Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency
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This residency program is a post-professional curriculum designed to elevate the clinical skills and knowledge from a general practitioner to that of a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Upon completion of the residency program the resident will be prepared to take the Orthopedic Board Certification exam with the American Physical Therapy Association and practice patient-centered evidence-based orthopedic physical therapy at the competence level of an orthopedic clinical specialist.
All residents must be practicing physical therapy in a clinical setting with a wide variety of patients with orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to the varied caseload, a second requirement for all residents is that they identify a physical therapy mentor. The mentor must: 1) work at the same facility as the resident; 2) have a minimum of five years of clinical practice in orthopedic physical therapy and 3) be willing to mentor the resident a minimum of two and a half hours per week. Mentoring for each resident is an organized collaboration between the “site mentor” and core University faculty. The curriculum also includes online coursework, case studies, weekend continuing education conferences and more. A panel of expert clinicians is available to consult with about patient care during the residency program. The resident will also shadow these expert clinicians as part of the clinical education experience.
The residency program is designed for one on one mentoring and instruction.
All weekend courses are open to physical therapists and provide CEU hours. Learn more about out continuing education courses.