Basham becomes board certified orthopedic clinical specialist

Angi Basham, a physical therapist at Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently became one of just 169 board certified orthopedic clinical specialists (OCS) in the state of Ohio.

OCS is formal recognition by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) for individuals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in therapy specialty areas. It has been given to fewer than 8,000 people in the United States.

This certification is the result of more than 2000 hours of clinical practice and advanced research in specialty orthopedics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Basham has a doctorate of physical therapy and works as a clinician and clinical educator in outpatient rehab at the SOMC Life Center. Earning her OCS means that Basham has also been recognized as an expert in musculoskeletal disorders and diagnosis, treatment interventions, examination, research of the spine and extremities, joints, soft tissue, neural tissue muscles and related injuries. She is also an expert in management of complex musculoskeletal conditions, joint replacement rehabilitation and all orthopedic rehabilitation.

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