Carol Grgic, PT, OCS, CSCS
A little bit about me. I’ve enjoyed a long career as an orthopedic and sports medicine Physical Therapist, currently practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While I love all aspects of ortho and sports, I’m passionate about working with the cervical spine, hip and groin, as well as concussion and headache management. I’m certified in a neurological approach to dry needling treatment through the Integrated Dry Needling Institute (CIDN) and have also been a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) since 2003.
Recently, I opened Elite Bodyworks, a small cash pay Physical Therapy clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This new venture has proven to be both exciting and challenging as I dive into the business end of Physical Therapy. Having an OCS has been a great marketing tool and a way to set me apart from other therapists.
Besides clinical work, I am also the primary Physical Therapist for an AHL hockey team. This unique position allows me to enjoy collaboration with athletic trainers, physicians, strength coaches, and chiropractors. I’ve been fortunate to work with many talented athletes through the years, helping them reach their full potential.
For many years, I considered taking the OCS exam but wasn’t sure if it was worth the time and money involved. A job opportunity was the spark I needed. I became Board-Certified in Orthopedics in 2020. I took the OCS on March 9th, and later that week, everything began to shut down due to COVID-19. The creation of OCStestprep.com started as a pandemic project, and it continues to grow.
Blogging about Physical Therapy topics has helped to unleash my love of writing. I plan to add content relevant to the PT profession, evidence-based orthopedic practice, and OCS preparation. I have always had success with practice exams and have enjoyed compiling study questions relevant to the OCS.
Outside of the therapy world, I love embracing an active lifestyle. I am a former competitive cyclist and continue to be an avid rider. Living on the river in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee has been a dream come true! I’m able to kayak all summer long, venturing into Lake Michigan or pulling up dockside to a host of excellent restaurants in the city. You can also find me walking along Lake Michigan with my Labradoodle Copper. The energy of the city is second to none!
Feel free to drop me a line or connect on social media with the links below. I’d love to hear from you!
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Preparing to study for the OCS exam
Getting Started on your Journey – A Guide to Prepare for the Physical Therapy OCS Exam The OCS is still a few months away. You may even be trying to decide whether it is worth your time and money to take the exam. Once the decision is made, it’s time to get organized. However, with
Is the OCS worth it for Physical Therapists?
Is the OCS worth it considering the time and financial costs involved? Many Physical Therapists are asking that same question I struggled for years trying to decide whether I should take the OCS exam. In many ways, I felt like I had already proven myself. I had been an orthopedic and sports Physical Therapist for
My OCS Experience, 30 years into my career
How much difference do those 3 little letters make? Every career has its highlights, and Physical Therapy is no exception. Your first job, a big promotion, landing your dream position, and all the major and minor accomplishments along the way. I am fortunate to have spent 30+ years in a field that I love, doing