Lehigh Valley, PA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at St. Luke’s University Health Network has been credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedics. Residents fulfill their certification requirements at one of 18 St. Luke’s Physical Therapy locations in Lehigh Valley. St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is one of just eight credentialed orthopaedic residency programs in Pennsylvania and 67 nationwide.
“With this renowned accreditation, St. Luke’s Physical Therapy has the ability to attract some of the best and brightest physical therapists in the country,” said Stephen Kareha, PT, DPT, OCS, and Director of Physical Therapy Residency Education at St. Luke’s Physical Therapy. “It’s an exciting opportunity for our physical therapists to expand their clinical skills while providing the highest level of evidence-based, patient-centered care.”
The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at St. Luke’s prepares physical therapists to sit for their American Board Certification in Orthopaedics through a combination of classes, labs, clinical mentorship, interdisciplinary collaboration experience and extensive clinical experience. These experiences are designed to give physical therapists a higher-level understanding in the treatment of post-operative joints, sports injuries, arthritis and amputations, among other injuries and conditions.
Currently, nine St. Luke’s physical therapists have already obtained their board certification in orthopaedics. St. Luke’s Physical Therapy plans to accept one to three residents per year, helping them become the preeminent choice for post-professional orthopaedic physical therapy education while providing superior patient care. Physical therapists interested in learning more about this exciting, new opportunity can find additional details and contact information at http://www.stlukespt.com.
About St. Luke’s Physical Therapy
St. Luke’s Physical Therapy has been treating patients in the Lehigh Valley for over 25 years. St. Luke’s has 18 physical therapy locations throughout the Lehigh Valley area. There are 47 licensed physical therapists on staff; most have completed four years of undergraduate studies followed by three years of post-graduate courses and training. Twenty of our therapists are board certified in orthopaedics, sports, hand therapy, manual therapy, lymphedema, or pedorthics. For more information on St. Luke’s Physical Therapy, and to check out a location near you, visit http://www.stlukespt.com.