Physical Therapy Sports and Orthopedic Residency Program

Dedicated to improving the quality of clinical practice for the next generation of therapist.

Duration: 1 year (January-December)
Application Period: January-May (for upcoming year)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Michigan Medicine - MedSport Clinics

The University of Michigan MedSport Physical Therapy Residency program provides licensed therapists with a unique year of dedicated post graduate training in the specialty areas of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. The resident will train with senior clinical staff with emphasis on developing skills in clinical decision making, treatment strategies, and scholarly review of the latest evidence throughout the rehab process. Clinical experience received will include post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation, general sport and orthopedic non-operative rehabilitation, return to sport assessment and training, assist in on-site athletic event coverage, concussion management and rehabilitation, and submission of a case study for publication.

Residents will develop strong clinical practice management skills by working closely with an experienced rehabilitation staff, as well as other allied health care practitioners from orthopedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, neurology, athletic training, radiology, and clinical research backgrounds. Our goal is to offer our residents experience and advanced training in all areas of care that MedSport has to offer.

Our teaching program includes:
Weekly 1-on-1 Clinical Mentoring
Weekly Regional Evaluation and Treatment Skill Development
Monthly Resident Case Study presentations
Monthly Staff Journal Club, In-service and lab based learning opportunities
Access to MedSport hosted continuing education courses
Elective learning opportunities in sub-specialty practice areas
Onsite Athletic and Event coverage opportunities

Requirements for Applicants:
Admission in to the MedSport Physical Therapy Residency is highly competitive with limited spots available each year. Candidates are encouraged to have demonstrated a solid foundation in orthopedic or sports background as part of their employment, graduate training or prior experience. In addition to graduating from an accredited physical therapy program, candidates must be a licensed Physical Therapist in State of Michigan prior to starting their residency year.

Request information and send application materials to:
Steven Blum, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Physical Therapy Residency Coordinator
MedSport
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106-0391
734-930-7400
Email: stblum@umich.edu