Physical Therapy Central Selected as a National Training Site for EIM’s Clinical Education Program

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Norman, Oklahoma Clinic joins partnership to help launch innovative system to standardize physical therapy internships.

The long-term effect this program will have on healthcare is invaluable

Physical Therapy Central (PTC) in Norman, Oklahoma, today announced that it is very pleased to partner with Evidence In Motion (EIM) and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions to launch a progressive internship program for physical therapy clinical education. The new program, called the Clinical Excellence Network (CEN), is designed to standardize the curriculum, training, performance evaluation and development of physical therapists who have reached the clinical internship stage of their career. PTC is one of only five clinics in the nation to be selected for this dynamic program.

“EIM is excited to partner with clinics like PTC that are on the cutting-edge of physical therapy,” says EIM Principle Larry Benz, DPT, MBA. “They have a great reputation in the community and believe in our mission to raise the bar of academic standards for physical therapy internships.”

Earlier this month, PTC welcomed 2 physical therapy interns from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions to their Atlanta clinic. The interns are assigned to the clinic for a period of one year. While at the clinic, the intern’s training will be designed around actual patient interactions and a series of online courses. Upon successfully completing their internship, the interns will return to Rocky Mountain University to graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

“PTC is honored to partner with EIM and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions to launch this innovative, next-generation clinical education system that will produce a pipeline of highly-skilled physical therapists,” states Cen Director Bridgit Finley PT, DPT, OCS. “Better trained physical therapists using proven reliable treatments will result in improved patient outcomes. The long-term effect this program will have on healthcare is invaluable.”

About Physical Therapy Central (PTC)
Physical Therapy Central was established in 2004 by physical therapists. We have 9 privately owned outpatient facilities across Oklahoma. The owner of each PTC is a physical therapist, who manages and treats patients in that facility. Decisions about providing the "best" care do not come from a corporate office. Your success is our success! The way that we stay in business is by earning it. We are grateful for your business and love our profession, which results in getting you back to work, back to play, and back to life! To learn more about PTC, please visit http://www.ptcentral.org.

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