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PT orthopedic residency program receives credentialing

ATSU’s physical therapy orthopedic residency program has received notification of credentialing by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopedics.

“The residency curriculum is designed to elevate the professional’s clinical skills and knowledge from a general practitioner to that of a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy,” said Cheri Hodges, PT, DPT, MAppSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, director, orthopedic residency program. Upon completion of the residency program residents are prepared to take the orthopedic board certification exam with the APTA and practice patient-centered, evidence-based orthopedic physical therapy at the competence level of an orthopedic clinical specialist.

There are only 11 other university-based orthopedic residency programs in the United States.

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