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BreakThrough Physical Therapy and Dunn Physical Therapy Physios Become Board Certified Orthopaedic, Sports Specialists

BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) and local partner Dunn Physical Therapy (Dunn) are proud to announce that Chris Backus, PT, DPT, OCS, and John Autry, PT, DPT, OCS, have earned the professional designation of Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Matt Tuttle, PT, DPT, CSCS, SCS, has earned the professional designation of Sports Clinical Specialist.

The OCS and SCS Board Certifications are granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) and involve a rigorous application and examination processes. Roughly 6.5% of the physical therapists in the United States are Board Certified in a specialty, and only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists. Fewer than 1% of physical therapists are Sports Clinical Specialists.

The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions while the SCS certification concentrates on acute and critical sports injury treatment and sports injury prevention and wellness.

“We offer our sincere congratulations to Chris, John, and Matt on receiving their Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist certifications,” said Jeff Hathaway, PT, DPT, BTPT and Dunn Physical Therapy Owner. “We’re very proud of the hard work they put in to achieve their goals, and the passion for their profession that this hard work reflects. We look forward to seeing how our patients benefit from their expertise.”

To book an appointment with Dr. Backus at the Greensboro Clinic, Dr. Autry at the Fayetteville clinic, or Dr. Tuttle at the Apex clinic, or for more information about BTPT and Dunn, please visit or

About BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT):
BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Cameron, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Kernersville, Morehead City, Oxford, Wake Forest, and Winston Salem, North Carolina. BreakThrough Physios pride themselves in having advanced training in delivering hands-on treatment to achieve optimal results in a shorter timeframe for patients suffering from all orthopedic conditions. Common conditions treated include sports and work related injuries, neck and back pain, headaches, and muscle and tendon disorders. For more information visit

About Dunn Physical Therapy (Dunn), a BreakThrough Family Member:
Dunn Physical Therapy is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Apex, Cary, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Dunn’s physical therapists take pride in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to their patients with the best results. Our clinicians have a have a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, general orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, pediatric physical therapy, trigger point dry needling, and much more. For more information visit or find us on Facebook at

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