APTA seeks to limit the use of abbreviated designations after a physical therapist's or physical therapist assistant's name to decrease consumer confusion.
If you have an ABPTS Clinical Certification, you will need to spell it out as "Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physical Therapy" underneath your name. Learn more.
This July and August, APTA Pelvic Health will ensure that ABPTS clinical certifications are spelled out fully on the Academy website and other resources. We encourage our members to update their personal websites, profiles, bios with the correct designations as well.
Incorrect: Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS, OCS
Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy