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Sports Physical Therapy Residency




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


Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) Sports Physical Therapy Residency is a 12-month program of intense clinical and didactic experiences in a hospital based outpatient facility focused specifically in sports rehabilitation. As part of the clinical portion of the residency, residents will receive 1-on-1 mentoring from Board Certified Specialists in 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 skills in the areas of sports rehabilitation and return to activity, acute injury management, injury prevention, athlete performance enhancement, managing the specialty athlete, evidence based practice, and clinical research. In addition to the clinical and didactic portions, residents will have the opportunity to shadow leading orthopedic sports medicine physicians in the operating room, participate in live on-field experiences with certified athletic trainers, physicians, and physical therapists, work with athletes of all ages and skill levels, and mentor new residents. By the completion of the program, residents will be prepared to sit for the ABPTS Sports Certified Specialist Examination.


  • Provide the resident an effective learning environment and opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills in managing sport related injuries and pathologies affecting sports participation.
  • Provide the resident opportunity to learn an evidence based approaches in research and managing sport related injuries and pathologies affecting sports participation.
  • • Provide on-field experiences to better the residents' understanding and management of acute sports related injuries and pathologies.
  • Provide opportunity to work with leading sports medicine physicians to expose the residents to the most current medical and surgical interventions for sports related injuries and pathologies.
  • Provide the necessary content and clinical experiences to prepare the resident to successfully complete the ABPTS Sports Certified Specialist Examination.
  • Provide leaders in sports rehabilitation who exhibit the highest standards of professionalism.


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