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Unity Health System/Ithaca College Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Mission
The mission of the Unity Health System/Ithaca College Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy program is to mentor the professional development and advanced clinical training of neurologic physical therapists. Residents will exemplify the core values of physical therapy professionalism and may capably contribute to the field of neurorehabilitation through leadership and skill as practitioners, educators, and clinical scholars who understand, value, and practice guided by current evidence.

Program Overview
This 50 week program combines experiential clinical practice with advanced foundational knowledge and skill based instruction. Residents are employed by Unity Health System for 20 hours a week to provide physical therapy services to individuals treated through the inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation programs. In addition, the residency program includes a minimum of 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring and a minimum of 75 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction. The program provides a sufficient and appropriate patient population to address all components of the Description of Specialty Practice for Neurologic Physical Therapy, and is guided by physical therapists with clinical expertise in neurorehabilitation. Residents gain teaching experience through Ithaca College's Department of Physical Therapy-Rochester Center by serving as lab assistants within the entry level clinical neurology curriculum. This program is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical residency program for physical therapists in Neurology.

To apply
Resident Goals
Click here for our online application, program requirements, and deadline dates.

Contact
Sarah Fishel, PT, DPT, MS, NCS, co-director of the Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy, sfishel@unityhealth.org, (585) 368-3597.