Sports Physical Therapy Residency Receives Credentialing

UW Health's Sports Physical Therapy Residency is the second in Wisconsin to receive credentialingMadison, Wisconsin – UW Health Sports Rehabilitation offers many services, including post-professional education for physical therapists.


The newest of these programs is the Sports Physical Therapy Residency, which is a 12-14 month program for physical therapists (either new graduates or those who have been practicing but are looking for more sports-specialty education for their practice). The program helps prepare therapists for advanced clinical practice and has recently received credentialing by the American Physical Therapy Association. It is one of only two sports residencies in the state of Wisconsin.


Among the goals of the program is to advance a participant's expertise in examining, evaluating, diagnosing, and managing patients who are being treated within sports physical therapy. Classroom or lab sessions are taught almost exclusively by UW Health sports physical therapists and athletic trainers. 


Many of the staff hold specialty certifications, and all staff participate in activities to enhance their evaluative and treatment skills through inservices, case studies, and literature review. These activities enhance patient care because it helps deepen the skill and knowledge development of the physical therapy residents and staff.


The variety and expertise of the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation staff are significant reasons why the residency program continues to attract applicants from across the country. These individuals are typically top candidates in their physical therapy profession.


UW Health Sports Rehabilitation's commitment to its residency program is just one example of our continued drive to maintain excellence in sports medicine.

Date Published: 01/06/2014

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