Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
About the Program
The Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Emory University has been developed to provide clinicians interested in pursuing specialty practice in neurologic physical therapy a concentrated, structured experience including clinical, didactic, service, research and teaching components. The program is designed to prepare residents to sit for the national board examination (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties) required to become certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.
The Emory Advantage
The Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Emory University is rich in depth and breadth of experiences for each participant. Every component of the program is enhanced by collaborating with outstanding clinicians, professors, and researchers within and outside of Emory University. Program highlights include:
o International medical service
Our residents participate in an international medical service trip providing an intensive stroke camp in collaboration with FORU and Arcadia University. FOR U was created for the purposes of encouraging the healing process through involvement in spiritual, social, educational, and health-related services in rural Jamaica, creating awareness of the needs of the under-served in rural Jamaica, and providing opportunity for involvement in improving the quality of life for the under-served in rural Jamaica.
o Teaching experience and mentorship
Our residents have the opportunity to teach in one of the top ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs in the country. Residents receive mentoring from primary course instructors as well as providing mentorship to entry level students in lecture and lab environments.
Each resident is partnered with a primary investigator working on a project that aligns with his or her clinical research interests. Emory Department of Rehabilitation Medicine supports an impressive variety of nationally and internationally known researchers, and partners with other universities and programs such as Georgia Institute of Technology and Rollins School of Public Health to conduct ground breaking research in medical, health and rehabilitation sciences.
o Vestibular credentialing
In addition to completing a clinical rotation in vestibular rehabilitation, our residents are provided the opportunity to complete Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course, one of the highest quality and most sought after vestibular courses for physical therapists.
o Specialized clinical care across the spectrum
Emory Healthcare, our primary clinical partner, is an integrated academic health system committed to upholding our core principles of excellence, caring, and integrity providing outstanding quality care in some of the highest ranked healthcare facilities in the world. Residents will complete a series of rotations within Emory Healthcare clinics and hospitals providing patient care across the continuum including: acute care/neuro ICU, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation and movement disorders.
Academic and Research Partners
Residents are encouraged to pursue research experiences based on his or her individual interests. We are fortunate to have research opportunities in collaboration with:
The didactic portion of our program is provided in collaboration with: