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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital joins elite group of hospitals with new residency program in physical therapy

Sugar Land, TX - 10/3/2012

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s (MSLH) new orthopedic physical therapy residency program – one of just three in the state of Texas – has recently been credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Top- Ben Renfrow, Clinical Residency Faculty & Toko Nguyen, Supervisor, MSLH Clinical Residency Programs; Bottom- Marie Potter, Coordinator, MSLH Sports Physical Therapy Residency; Lindsay Koller, Clinical Residency Faculty & Brian Duncan, Coordinator,  MSLH Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency.Top- Ben Renfrow, Clinical Residency Faculty & Toko Nguyen, Supervisor, MSLH Clinical Residency Programs; Bottom- Marie Potter, Coordinator, MSLH Sports Physical Therapy Residency; Lindsay Koller, Clinical Residency Faculty & Brian Duncan, Coordinator, MSLH Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency.

Led by the board-certified physical therapists at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (MOST), the program gives new physical therapists an opportunity to advance their clinical orthopedic skills while working and studying for 12 months alongside the MOST staff.

“We have the only accredited program in Texas that is not affiliated with a university or academic medical center,” said Sean Croft, Director of Rehabilitation Services.  “This is a tremendous achievement, and it is a testament to the skills, knowledge and experience of our physical therapy staff at MSLH and MOST.  No one else in the greater Houston area has this many skilled clinicians and this level of expertise under one roof, and our team has created an outstanding curriculum for our residents.”

The new program puts Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in a select group of prestigious organizations nationwide that offer PT residency, including New York University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cedars-Sinai, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ohio State University, University of Southern California and Kaiser Permanente.

In addition to helping develop the next generation of physical therapists, the residency program is designed to benefit MOST patients by adding to available staff and assisting in the sharing of ideas and best practices.

“We are bringing in the best and the brightest physical therapists – individuals who have been highly trained in modern therapy techniques and who have been caring for patients already,” said Toko Nguyen, Supervisor, Clinical Residency Programs.   “These are therapists who are ready to move to the next level and become advanced practitioners.  Our new program will give them that opportunity while enhancing our ability to serve the community.”

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab services are located at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (Highway 6 and Brooks St.) and at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Spine Center off Town Center Boulevard. To schedule an appointment, please call 281-201-0405 or for more information, visit MethodistSugarLand.com.

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