HaysMed Physical Therapist Earns 2nd Specialist Certification
HAYS, Kan. (October 22, 2015) Jill Billinger, Physical Therapist at HaysMed, recently earned a clinical specialization in orthopaedic physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS).
According to the ABPTS there are 11 sports certified clinical specialists and 43 orthopedic certified clinical specialists in Kansas. Billinger is the only Physical Therapist in the State of Kansas to be Board Certified in these two specialties. In addition to the orthopaedic designation she is also board certified in sports.
Specialization is the process by which a physical therapist builds on a broad base of professional education and practice to develop a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice. Clinical specialization in physical therapy responds to a specific area of patient need and requires knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at entry to the profession and unique to the specialized area of practice.
The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists
Our team is fortunate to have someone with Billinger’s specialized knowledge and skills in both areas.” Said Theresa Roe, PT, Director of Rehabilitation Services at HaysMed. “She has shown real dedication to helping patients achieve the best quality of life possible through physical therapy by earning two specialty certifications.”
Billinger works in the outpatient rehabilitation department at HaysMed and has been an Associate of HaysMed since 2002.