Tim Turner, DPT, ATC of Fairmont, WV, was awarded the professional designation of Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
This Sports Clinical Specialist credential demonstrates advanced skills, requires completion of established eligibility criteria, and passing an exam in the area of Sports Physical Therapy.
Turner is the clinic director of HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness’ Fairmont clinic located at 1228 Country Club Road.
Turner and his team of physical therapists and athletic trainers specialize in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic, sports, and hand injuries, as well as the treatment of back and neck injuries, post-operative rehabilitation. They also offer concussion and vestibular rehabilitation.
“I am blessed and humbled to be recognized as a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, which has been a culmination of years of education and experience working with athletes both in the clinic and on the field. I am thankful for each clinician and patient that has aided me in reaching this personal and professional goal. For HealthWorks, this further exemplifies us as the area leader in sports physical therapy, helping each person achieve their athletic goals,” Turner said.
Turner received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida.
To obtain board certification for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, candidates must submit evidence of required clinical practice in one of nine specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women’s Health Physical Therapy.
In addition, candidates must successfully complete a rigorous examination, demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of physical therapist practice.
HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness is a comprehensive rehabilitation organization that serves North Central West Virginia. They focus on treatment of musculoskeletal injury and disease through physical therapy, occupational therapy and fitness programs.
The team at HealthWorks pride themselves on serving their communities throughout North Central West Virginia by offering 8 clinic locations in Morgantown, Fairmont, Westover, Buckhannon, Cheat Lake, Blacksville, Smithfield PA, and at the Mon Health Medical Center. All of HealthWorks’ staff are certified and/or licensed in their specific field.