Orthopaedic Residency Program Curriculum

Highlights of this program include:

  • Direct 1:1 clinical mentoring with physical therapists, chiropractors, and additional health care providers in the community
  • One-on-one patient care time with no overlap in care between patients to allow you to fully invest in the person right in front of you
  • Leadership training to prepare you to excel in the clinic for a clinical and business perspective
  • A supportive team atmosphere that is passionate about our communities and our profession
  • Compensation (including benefits) for non-mentored hours of patient care
  • Preparation for the OCS exam
  • Weekly participation as a lab instructor in University of Evansville’s advanced orthopaedic and elective movement systems courses in the physical therapy program
  • Discussions facilitated in small group “think tank” discussions, in-services, five weekend intensives, and didactic coursework
  • Investment in the community around us through community screens, events, and classes.
  • Opportunities to participate in ongoing research projects at the University of Evansville, as well as institute your own case study or project independently with the assistance of highly experienced researchers.

Discussion Topics:

  • Injury Prevention- Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Y-Balance Testing
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Wellness and exercise prescription
  • Manual therapy techniques with clinical reasoning for regional interdependence
  • Leadership skills
  • Patient interaction skills
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Critical reasoning skills
  • Vestibular rehabilitation in conjunction with oculomotor systems, TMD, and cervical spine
  • Pain science and education
  • Physical examination
  • Topics by region:
    • Shoulder
    • Knee
    • Foot and Ankle
    • Elbow, Hand, and Wrist
    • Sacroiliac Joint and Hip
    • Lumbo-pelvic region
    • Thoracic Spine and ribs
    • Cervical Spine
    • Temporomandibular Joint

Office Phone:
812-488-1209

Office Email:
pt@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, 515 Bob Jones Way, Room 3001, Evansville, IN 47708