The University of Indianapolis/Body One Physical Therapy Residency Program
The residency program promotes excellence, professionalism, and integrity in advanced practice and prepares graduates who have expert knowledge and skills in orthopedics for autonomous practice and leadership roles within the profession.
The goals of the program are to prepare the resident to:
Practice at the level of an expert orthopedic clinician as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in Orthopedic Physical Therapy: Description of Advanced Clinical Practice.
Become an independent, self-motivated learner through rigorous academic and clinical components of the curriculum.
Apply basic science knowledge with management of patients with orthopedic conditions.
Integrate a variety of learning experiences surrounding orthopedic medicine including, but not limited to: radiology, rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, and family practice.
Educate others including patients, students, and peers through application of effective teaching and learning practices.
The residency program runs for 12 months starting in August. Within the clinical setting (Body One), educational components will be divided into upper (cervical spine through hand) and lower (lumbar spine through foot) quarters over the course of one year. Mentored teaching activities will be integrated within the musculoskeletal courses and will include graduate assistant work and assessment of DPT student performance, as well as mentored clinical instruction of DPT students at Body One.
Weekly didactic and hands-on learning sessions will take place in the clinic. To complement the clinical learning, residents will enroll in and complete two post-professional courses during the residency as well as a teaching practicum. Residents will spend 8-10 hours on campus and 35 hours at Body One per week. An overview of the program is available here: