Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Physical Therapist Earns Orthopaedic Specialist Certification

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is proud to announce that Elizabeth Calabria PT, DPT, 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. Calabria’s skills and abilities. Dr. Calabria is recognized for advanced knowledge, experience, and skills in the practice of orthopaedic physical therapy and the conditions effecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Dr. Calabria treats patients at the TexPTS Balcones Woods 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 enabled me to treat different types of orthopaedic issues and I am now better prepared to help patients in Austin,” states Dr. Calabria. “I look forward to providing better care for my patients and helping them return to their desired activities as quickly as possible.”

Dr. Calabria completed her undergraduate degree in 2007 at The College of New Jersey where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Art. Her Doctorate of Physical Therapy was completed at Duke University in May 2010. Dr. Calabria has a strong passion for American Sign Language (ASL). She is now certified in ASL and is working on becoming an ASL interpreter. She has blended her love for ASL and physical therapy by treating deaf and hard of hearing patients.

For more information about TexPTS, please visit TexPTS.com.

About Texas Physical Therapy Specialists:

Founded in 2005, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is a private physical therapy practice with locations throughout San Antonio, Austin, Georgetown, and Jourdanton. Known for teaching and training physical therapists all over the US, TexPTS physical therapists take pride in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to their patients with the best results. Our clinicians have a have a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, spine care and rehabilitation, general orthopaedic conditions and retaliation, sports specific injuries, workplace injuries and much more. TexPTS was voted Best Private Physical Therapy Practice in the U.S. in 2009 by their peers in the American Physical Therapy Association and has been recognized on the Inc. 500/5000 lists for the past three years. For more information, visit TexPTS.com or the TexPTS Facebook page.