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 orthopedic and sports-related injuries.
Clinical Mentoring
The programs supports one-on-one mentoring of a patient with an orthopedic-certified specialist and fellowship-trained manual therapist to advance the resident’s skill in evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries, including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and return to activity.

Research and Investigation
Directed research is offered on specific patient conditions that will expose the resident to the most current evidence-based approaches in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Residents will develop and present case studies and proposals on specific patients and conditions, and they participate in daily literature reviews and general faculty and resident discussions.

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

Weekly faculty lectures are offered to residents on anatomy, movement biomechanics, examination process, differential diagnosis, medical and clinical intervention, prevention strategies, and the return to activity of region specific orthopedic conditions.

The program includes weekly participation in non-patient mentoring activities to increase the residents’ knowledge and motor skills in manual examination and intervention of orthopedic and sports-related injuries.

Core Modules



2 Weeks


11 Weeks


13 Weeks


13 Weeks


13 Weeks


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Contact Us

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

Kristine Neelon, Supervisor of Physical Therapy Residency Programs at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital