Howard Head Sports Medicine is proud to announce the inaugural year of the Orthopedic Residency and is accepting candidates for the 2022/2023 year, seeking accreditation in 2023.
Whether you are a recent physical therapy graduate or an experienced clinician, our orthopedic physical therapy residency gives you the specialized skills and hands-on experience to provide high-quality physical therapy to a broad spectrum of patients with orthopedic issues.
Guided by knowledgeable faculty and mentors, you will receive rigorous training in physical therapy for all ages, expand your knowledge by conducting and publishing clinical research, make lasting contributions to your community and prepare you to become a leader in orthopedics.
CURRICULUM AND TRAINING
Our rigorous orthopedic residency curriculum uses a combination of formal and informal educational, clinical and academic activities, as well as mentored co-treatment of patients at affiliated clinics, including The Steadman Clinic and Vail Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery.
The orthopedic residency consists of key modules for each joint: knee, hip, foot/ankle, shoulder and spine. With addition of adjunct modules that is specific to in depth specialty in orthopedics.
An Orthopaedic Resident’s typical week includes:
- 20–30 hours of direct patient care
- 1:1 mentored clinical practice in physical therapy
- Co-treatment with physician teams
- Grand rounds
- Discussion in theory, technique and literature reviews, Journal Clubs, contribution to on-going research, and other didactic areas.
The orthopedic residency begins in July and lasts for 12 months. Requirements for successful completion include passing oral, practical and written exams at 80% or better.
To qualify for the HHSMR program, you must be a graduate of an APTA-accredited program in Physical Therapy and eligible for licensure as a Physical Therapist in Colorado.
In residency candidates, we are looking for highly skilled PT’s; a desire to advance clinical knowledge in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, strong communication skills, initiative, adaptability, and responsibility.
HOW TO APPLY
All orthopedic residents must have a Colorado State License prior to beginning the residency in July.
To apply for the sports residency, visit the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS), create a login and indicate that you are applying for the HHSMRP.
Applications are due on December 1. Interviews will be held in early March for the upcoming class.
Although the orthopedic residency is new, Howard Head Sports Medicine has a history of success in our long-standing sports residency. The same high standard of success is expected of our future orthopedic residency classes. We are currently seeking accreditation with the APTA in our inaugural year of the program.
At Howard Head Sports Medicine we measure success with APTA specialty exam pass rate, academic and scholarly achievement, professional growth, and employment status. Since inception in 2007, our residency graduates SCS specialty exam first time pass rate is 95%. We have had 21 sports residents, six former residents are currently working at Howard Head Sports Medicine in various leadership, staff, and faculty roles. Two former residents are working with professional sports teams, one PhD in exercise physiology, one is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAMOPT), one is a dual credentialed specialist in Sports and Orthopaedics, and the remaining HHSMSRP are all employed as full time physical therapists.
For more information, please contact Sonya Garrison PT, DPT, OCS, Residency Program Lead of Howard Head Sports Physical Therapy Residency, at firstname.lastname@example.org
HHSM ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENCY FACULTY
- Matt Mymern, PT, DPT, SCS
- Paul Westgard, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
- Ana Robinson, PT, DPT, OCS
- Laurie Griffin, PT, DPT, OCS
- Jenna Jones, PT, DPT, OCS