Physical therapists Melissa Morin and J.C. Bender of Moore Physical Therapy & Fitness in Darien have been designated board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialists in physical therapy.

Bender is the director of physical therapy and Morin is senior physical therapist at Moore Physical Therapy & Fitness, 53 Old King's Hwy North.

The orthopaedic clinical specialist designation was established by the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in a specific area of practice. This recognition also assists consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.

To obtain board certification, candidates must submit evidence of required clinical practice in the specialty area of orthopedics and successfully complete a written examination, demonstrate specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in the specialty area of orthopedic physical therapist practice.

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