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Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency connects residents with entry-level PT students

July 19, 2021  A new residency program gives physical therapists an opportunity to improve their clinical practice and specialize in neurologic physical therapy.  The Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency is a joint venture between the School of Health Professions' Department of Physical Therapy and MU Health Care. Lindsay Holland, MPT ’07, directs the program, and Rebecca Bliss, an assistant teaching professor, serves as program coordinator. Residents will receive classroom instruction four hours a week in the Department of Physical Therapy, serve as teaching assistants in the department’s pro bono teaching clinic, PhysZOU, and receive training and hands-on instruction at three clinical sites — Mizzou Therapy Services, University Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation Center.   A unique aspect of the program is the opportunity that the residents will get to interact with entry-level physical therapy students.   “My hope for this program is that the integration of entry-level and post-professional learners will encourage specialization within the field of neurological physical therapy,” Bliss said. “Research shows that Doctor of Physical...

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