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Orthopaedic physical therapy residency program becomes credentialed

August 31, 2011

The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University has become a credentialed program recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This program is a post-graduate residency that allows a licensed physical therapist to gain additional knowledge in the orthopaedic physical therapy specialty area and prepares the resident to become a board certified orthopaedic physical therapist. The program is one of only four credentialed programs in the state of Pennsylvania and is offered through a partnership with Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy, Inc. of Ebensburg, PA.

 

The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University has become a credentialed program recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This program is a post-graduate residency that allows a licensed physical therapist to gain additional knowledge in the orthopaedic physical therapy specialty area and prepares the resident to become a board certified orthopaedic physical therapist. The program is one of only four credentialed programs in the state of Pennsylvania and is offered through a partnership with Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy, Inc. of Ebensburg, PA.

The DiSepio Institute now offers both orthopaedic and sports physical therapy residency programs. Mark Boland, PT, MPT, OCS, director of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, states, “We are very pleased to continue to grow our residency programs through partnerships with the regional community. These programs provide opportunities for regional physical therapists to advance their careers in the orthopaedic and sports physical therapy specialty areas with a focus on evidence-based practice.”

For more information on the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program or the services offered in conjunction with this program, please call (814) 472-3936 or visit the residency’s web site http://www.francis.edu/DiSepioResidency.htm.

 

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