There is a new OCS achievement within SRPT!!!

CONGRATULATIONS Brandi Wood, PT, DPT, OCS!!!!!

Brandi Wood, PT, DPT, OCS has new credentials behind her name! Brandi is a part-owner of Sports Rehab and Physical Therapy and clinic director at our Hico location.

Brandi has recently achieved her orthopedic clinical specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapists as of June of this year.

In 2010 Brandi received her bachelor's degree in Biology at Tarleton State University, she then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Hardin-Simmons University in 2012. Soon after graduating, Brandi became part of the team of physical therapists at SRPT in 2014, and since then she has helped the company grow.

Brandi believes in the core values SRPT strives to provide. When asked to give a description of how she felt about accomplishing this great achievement Brandi said, "One of our core values here at SRPT is to provide innovative and evidence-based services that generate excellent outcomes. That's exactly what the curriculum for this certification has allowed me to do and will continue to do."

To be able to sit for the orthopedic clinical specialist exam a physical therapist needs to show evidence of 2,000 hours of direct patient care, in the specialty area within the last 10 years, 500 of those hours have to be within the last 3 years. Brandi was well qualified to be able to sit for the exam.

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties states that by gaining the orthopedic clinical specialist certification it "opens doors to professional growth. Reflects advanced specialist practice to patients as well as physicians." When asked about the recently added credentials to her name Brandi said, "More important than the additional letters behind my name is the knowledge gained just by going through the coursework for this certification. I know this will help me be a more innovative and competent PT." She has now become 1 of the 10% of the orthopedic board-certified specialists in physical therapy.

Brandi set this as one of her goals, and she is able to check this off the list. The SRPT team is very excited for Brandi and her recent accomplishment!! Great Job Brandi!!

Written By, Kallie Spitzenberger
Marketing

Resources

  1. American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) - Specialist Certification: Orthopaedics
  2. American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) - Specialist Certification

“Best PT Company” & “Best Physical Therapist” in Erath County

SRPT – Stephenville was named "Best PT Company" in Erath County for 2019. The outpatient facility is staffed with local physical therapists that strive to provide expert care and excellent customer service.

"Best of Erath County", provided by the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, began in early March. The "Best of Erath County" consists of two rounds of voting over four months.

All votes were cast by community members. The first round of voting is to nominate the top three businesses in a variety of categories. Then the second round is to vote on the winner of the nominated companies in each category. Winners of "Best of Erath County" were announced in June.

The staff of SRPT – Stephenville, which includes six Doctors of Physical Therapy, is honored to receive this award for the third year in a row.

Mark Blackburn

The same night, SRPT – Stephenville won Best PT Company, Mark Blackburn, PT, DPT was awarded "Best Physical Therapist" for Erath County.

Mark is a Stephenville native and for the last 20 years he has devoted much of his time and energy to developing Sports Rehab & Physical Therapy into what it is today. SRPT serves not only Erath County but also Parker and Hamilton counties. Mark is dedicated to making SRPT an integral part of Stephenville by giving back to the community through volunteering, sponsorships, and participating in community events with his family and staff.

When asked what this award meant to him, Mark stated, "SRPT strives to provide expert physical therapy care, the highest possible patient outcomes, and excellent customer service. I'm fortunate to be able to do this in my hometown, and I'm honored to receive this award from our community."

Congratulations to SRPT and Mark Blackburn on these well-deserved awards!

Cayla is Dancing for the Stars

Sports Rehab & Physical Therapy was a proud platinum sponsor of the 2018 Dancing for the Stars competition held November 29th, 2018. Dancing for the Stars is an event that benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County. We are proud to support our own Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Cayla Limas and her husband Abel in this competition.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that provides a mentoring program for local youth to promote success in a child’s life. Matches are made between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children ages 6 through 18 (“Littles”). These relationships have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Though Cayla nor Abel have been Bigs or Littles themselves, Cayla’s Aunt Sharon was a Big Sister for 3 years. Sharon spoke fondly of the program stating, “I very much enjoyed taking my Little Sister to do fun things. We were able to get together once a week.”



Physical Therapist Assistant, Cayla Limas, and her husband Abel Limas have been practicing their dance routine and raising money for this charity since the beginning of 2018. All the proceeds raised from this event benefits the community at a local level in Erath County. Cayla stated, “it was a pleasant surprise to see how the community was very giving when it came to a charity event.”

When asked what the best part of joining the competition has been, Cayla said, “getting out of our comfort zone both individually and as a couple. As a couple we have had to learn to trust each other with the very complicated lifts and dance stunts we were asked to do.” The couple has enjoyed learning the choreography from former Stephenville High School dance coach, Sherri Evans.

When we asked Cayla to give some advice for others wanting to participate she stated, “be organized outgoing and have fun!” She continued to comment on not being afraid to talk to people about donating to this organization, and to also make sure that they have a good understanding of what the money is going towards. Lastly Cayla stated, “Have fun! Yes, this is a competition but remember it’s for a good cause and all of your hard work will help provide funds for a great organization that provides a positive impact on children.”

Thank you Cayla and Abel for allowing us to be your sponsor in Dancing for the Stars, we were excited to support such a great organization!