The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has recently granted 5-year accreditation to Loyola University Medical Center’s post-professional residency program for physical therapists in women’s health.

The Maywood, Ill-based medical center is the first in Illinois, and one of nine centers nationwide, to receive the APTA accreditation, according to a media release from Loyola University Health System.

The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education, the accrediting body for the APTA, granted the accreditation.

During the 1-year clinical residency program in women’s health, residents acquire advanced skills, education and training in physical therapy for such conditions as osteoporosis, lymphedema, pelvic floor disorders and postpartum pain and incontinence, per the release.

For more information, visit Loyola University Medical Center.

[Source(s): Loyola University Health System, Newswise]