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The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Orthopedic Residency program provides advanced clinical training in an integrated environment of professional mentorship, clinical excellence, research and education.

Graduates from an accredited physical therapy program have the unique opportunity to perform a post-professional residency in outpatient clinical orthopedics. The curriculum is based on the most recent Description of Residency Practice: Orthopedics (DRP) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Residents will:

  • Develop advanced knowledge, skills and clinical expertise in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, preparing them for advanced specialty practice and leadership in their profession.
  • Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to assist in restoring hope and freedom to individuals with diverse orthopedic conditions. Subspecialty rotations will involve mechanical spinal conditions and patients suffering from chronic pain.
  • Contribute to and effectively implement evidence-based clinical practice and will share their knowledge and expertise with students, fellow clinicians and the patients and families they serve, while exhibiting high ethical standards and professionalism.

The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedic clinical practice.

Please explore the tabs above for program details.

Application questions:
Kevin Duffy, Human Resources senior employment specialist
616.840.8318, 800.528.8989

Program-specific questions:
James Gaynor