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Loma Linda University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program



About the Program

Loma Linda University is proud to offer a residency program designed to provide physical therapists with advanced knowledge and skills in the area of orthopaedics. The curriculum of this residency program is designed to provide physical therapists with advanced training in examination, clinical decision-making and treatment skills. The small group classroom and lab training sessions and one-on-one clinical supervision allow the clinical faculty to focus their instruction toward the individual needs of each resident. The program is currently undergoing credentialing process to be accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. This residency begins in January of each year and runs for 50 consecutive weeks. The clinical training in this residency program is fulfilled in two ten-hour days per week (Mondays/Wednesdays or Wednesdays/Fridays), and the classroom and lab training occurs during 18 Sundays throughout the residency year. Two residents are accepted to participate in the program each year.

 

The residents are employed and provide patient care at Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. 
The content of the classroom, lab and clinical training in this residency encompass the following areas:
    •    Clinical Reasoning
    •    Lower Quadrant Physical Examination and Manual Treatment Procedures
    •    Lower Quadrant Biomechanical Examination and Treatment
    •    Clinical Research
    •    Interviewing and Communication Skills
    •    Upper Quadrant Physical Examination and Manual Treatment Procedures
    •    Upper Quadrant Biomechanical Examination and Treatment
    •    Scientific Basis of Orthopaedic PT Clinical Practice
Each resident receives:
    •    162 hours of classroom/lab instruction
    •    150 hours of 1:1 supervision while treating patients
    •    850 hours of clinical practice
    •    150 hours of resident directed learning activities