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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

 

Mission

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency exists to provide physical therapists the opportunity to become advanced practitioners in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, who will continue to contribute to the local and professional community through excellence in evidence based clinical practice and education.  Graduates will be the community leaders in orthopedic rehabilitation while exemplifying the ICARE values of Houston Methodist and supporting the visions of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Overview

The Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency (MSLH Orthopedic Residency) is a 12-month program, beginning annually in August, of intense clinical and didactic experiences in a hospital based outpatient facility focused specifically in orthopedic rehabilitation.  As part of the clinical portion of the residency, residents will receive 1-on-1 mentoring from Board Certified Specialists in Orthopedics and Sports, as well as Fellowship trained Manual Therapists.  Residents will also carry a full patient case load to allow for independent development of skills acquired throughout the curriculum.  Residents will be exposed to opportunities in the didactic portion of the program that will help to significantly advance their clinical orthopedic skills in the areas of:

  • Examination
  • Evaluation
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • Return to Activity

In addition to the clinical and didactic portions, residents will have the opportunity to shadow leading orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and a wide variety of other physicians involved in the management of the orthopedic patient.

By the completion of the program, residents will be prepared to sit for the ABPTS Orthopedic Certified Specialist Examination.

Goals

  • Provide an effective learning environment and opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills in managing orthopedic related injuries and pathologies.
  • Provide opportunity to learn evidence based approaches in research and managing orthopedic related injuries and pathologies.
  • Provide exposure to a multi-disciplinary approach in managing orthopedic related injuries and pathologies.
  • Provide the necessary content and clinical experiences to prepare the resident to successfully complete the ABPTS Orthopedic Certified Specialist Examination.
  • Provide community leaders in orthopedic rehabilitation who exhibit the highest standards of professionalism.

 

For more information on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, please contact:
Toko Nguyen PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS
TCNguyen@houstonmethodist.org