Professional Education

Neurologic Physical Medicine Therapy

Curriculum

Our program

The program is approximately 12 months in length and involves a comprehensive and well-rounded education within a 1100 bed tertiary, teaching and research hospital that received certification as an “Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center”. The physical therapy rehabilitation residency will include:
  • clinical work
  • a didactic component
  • research
  • community outreach opportunities

Our resident will provide approximately 30 hours of clinical care weekly alongside a 1:1 mentoring faculty expert. The resident will work with patients spanning the patient’s lifetime within these clinical environments: acute care, intensive care unit, neurological inpatient rehabilitation unit, pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings, and outpatient neurological therapy.

The variety of patient diagnoses range from:

  • pediatric and adult stroke
  • anoxic brain injuries
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • vestibular disorders
  • traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries

Residents can partake in various specialty clinics & educational seminars, i.e. wheelchair clinic, prosthetic/orthotic fabrication, Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation seminars, and Rehab Team Rounds/Conferences.


Capstone project

The resident will complete a case study by the end of the residency program. This project will be presented to the department during Grand Rounds.


Didactics

The didactic component will be provided by the Neuro Consortium that consists of webinars and a journal club while certain foundation courses will be supplemented by our own faculty experts.

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