Residency


The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Programs are closely mentored clinical experiences, with a combination of didactic and clinical components in sports, orthopedic, and geriatric physical therapy. Additionally, the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program offers a Neurologic Physical Therapy residency in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Upon completion of residency training, the resident is prepared to successfully complete the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties exam in the respective specialty area. Residencies are dynamic learning experiences exposing the resident to various practice models both in and outside the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic providing students with the most well-rounded clinical residency education possible.

The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Programs are committed to developing competent physical therapy specialists via mentored clinical experiences with recognized clinical experts in their respective fields. The program is dedicated to providing interactions with health professionals in overlapping practice areas in the specialty field.

Residents observe physicians during patient office visits and surgical procedures and develop expert level evaluative and diagnostic skills. Residents are mentored in scholarly activities such as professional presentations and publications and have multiple opportunities instructing in the entry-level DPT program.

Orthopedic

Orthopedic Residency

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident treats patients at the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic as well as local clinics and observes office and surgical procedures with local orthopedic surgeons. As a resident, you will receive mentored clinical practice in a variety of areas including evaluation and treatment of the spine, upper and lower extremities, and hand therapy, as well as ergonomic evaluation, industrial rehabilitation, and joint arthroplasty. Teaching opportunities in the DPT program include assisting with musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, rounds, and spine management. Certifications course is also provided for Emergency Medical Responder. The residency also includes mentoring in clinical supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model).

Contact Information

Director: Airelle Giordano PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Emailaohunter@udel.edu

Sports

Sports Residency

The Sports Physical Therapy Resident treats patients in the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic and observes in the office and operating room with local orthopedic surgeons. Residents will receive mentored clinical practice in a variety of areas including evaluation and treatment of the spine and extremities emphasizing the knee and shoulder, on field management of athletic injuries and rehabilitation of athletes on and off the field. Teaching opportunities in the DPT program include assisting with musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, and rounds. Certifications course is also provided for Emergency Medical Responder. The residency also includes mentoring in clinical supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model).

Contact Information

Director: Airelle Giordano PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Emailaohunter@udel.edu

Geriatric

Geriatric Residency

The Geriatric Physical Therapy Resident treats patients at the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic and observes physicians in geriatric related areas. Additional experiences with health professionals in the areas of prosthetics and orthotics, medical management of the complex geriatric patient, pharmacology, nursing, wound care, and health policy are also performed throughout the year. Learning experiences take place in SNF’s, hospitals, and home health agencies. Residents will receive mentored physical therapy clinical practice in a variety of areas including neurology, cardiopulmonary, and general musculoskeletal treatment of the older adult. The residency also includes mentoring in clinical supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model).

Contact Information

Director: Tara Jo Manal PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
EmailTarajo@udel.edu

Neurologic

Neurologic Residency

The Neurologic Physical Therapy Resident treats patients in several different settings that include the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic as well as acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics and outpatient neurologic settings at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The resident will receive 1:1 mentored clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of the patient with complex neurologic conditions in these settings as well as structured learning opportunities with physicians during surgeries, bedside clinical rounds and office visits. These will include areas such as vestibular, ALS, stroke, neurologic spine, and physiatry. Additionaly, the resident will will be provided with opportunities for the supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model) and teaching opportunities within the University of Delaware DPT program such as organizing journal clubs, being a TA with the Neurophysiologic Evaluation and Treatment, and presentations at Grand Rounds. The resident will be required to complete at least one scholarly activity project.

Contact Information

Director: Jessalyn Koch, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS
Emailjciampa1@jhmi.edu
Phone: 410-614-7059
Address: 1800 Orleans Street, Meyer 1-146, Baltimore, MD 21287

Co-Director: Grace Ademski, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS
Emailgkeenan@udel.edu

Supplemental Application Fee Information:

Please make checks payable to:  JHH Rehabilitation Services

Application fee of $50 can be sent to: Attn: Caitlynn Dickerson
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Meyer 2-109, Room 264f, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287

 

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