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Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Designated as one of Newsweek’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers of 2020

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MetroHealth is pleased to announce the development of a Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. We are currently in the process of seeking Candidacy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

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Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

The MetroHealth Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program is a 12-month program designed for licensed physical therapists to train toward accelerated advanced expertise in neurological physical therapy through didactic education, clinical evidence-based practice, mentorship, research, and service. 

  • Newsweek PMR LogoThe MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute was designated as one of Newsweek’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers of 2020
  • Free-standing Rehabilitation Institute at the MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Healthcare Campus
  • Features 67 inpatient rehabilitation beds on three specialized floors for spinal cord injury and trauma, brain injury and stroke
  • As the primary certified Level One Trauma and Burn Center for all Northeastern Ohio, MetroHealth Medical Center treats a large number and variety of trauma cases
  • The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute is designated as a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Model System, in recognition of our state-of-the-art spinal cord injury care and cutting-edge clinical research
  • Outpatient clinics focus on musculoskeletal/sports, pain, amputee management, lymphedema, concussion, electrodiagnosis, spasticity management, as well as ultrasound-guided injections and interventional spine procedures 

Mission Statement

The Mission of MetroHealth’s Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program is to prepare physical therapists to become dedicated advanced neurologic practitioners through mentorship, inter-professional collaboration and the integration of clinical learning experiences, evidence-based practice, research, teaching, community service, and professional opportunities. Graduates are trained to become board-certified neurological clinical specialists who are influential contributors within the health care team promoting health, access to care, and quality of life for all individuals and communities.

Residency Accreditation Status

The MetroHealth System is seeking initial accreditation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTFRE). 

The MetroHealth Neurologic Residency Program is applying for candidacy status in December 2020. Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTFRE will grant initial accreditation. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program. 

Final accreditation is expected October 2022. MetroHealth will begin enrolling participants in Spring 2021. The first cohort of residents will begin August 23, 2021.