Richard C Pietersz, PT, MS, OCS

Physical Therapist



Anne Arundel Community College
Physician Assistant Profession Certification, Aug 2017

University of MD, Baltimore Campus
Master of Health Studies, July 2017

University of Maryland
Shady Grove Campus
Bachelor in Biological Sciences,
May 2012

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Associates in Life Sciences, May 2010

Orthopedic Specialty Academy of
San Antonio, TX
Certification Health Sciences, Orthopedic Technician Certification, Mar 2004

Richard C Pietersz, PT, MS, OCS

  • 1990 BA Psychology University of Texas at Dallas
  • 1994 MS Physical Therapy Texas Women’s University
  • 2007 Certification in Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Therapy skills from The Manual Therapy Institute
  • 2009 APTA Board Certification as Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Richard obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1990 and had started pursuing graduate work in Psychology. But while working within a clinical transitional living center for head injured adults he experienced the progress patients made with physical therapy and decided to make an educational shift to help people with physical injuries and disabilities. At that time Richard started his physical therapy training graduating with his Master of Science in Physical therapy in 1994 from Texas Women’s University. Since that time Richard has been working within the physical therapy field for the past 30 years, in multiple settings, with majority of clinical time being spent with orthopedic cases in outpatient settings. During this time he has attended several courses and advanced training in manual therapy evaluation and intervention skills.

In 2009 Richard obtained The American Physical Therapy Association’s board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Richard’s experience and skill level allows him to effectively identify potential causes of symptoms to effectively treat the whole body while identifying common causes such as poor postural habits, decreased balance, and muscular imbalances.

Richard believes in the importance of patient education within the therapy sessions to allow the patient to ask and have questions answered to ensure understanding of the how and why when it comes to addressing your symptoms and injuries.

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