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Catalyst Sports Medicine therapists achieve advanced credentials

Catalyst Sports Medicine's Director of Physical Therapy Dan Teece, and physical therapist Scott Peterson, who specializes in vestibular treatment, both passed their orthopaedic board certifications with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS).

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 80,000 members throughout the United States, established the specialist certification program in 1978. 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.

Approximately 7 percent of therapists nationally pass and receive the board certification in orthopaedics.

"We are proud to have Dan and Scott credentialed at the highest level of certification for our physical therapy practice," said Catalyst Sports Medicine president and clinic director, J.W. Matheson. "With 'direct access' whereby patients can see us first without a referral, comes a greater responsibility to ensure our therapists have the expertise to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder, and knee pain. Having our therapists pass the rigorous requirements of board certification helps ensure we provide our patients the highest quality care possible."

Catalyst Sports Medicine is located at 2305 Willis Miller Drive For more information on Dan Teece, Scott Peterson or Catalyst Sports Medicine, contact Matheson at (715) 386-1155 or email

Doug Stohlberg

Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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