics, treatment of Vestibular BPPV (positional vertigo), and spine disorders. Dr. Pfruender is also certified in ASTYM and Trigger Point Dry Needling, also known as intramuscular manual therapy.

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About BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT):

BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) is a private physical therapy practice with six locations in Greensboro, Fayetteville, Morehead City, and Winston Salem, North Carolina. BreakThrough Physios pride themselves in having advanced training in delivering hands-on treatment to achieve optimal results in a shorter timeframe for patients suffering from all orthopedic conditions. Common conditions treated include sports and work related injuries, neck and back pain, headaches, and muscle and tendon disorders. For more information visit