An orthopaedic residency program is a postprofessional planned learning experience, approved through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship, comprised of a curriculum encompassing the essential knowledge, skills, and responsibilities of an advanced physical therapist.
Our mission is to advance orthopaedic physical therapy practice, by enhancing clinical reasoning, knowledge and skills of residency-trained physical therapists to help create leaders in our field, working toward improving the quality of physical therapy offered to the communities we serve.
- The program will provide an advanced, evidence based orthopedic curriculum to inform quality patient/client care.
- The program will maintain ABPTRFE accreditation.
- The Resident will be provided with high quality, consistent experience with a variety of patient populations as required in the current Orthopaedic DRP.
- Residency program will be sustainable
- The program will provide quality didactic and clinical education to enhance the Resident’s knowledge, skills and affective behavior in alignment with the Orthopedic DRP.
- Graduates will become leaders in our profession.
The curriculum is designed to encompass all aspects of orthopaedic physical therapy practice. The curriculum consists of 6 live courses, 11 live webinars, and 5 independent study courses provided by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. The Resident will also participate in virtual weekly journal clubs and case reviews in small groups. Program completion requires a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 14 months with 150 one-on-one supervised clinical hours with a Mentor and 1500 total patient care hours. This allows the Resident the opportunity to practice in collaboration with a Mentor to truly assess if the Resident is properly applying what they are learning throughout the program.
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