University of Montana Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

Program Description

The program provides a post-professional clinical residency experience in the specialty area of orthopedic physical therapy. The experience includes clinical practice, clinical mentoring, teaching in the area of orthopedics, and research and scholarly activities. The resident will graduate with advanced clinical practice and teaching skills and will be eligible for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Examination.


Mission Statement of Orthopedic Program
The mission of the University of Montana Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is to develop physical therapists who advance the science and practice of orthopedic physical therapy through orthopedic clinical practice, teaching, and service. The program is dedicated to providing focused, on-going mentorship to prepare residents to become APTA-recognized orthopedic certified specialists and advanced practitioners of patients with orthopedic conditions. Residents and program graduates will provide service and leadership to the physical therapy profession at the university, state, national, and international levels.
 
Objectives:
The objectives of the UM Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program are aligned with the following:
Orthopedic Clinical Practice
Scholarship
Teaching
Service
 
Program Details:
* Resident year is August 1—July 31.
* Resident is a University of Montana employee and receives full benefits per the Montana University System programs.
* Residents complete, on average, 30 hours per week of clinical practice and 10 hours per week of a combination of teaching, physician shadowing, journal clubs, and academic classes.
*The curriculum includes advanced orthopedic coursework in orthopedic manual physical therapy, pharmacology, musculoskeletal imaging, pain science, and vestibular rehabilitation.

For More Information contact:
Jake Mischke, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Orthopedic Residency Director
Jake.mischke@umontana.edu
Phone: 406-243-2517

The University of Montana Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopedics.

 

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