BreakThrough Physical Therapy Physios Become Board Certified Specialists

BTPT Congratulates Drew Schlabach, OCS, and Kyle Botten, SCS

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) is proud to announce that Drew Schlabach, PT, DPT, OCS, and Kyle Botten, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS*D, have received training and earned the professional designation of Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) and Sports Certified Specialist (SCS), respectively.

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. 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. Fewer than 1% of physical therapists are Sports Certified Specialists.

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 while the SCS certification concentrates on acute and critical sports injury treatment and sports injury prevention and wellness.

“We offer our sincere congratulations to Dr. Schlabach and Dr. Botten for receiving their board certifications,” said Jeff Hathaway, PT, DPT, BTPT Owner. “We’re incredibly proud of the work they put in and we look forward to seeing how our patients continue to benefit from their expertise.”

To book an appointment with Dr. Schlabach at the Winston-Salem clinic or Dr. Botten in Fayetteville, or for more information about BreakThrough Physical Therapy, please visit

About BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT):
BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Cameron, 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