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Derek Stiegemeier: Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Derek SteigemeierNampa, ID – Therapeutic Associates, Director Derek Stiegemeier, PT, DPT has received his Board CertifiedOrthopaedic Clinical Specialist Certification, as well is now a Certified Manual Physical Therapist.  

To become a “Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist” it is mandated that individuals must complete 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the specialty area of orthopaedics. Specialist must also pass a rigorous examination that tests the application of advanced knowledge and clinical skills through a written board exam on orthopaedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

 The requirements to become a “Certified Manual Physical Therapist” are 210 hours of course work and three levels of exams and a clinical/practical evaluation.  

 Derek treats clients with any musculoskeletal injury and has a special interest in athlete

Rehabilitation, general knee and postsurgical impairments, shoulder dysfunction, low back/core rehabilitation, functional geriatric physical therapy, and foot/ankle care. Derek’s treatment philosophy is to give superior evidence-based care in a professional, open, and caring manner.

Derek received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Montana in Missoula and his B.S. in Exercise Science from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. He is certified in Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (The ASTYM™ System). Congratulations Derek on this great achievement!

About Therapeutic Associates and Nampa Physical Therapy

Therapeutic Associates, Inc., a Physical Therapist owned and directed company, has been helping patients reach their full potential throughout the Northwest for over 60 years in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

Nampa Physical Therapy: To complement his physical therapy experience, Nampa PT offers athletic enhancement, with emphasis on proper running and cycling technique. Derek also integrates different video and computer analysis to help further improve the athlete’s performance.

Contact: Derek Stiegemeier   (208) 442-0577 OR

Bernadette Shintaffer @    (206)-794-5565

Derek Stiegemeier: Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Manual Physical Therapist


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