Halseide and Weber Become Orthopedic Certified Specialists

Posted: 7/5/2017

BPhysical Therapist Stan Halseide, DPT, ATCrookings Health System Physical Therapist Stan Halseide and Rehab Services Director Gavin Weber were named board-certified orthopedic clinical specialists by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Orthopedic certified specialists are recognized as having advanced knowledge, experience, and skills in the practice of orthopedic physical therapy and the conditions affecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. In some cases, the therapeutic techniques they implement can prevent or delay surgery for patients. Their knowledge areas and procedures focus specifically on the needs of patients with orthopedic disorders, including orthopedic medical and surgical interventions.

To earn board certification, Halseide and Weber both logged over 2,000 clinical hours related to orthopedic conditions, received further education on orthopedic physical therapy practice, and passed a certification exam.

Rehab Services Director Gavin Weber, DPT, ATCHalseide and Weber currently are the only physical therapists in Brookings to become orthopedic certified specialists. In addition to doctorate degrees in physical therapy, both are certified athletic trainers.

Physical therapy is one of the comprehensive rehabilitative services offered at Brookings Health System. For more information on how you or a loved one may benefit from the services of physical therapist, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/PT or call (605) 696-8060.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes the 49-bed Brookings Hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.