Ooltewah, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
BenchMark Rehab Partners is proud to announce their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program received accreditation by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The program prepares physical therapists to take the exam to become board certified in orthopaedics, which studies show leads to better results, faster.
“This accreditation is the highest validation for a post-professional program and means that our program is delivering the highest level of education in orthopaedics,” says Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Residency Program Director. “Our residents receive the benefit of one-to-one time with a board certified, Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) mentor, as well as a blended learning format that includes hands-on training and online elements. Together, these work to develop clinical reasoning and knowledge, and prepare them to take the exam to become board certified specialists.”
BenchMark’s program currently serves 20 residents and will begin the new cohort in July with 27 residents across three states, making it the largest in-house program in the country.
“Having the support of BenchMark Rehab Partners has allowed us to really pull together some of the best minds and resources into creating this program,” continued Clewley. “We are proud of this latest accomplishment of achieving accredited status and have high expectations on where our residents will take their training in the future as they become leaders and influencers in the physical therapy profession.”
BenchMark Rehab Partners is a leading national outpatient physical therapy organization with locations throughout Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, and Louisiana. Managed by a team of physical therapists, clinicians choose to partner with BenchMark for their culture, administrative services support, clinician excellence and strategic positioning and the nation’s largest in-house Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program to prepare clinicians for board certification. BenchMark continues to expand through partnerships with leading physical and occupational therapists throughout the country, focusing on clinical outcomes, payor and physician relationships, and community programs.