The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Programs are closely mentored clinical experiences, with a combination of didactic and clinical components in sports, orthopedic, and geriatric physical therapy. Additionally, the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program offers a Neurologic Physical Therapy residency in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Upon completion of residency training, the resident is prepared to successfully complete the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties exam in the respective specialty area. Residencies are dynamic learning experiences exposing the resident to various practice models both in and outside the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic providing students with the most well-rounded clinical residency education possible.

The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Programs are committed to developing competent physical therapy specialists via mentored clinical experiences with recognized clinical experts in their respective fields. The program is dedicated to providing interactions with health professionals in overlapping practice areas in the specialty field.

Residents observe physicians during patient office visits and surgical procedures and develop expert level evaluative and diagnostic skills. Residents are mentored in scholarly activities such as professional presentations and publications and have multiple opportunities instructing in the entry-level DPT program.


Orthopedic Residency

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident treats patients at the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic as well as local clinics and observes office and surgical procedures with local orthopedic surgeons. As a resident, you will receive mentored clinical practice in a variety of areas including evaluation and treatment of the spine, upper and lower extremities, and hand therapy, as well as ergonomic evaluation, industrial rehabilitation, and joint arthroplasty. Teaching opportunities in the DPT program include assisting with musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, rounds, and spine management. Certifications course is also provided for Emergency Medical Responder. The residency also includes mentoring in clinical supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model).

Contact Information

Director: Airelle Giordano PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

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