We are proud to announce that seven CORA Physical Therapists have earned the professional designation of Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS).
The OCS Board Certification is granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) and involves a rigorous application and examination processes. Less than 5% of the physical therapists in the United States are certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists.
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.
Please join us in congratulating these seven individuals on this tremendous accomplishment! We are very proud to have them as part of our CORA team treating you right each and every day.
Javy Busutil, PT, DPT, CMPT, OCS
Javy Busutil is a Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager at CORA Coral Gables, FL and has been with CORA since August 2015. He is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami, FL (2015) and holds a variety of certifications including: Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1, the Graston Technique, Kiniseotaping, and Manual Therapy through the FIOMPT. Javy enjoys attending CORA community events and cross-fit in his spare time. He is also a newlywed and enjoys his time spent traveling.
Stephanie Stewart, PT, DPT, OCS
Stephanie Stewart has been with CORA since August 2015 as a Physical Therapist in Orlando, FL at our CORA Waterford Lakes clinic. Prior to joining our CORA team, she gained experience in a variety of environments with most of her experience in the outpatient, orthopaedic setting. Stephanie received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2002, and went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 from the University of South Florida. She is certified in Astym and Kinesio taping and has vast amounts of experience treating patients with vestibular problems, sacroiliac dysfunction and various orthopaedic injuries/surgeries. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys attending Orlando City soccer games, and spending time with her husband and two girls.
Kelly DeJonge, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS
Kelly DeJonge is a Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager of our CORA North Tampa clinic and has been with CORA since August 2012. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2009 and has enjoyed the outpatient physical therapy setting ever since. Kelly has certifications in Kinesio taping and as a Graston Technique Certified provider while also receiving her Manual Therapy Certification from EIM. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys working out, reading a good book and spending time with her husband and two young boys.
Nicholas Pahl, PT, DPT, SFMA, CKTP, MTC, OCS
Nick Pahl graduated from Nova Southeastern University Department of Physical Therapy in 2009 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and has worked in an Outpatient Orthopedic Rehab setting since. Nick joined the CORA team in 2009 as a staff PT in the Broward Region and has since transferred to the Tampa area where he gained valuable experience as the clinic manager in North Tampa as well as Clearwater. Nick now manages our CORA North Sarasota clinic where he resides.
He enjoys working with a varied patient population with special interests in orthopedic rehab, prosthetic training and sports rehab. Nick has participated in a number of sporting events including the FIVB and AVP. Nick currently is a certified Kinesio taping practitioner (CKTP), SFMA level 1 certified, Graston Preferred Provider and received his Manual Therapy Certification from EIM. His hobbies include weightlifting, football (Skol Vikings!), and spending time with his two boys.
Nicholas Player, PT, DPT, ATC, MTC, OCS
Nicholas Player is a Physical Therapist and Senior Clinic Manager in Orlando, FL at our CORA Lake Nona clinic. He has been with CORA since December 2015 after graduating from NOVA Southeastern University in 2013. Nick holds a variety of certifications including: Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1, Astym and Manual Therapy through EIM. In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, researching current advancements in orthopedic physical therapy, and working to develop his leadership skills.
Alexander Rakhshani, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Alexander Rakhshani Physical Therapist in Tampa, FL at our CORA Carrollwood clinic. Alex has been with CORA since November 2015 after graduating from The University of South Florida where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2015. Alex enjoys working with patients of all ages and activity levels, with a specific interest in pain science and education. Outside of work, Alex spends his time attending sporting events and rooting for his favorite Tampa Bay teams with his wife.
Steven Churchill, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS
Steven Churchill is a Physical Therapist in Orlando, FL at our CORA Hunter’s Creek clinic. He is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (2013) where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduation, Steven completed a 6-month Residency as part of the Kaiser Permanente Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) program becoming level B certified. Prior to CORA and moving to Florida, he worked at another outpatient physical therapy facility in Louisiana where he was able to gain valuable experience. Steven is a Green Bay Packers fan, enjoys working with mini steam engines, and is a soon to be dad (Congrats, Steven!).
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