Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Residency

New York Institute of Technology offers a post-professional clinical Residency Program in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  The mission of physical therapist professional education is to graduate knowledgeable, self-assured, adaptable, reflective, and service-oriented practitioners who, by virtue of critical thinking, lifelong learning, and ethical values, render independent judgments concerning patient or client needs; promote the health of the client; and enhance the professional, contextual, and collaborative foundations for practice. These practitioners contribute to society and the profession through practice, teaching, administration, and the discovery and application of new knowledge about physical therapy.

Goals

The goals of our program are to graduate physical therapists who are:

  1. Recognized leaders in the future of physical therapy, in harmony with the American Physical Therapy Association's Vision 2020.
  2. Provide patient care on a foundation of advanced theoretical knowledge, current evidence-based medicine, skilled practice, effective communication, and exemplary professional behavior.
  3. Able to provide instruction in graduate and post-graduate programs of physical therapy as well as to assume leadership roles in the areas of orthopedic research.
  4. Participate in community activities and further the reputation of physical therapy as a critical member of the healthcare team.

Objectives

The objectives of our program are to prepare residents to:

  1. Perform accurate and efficient evidence-based examinations and evaluations on a full spectrum of orthopedic diagnoses.
  2. Identify relevant pathology in diagnostic imaging and communicate with orthopedic physicians effectively.
  3. Design evidence-based plans of care, integrating skills in clinical reasoning and regional interdependence.
  4. Provide advanced orthopedic skills in the areas of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, functional activity, and patient education.
  5. Integrate effective interpersonal and communication skills in all areas of practice related to orthopedic injuries.
  6. Assist in the development and implementation of research in the NYIT doctorate in physical therapy program.
  7. Disseminate information on the effectiveness of Physical Therapy practice through community in-services and consultations in athletic and fitness facilities.
  8. Develop didactic teaching skills in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology and Manual Therapy
  9. Achieve board-certification as Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS).

Contact

For more information about the residency in physical therapy, please contact Andras Fulop at afulop@nyit.edu.

Mail application to:

NYIT Department of Physical Therapy
500 Building, #501
700 Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568