The NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI), based in Louisville, Ky, has announced the launch of its Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. The program, which is designed to use a blended learning model, can accept up to 60 residents in 2015 and provides curriculum from educators in neurologic physical therapy. According to a NeuroRTI news release, the program combines online learning, virtual rounds, clinical mentoring, and hands-on courses.
The program provides physical therapists the opportunity to participate in a post-professional neurologic residency without moving from their current location or place of employment. The NeuroRTI news release indicates that the program is designed to allow graduates to grow as practitioners skilled in neurologic physical therapy and gain a strong base of knowledge of evidence-based practice and preventative neurologic therapy techniques.
In addition, the program aims to allow graduates to become skilled practitioners who have substantially increased their ability to provide care to a full spectrum of patients with neurologic conditions or injuries. NeuroRTI has submitted its application for accreditation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency.
Kim Atkinson, PT, NCS, NeuroRTI residency director, states, “We are thrilled to have launched our first cohort and look forward to mentoring many more therapists. We believe that post-professional residency training is critical to the future of our profession and the best method for physical therapists to pursue board certification.”
For more information about this and other NeuroRTI programs, visit www.NeuroRTI.com.
Source: NeuroRecovery Training Institute