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Siskin Hospital receives accreditation for post-professional residency program

December 23, 2020

Siskin Hospital is pleased to announce its Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program has received five-year accreditation status.

The accreditation is issued by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education following a recent program survey.

“We’re honored to provide a post-professional education program like this at Siskin Hospital,” said President and CEO Dr. Matt Gibson. “One-on-one mentoring and guided learning of the next generation of physical therapists will ensure the highest quality of patient care continues to be available in our region.”

The Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation Neurologic Residency Program provides advanced education and clinical experience to physical therapists in the field of neurology in order to promote improved patient care and outcomes, ground advanced clinicians in the field of neurologic physical therapy and support growth of the neurologic physical therapy program.

The residency program is designed to support Siskin Hospital’s mission, which is committed to providing a wide range of high-quality physical rehabilitation services that benefit the individual served as well as the community at large.

The physical therapy resident participates in four clinical rotations, treating traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury as well as other neurological conditions and vestibular pathologies. The program will graduate its first resident in January, at which point a second resident will begin the residency program.

Graduates of the Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation Neurologic Residency Program complete their residency in preparation to acquire their Board Certification as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS).  The examination for this credential is offered through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in the spring following completion of the residency program.