Our orthopedic residency program has officially received reaccreditation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for 10 more years (July 31, 2016 - July 31, 2026).
Welcome to Southern Oregon's FIRST and ONLY Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program that has first received accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2010, and again received re-accreditation for 10 more years (July 31, 2016 - July 31, 2026).
This is a 52-week (including 2-week vacation) comprehensive and structured residency program developed and led by nationally recognized experts in the field of orthopedic physical therapy.
OUR MISSION is to provide clinical education that accelerates an orthopedic physical therapist's professional development on becoming a resource, educator, and mentor to others and be recognized as a:
1. Highly skilled patient care provider.
2. Competent consumer/analyzer of the scientific literature.
3. Board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS).
1. To provide clinical education to create highly skilled patient-care providers.
2. To provide competence with utilizing the scientific literature related to orthopedic physical therapy.
3. To obtain diplomate status of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
Residents will receive training in advanced clinical practice using evidence-based guidelines, small group classroom/lab instruction, integrated and supervised independent study, one-on-one clinical supervision with clinical faculty while treating patients, and preparation for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) examination.
All graduates will receive an ABPTRFE-endorsed graduate diploma upon completing the residency program.
The residency program begins on August 1 or January 2 of each year, and ends in July or December of the following year. All residents will provide direct unsupervised patient care as full time RPT employees.
To learn how to apply for this program, please click on this tab, or click on the How to Apply tab on the left column.
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