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Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation - Texas Woman's University Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy

  • Length of Study: 12 months with program entrance date – End of May each year.
  • Salary: Residents will receive a salary as an employee of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation equivalent to new graduate physical therapists.
  • Caseload: Consists of patients with neurologic disorders as defined in the APTA DSP. Resident's caseload is adapted to allow time for didactic coursework, research, mentoring, presentations and projects.
  • Benefits: Residents are eligible for benefits as an employee of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.
  • Overview:

    The mission of the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) and Texas Woman's University (TWU) Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy is to promote excellent care in the lifespan of persons with neurologic injury across the continuum of care. The curriculum is based on the most recent Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in Neurologic Physical Therapy developed by the Specialty Council on Neurologic Physical Therapy. The program is coordinated between three BIR facilities (Outpatient Rehabilitation at Tom Landry, BIR Dallas Main Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Baylor University Medical Center) and TWU over the term of 12 months.

    The resident will receive an Academic Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy from TWU and a certificate of completion from the BIR-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy Program. The program is designed to provide residents with a 12 month intensive study in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy, preparing the residents to sit and pass the Neurologic Specialty Exam administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). The program includes direct patient care, mentoring time, didactic education, projects and presentations.

TWU Curriculum for Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • PT 6903 Neuroanatomy and Physiology
  • PT 6403 Neuromuscular Integration & Application
  • PT 6123 Patient Client Management
  • PT 6913 Independent Study: Clinical Research Project
  • Course fees: Resident is expected to pay tuition for TWU courses. Tuition cost is dependent upon in-state or out-of-state status.
Requirements to Apply
  • Physical Therapy License in Texas (or eligible)
  • Willingness to relocate to Dallas, TX for duration of residency
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures
  • Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing
  • Applications due in early January each year. For 2014, the due date is January 10th.

To request information about the residency, contact:

Merri Leigh Johnson, PT, DPT, NCS
Residency Director
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Service - Tom Landry
909 N. Washington Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246
(214) 820-9579

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