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Beachwood Physical Therapist Michael Groesch Awarded Orthopedic Specialist Certification

Posted May 06, 2021 in Press Releases

BEACHWOOD, OH January 14, 2021 – Michael Groesch, PT, DPT was awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Orthopaedic physical therapists are trained to diagnosis and treat musculoskeletal conditions ranging from headaches to post-surgical conditions and neck, back or joint pain.


Groesch graduated in 2016 from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and completed an Orthopaedic residency program through
the Institute of Therapeutic Sciences in Livonia, Michigan. He is a physical therapist and clinical manager at the Peter B. Lewis Aquatic & Therapy Center at Menorah Park in
Beachwood. Groesch specializes in the identification and treatment of Orthopaedic conditions and his practice includes aquatic therapy, manual therapy, pain management and dry needling for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.


“Becoming a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedic physical therapy demonstrates my commitment to pursuing the highest level of education and skill to best serve my patients,” Groesch said. He went on to say, “Many of my patients have neck or low back
pain and these are very common conditions. Patients with neck or low back pain should know that they can benefit from seeing a physical therapist, regardless of how long they have had pain.”


To obtain board certification, candidates must submit evidence of required clinical practice in one of nine specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women’s Health Physical Therapy. In addition, candidates must successfully complete a rigorous examination,
demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of physical therapist practice.


ABPTS was established by APTA as the governing body that awards certification to physical therapists who meet approved requirements. ABPTS oversees the physical therapy clinical specialist certification and maintenance of specialist certification programs and awards certificates to physical therapists meeting approved requirements.

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