Therapist gains neurological certification

Published 6:04 am Thursday, September 1, 2016

William LaMont Council, PT, DPT, NCS — a physical therapist in Lynchburg — has received the Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) certification from the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties.

Council is the only physical therapist with this certification, practicing in a clinical setting full time within a 50 miles radius of Lynchburg, including portions of the Farmville area. He practices in Centra’s Acute Rehabilitation Center, the only hospital-based inpatient rehab facility (IRF) serving Lynchburg and surrounding counties.

The specialty designation requires at least 2,000 hours of direct physical therapy care in the area of neurology as a licensed physical therapist over a 10-year period. Council also passed the national neurology specialist certification exam. The NCS certification focuses on treating patients who have had strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, vestibular disorders and other neurological disorders.

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Certification recipients will be honored at a national conference in February 2017 in San Antonio.