MARQUETTE - U.P. Rehab Services' Kate Hosking recently earned her Orthopedic Specialist Certification.
This board certification is granted by the American Physical Therapy, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists following an examination process. Hosking also has a doctor of physical therapy degree and is a board certified clinical specialist.
She works at U.P. Sports Medicine - Marquette General Therapies, managed by U.P. Rehab Services - in the Peninsula Medical Center.
Similar to physician specialization, there are eight specialty areas in which physical therapists can be board certified. About 6.5 percent of physical therapists in the United States are board certified in a specialty and only 3.9 percent of therapists in the United States are Orthopedic Certified Specialists.