Siskin Hospital's Christopher Merchant Earns Certification

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Christopher Merchant
Christopher Merchant

Siskin Hospital announces Christopher Merchant, DPT, OCS, Cert. DIN has satisfied the requirements for the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification.

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties awarded the credential, which recognizes Dr. Merchant as having advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal or orthopedic conditions.

Dr. Merchant is a physical therapist in Siskin Hospital’s East Brainerd Outpatient Therapy clinic. He has four years of experience in therapy and is also certified in Dry Needling, a treatment technique that can be used in conjunction with physical therapy to decrease pain, improve range of motion, and improve function.”

“This nationally-recognized credential will better serve the needs of the Chattanooga community and enhance therapeutic outcomes,” said Director of Outpatient Services Natalie McDonald. With this achievement, she said, there are two practitioners at the East Brainerd clinic who hold this advanced credentialing (or certification) in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic conditions.

To learn more about the outpatient physical rehabilitation services at Siskin Hospital, please visit www.SiskinRehab.org or call 634-1400.


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