The Orthopaedic Residency Program Summary
PTF’s Orthopaedic Residency is a 12-36 month structured program that allows residents to work while taking laboratory courses over 5 weekends. Our didactic courses are led by content experts through NAIOMT, providing residents with opportunities to interact with world-renowned physical therapists. The online and onsite educational modules are designed to guide the therapist through the Residency program and meet all the elements of the APTA’s Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). Clinical mentorships rounds out the Residency program and is provided by our faculty residency mentors.
The Residency program is designed to allow residents to maintain full-time employment while completing all residency requirements. The Residency didactic coursework is designed to be completed online through Litmo distance learning educational platform. In addition, residents receive written exams, live patient exams and orthopaedic skills assessment throughout the Program which helps guide the resident to completion and ensure that clinical skills are being developed.
- Program Director / Mentor: Maureen Ambrose, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
- Instructor: Kathleen Berglund, PT, DSc, FAAOMPT, COMT, OCS, ATC
- Instructor: Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT
- Instructor: Laura von Wullerstorff, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
|PROGRAM COMPONENT||TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM|
|Classroom Instruction (List all courses)|
|NAIOMT Level I: C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I||40 hours|
|NAIOMT Level I: C-516 Cervical Spine I||40 hours|
|NAIOMT Level II: C-613 Thoracic Spine||40 hours|
|NAIOMT Level II: C-621 Lower Extremity||40 hours|
|NAIOMT Level II: C-626: Shoulder Girdle-Elbow-Wrist-Hand Complex||40 hours|
|Independent Study Modules from APTA-Ortho Section|
|Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (12 ISCs)||60 hours|
|Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries (6 ISCs)||30 hours|
|Pharmacology (6 ISCs)||30 hours|
|Diagnostic Imaging in Physical Therapy (3 ISCs)||15 hours|
|Clinical Applications for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (6 ISCs)||35 hours|
|INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS SUBTOTAL||370 hours|
(minimum of 150 hours for residency)
|1:1 clinical mentoring/instruction from physical therapist clinical faculty while program participant is treating patients (minimum 100 hours for residency)||100 hours|
|1:1 patient/client related planning/discussion/review of participant’s caseload and/or physical therapist mentor demonstrating treatment techniques on patients||50 hours|
|MENTORING HOURS SUBTOTAL||150 hours|
|Clinical Practice (37 hours / week)||1100+ hours|
|CLINICAL HOURS SUBTOTAL||1100|
|GRAND TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM||1620|
Physical Therapy First (PTF) Orthopaedic Residency is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedics.
Physical Therapy First (PTF) Orthopaedic Residency is an ABPTRFE-reaccredited residency program. The official commencement of this prestigious reaccreditation begins March 31, 2018 and continues for a period of ten (10) years until March 31, 2028.
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