KORT’s Orthopaedic Residency program will attract future leaders in our profession and prepare them to be orthopaedic specialists
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
For the past three years KORT Physical Therapy has been developing an Orthopaedic Residency program to assist in the education and development of the next generation of physical therapists by providing them with extensive on-site clinical care training.
“KORT’s Orthopaedic Residency program will attract future leaders in our profession and prepare them to be orthopaedic specialists. These students will learn and train in the latest evidence-based physical therapy treatments leading to the best functional outcomes in our industry,” said KORT President Jason Chambers. “Our patients will reap the benefits by receiving the highest quality care with proven outcomes.”
The program, which was recently accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), is a year-long intensive clinical training and education experience that includes more than 150 hours of direct one-on-one patient care training with KORT residency faculty, as well as rotations with radiologists, orthopedists, an orofacial pain clinic, and business and marketing professionals, said KORT Orthopaedic Residency Coordinator Troy L. Grubb, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC.
According to Grubb, residents will also spend 10-15 hours per week in self-study in addition to their full-time work schedule. They will have ongoing assignments and weekly communication with KORT faculty, and will be required to complete mid-term and final written examinations created and graded by the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, he said. Residents will also complete clinical practicum assessments, a community service project, and a case presentation project, said Grubb.
“KORT is dedicated to high quality, excellent clinical care for our patients and to developing future leaders in physical therapy. We developed the Orthopaedic Residency program to meet those goals by preparing residents to meet the ever-evolving demands of the profession,” said Grubb.
Although the majority of the resident education will be hands-on patient care and personal interactions with medical professionals, residents will also make use of advanced technology to enhance their clinical experience, said Grubb. Students will have access to the best in evidence-based clinical research and learning tools, he said. In addition, KORT will collect important data on the student’s performance and overall experience which will be used to revise and improve program elements in the future, said Grubb.
“This is a very demanding program which will attract only the best and brightest physical therapists who have high expectations of themselves and their profession,” said Grubb.
According to Grubb, interested applicants will go through a rigorous process beginning with a formal application, and followed by interviews with a panel of KORT physical therapists to determine who will be selected. Presently, three residents will be chosen each year, he said.
“We believe we have developed an outstanding program which will better prepare residents for their future careers. We will continue to add new elements and evolve the program to ensure that it is the best residency experience in the country,” said Grubb.
Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) has been serving the communities of Kentucky and Southern Indiana for over 25 years, providing clinical excellence and customer service in outpatient physical and occupational therapy. KORT clinicians work one-on-one with patients to regain strength, increase flexibility, improve mobility, and reduce pain without drugs or surgery. Licensed athletic trainers provide sports medicine to over 30 high schools and colleges. The KORT team is committed to improving the lives of patients daily. Locally managed and operated, KORT has nearly 40 clinics specializing in orthopedics, sports and industrial medicine, with more board-certified specialists than any other physical therapy provider in Kentucky. For more information visit http://www.kort.com