Orthopaedic Residency Program

Accelerate your professional development by participating in Rancho Physical Therapy’s Orthopaedic Residency Program.  Join our team to work in a stimulating environment and receive an excellent salary and benefits as you gain advanced knowledge and skills in orthopaedic physical therapy.  The APTA’s Clinical Residency and Fellowship Credentialing Committee have credentialed Rancho Physical Therapy’s Orthopaedic Residency Program since 2003.

Curriculum

Clinical Reasoning
Interviewing Skills
Medical Screening
Case Studies and Research Literature Reviews
Lower Quadrant Physical Examination and Manual Treatment Procedures
Rehabilitation of Common Musculoskeletal Disorder of the Lower Quadrant
Upper Quadrant Physical Examination and Manual Treatment Procedures
Rehabilitation of Common Musculoskeletal Disorder of the Lower Quadrant
120

Hours of classroom/lab instruction

16

Independent Study Course – Current Concepts in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

150

Hours of 1:1 Mentoring While Treating Patients

1200

Hours of Clinical Practice

8

Hours of Surgical and Clinical Observation with an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Residents Will Receive

Small Group Classroom and Lab Instruction (Up to 6 Residents and 2 Instructors)
Integrated and Supervised Independent Study
Ongoing, One-On-One Clinical Supervision While Treating Patients
Training in Evidence-Based Guidelines and Advanced Clinical Practice
Focused Skill Building on Examination, Treatment and Clinical Reasoning Aspects of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Patient Care
Preparation for Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Examination

Residency Facts

The Rancho Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency Program Begins Each January and Runs for 50 Weeks
Apply Annually via RF-PTCAS
93% First Time Pass Rate For All RPT Residency Graduates Who Have Taken the OCS to Date
Residents are Employed at Rancho on Either a Part or Full Time Basis. Part Time Residents Work a Minimum of 24 Hours Per Week.