About the Program

Clinical Practicum
This residency offers supervised, non-mentored, direct clinical patient care that allows the resident to integrate knowledge gained from all content areas, including foundations, and to gain experience in the management of functional impairments affecting the upper extremity.

Clinical Mentoring
The programs supports one-on-one mentoring of a patient with a hand therapy specialist to advance the resident’s skill in evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injuries and conditions, including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and return to activity.

Research and Investigation
Residents will develop and present case studies and proposals on specific patients and conditions, and they participate in literature reviews and general faculty and resident discussions to promote evidence based practice.

Specialty Observation
Residents will spend clinic hours with orthopedic surgeons who influence orthopedic care to develop an understanding of current surgical and medical interventions, along with the rehabilitation implications.

Sports-Specific Training
Residents will participate in athletic venue coverage with local high schools, colleges and professional teams under the supervision of athletic trainers and sports-certified therapists to develop and improve their skills in the emergency management of athletes.

Weekly lectures are offered to residents to enhance the residents’ knowledge of upper extremity rehabilitation.

The program includes weekly participation in non-patient mentoring activities to increase the residents’ knowledge and motor skills in examination and intervention for upper extremity rehabilitation.
  • Foundations
  • Anatomy
  • Evaluation
  • Foundations for Intervention
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Elbow/Shoulder
  • Tendon
  • Nerve
  • Special Considerations for Care
  • Injured Worker

  • Residency Coordinator: Peggy Boineau, OTR, BCPR, CHT
  • Assistant Residency Coordinator: Kathleen Krygier, OTR, CHT
  • Clinical mentors:
    • Kristin Booher, OTR, CHT
    • Delanie Bossier, OTR, CHT
    • Padmaja Deshpande, OTR, CHT
    • Lisa O’Brien, OTR, CHT
    • Michael Parkinson, OTR, CHT
    • Rick Pratt, OTR, CHT
    • Mathew Vilangattuseril, OTR
    • Lilian Watson, OT/L, CHT
    • Ricardo Young, OTR, CHT

Contact Us

For more information on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Physical Therapy Residency Programs, please contact:

Peggy Boineau, MOT, OTR, BCPR, CHT