The musculoskeletal system is complex. While some patient’s pain is directly related to a specific event, more of our patients actually come in with a pain condition that is not. In these cases, treatment isn’t necessarily as straightforward a process, as the source of your pain can be distant to where it is initially felt. In order to be most effective, treatment must be tailored to the individual, even for seemingly straightforward diagnoses like Low Back Pain or Rotator Cuff Syndrome. An expert clinician will diagnose the unique source of your pain and treat the largest contributing factors rather than just the symptoms. This is where Orthopedic specialization and advanced training can make a real difference in the speed and effectiveness of your recovery.
The Cioffredi & Associates Commitment
As part of our Commitment to Education, we support our staff to pursue the highest levels of training and expertise.
On top of their Physical Therapy Doctorates, Cioffredi & Associates provides additional structured mentorship and financial support for our clinicians to acquire additional orthopedic training. This includes our Orthopedic Residency Program which, in partnership with Acadia University, provides a full year of additional training and mentorship beyond the Clinical Doctorate and lays the groundwork for candidates to acquire their Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) designation.
We also incentivize our clinicians to pursue advanced technique certifications in:
- Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine (MDT)
- McKenzie Method
- Dry Needling: Trigger Point Dry Needling and Integrative Dry Needling
- The Graston Technique
- Cupping Therapy
- Graded Motor Imagery / Mirror Therapy
- Mulligan Technique
Through our ongoing mentorship program, we bring this expertise back in-house and use it to further develop the skills of our entire team to create one of the most highly trained organizations in the greater North East.
OCS’s are awarded by the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialists to post-doctorate PTs to formally recognize advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in Orthopedics. Due to the extensive level of training, study, and expense required to become an OCS, less than 5%* of American PTs have acquired this advanced certification.
The End Result Is Optimal Outcomes For You.
*As of 2016, there were 11,730 OCS PTs per the ABPTS (www.abpts.org) and 239,800 PTs per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov)