Durango Physical Therapist Passes Prestigious Specialist Re-Certification Exam

Dave Rakita, co-owner of Rakita Tomsic Physical Therapy and world-class competitive triathlete, passed the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification examination for the third time.

The OCS certification program was established by the American Physical Therapy Association 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.

This was Dave’s second re-certification. In 1993 Dave was one of the first, if not the first OCS credentialed physical therapists in Colorado.

“It was a very difficult test and I feel lucky to have passed again”, states Dave. “I truly enjoyed the preparation process which consisted of hours of studying current evidenced based orthopedic PT treatment methods, theory and techniques. Upon finishing the exam in March, I thought perhaps I had failed, so I was very relieved when I recently received the good news.”