FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HICKORY, NC – Catawba Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce
Matthew O’Neill, PT, DPT, OCS has earned board certification in
orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
To attain certification, candidates must submit evidence of required clinical
practice, complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct patient care, and
pass a rigorous written examination, which demonstrates specialized knowledge
and advanced clinical skills in a specialized area of physiotherapy practice.
After graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science
in Exercise Science, O’Neil completed a doctor of physical therapy
at Elon University. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association
and is a Certified Clinical Instructor.
“We are very fortunate to have someone as driven as Matthew on our
team,” said Ava Jarrett, Administrator of Rehabilitation Services.
“He’s one of the few physical therapists in the region to
earn such a distinctive credential. It’s a testimony to his commitment
to his craft and to his patients.”
ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., is the region’s largest
not-for-profit, public healthcare system and serves the community without
direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving
as a center for health education, wellness services, preventive medicine
and acute care. CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American
Nurses Credentialing Center and has been recognized for providing “An
Outstanding Inpatient Experience” for a fourth consecutive year
by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, please visithttp://www.catawbavalleymedical.org.