Physical Therapy Geriatric Clinical Residency

Centrex Rehab has partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Physical Therapy Geriatric Clinical Residency Program since its inception in September, 2010. The University of Minnesota houses the didactic portion of the residency program, while Centrex provides sites for clinical practice, including one-to-one mentoring by a Geriatric Clinical Specialist. Clinical residencies are available at two of our Minnesota locations: Augustana Care Health and Rehabilitation Center of Apple Valley and Martin Luther Care Center in Bloomington.

During the year long program, residents focus on developing advanced clinical skills in evaluation and treatment while incorporating relevant scientific literature into clinical practice. They gain experience to become effective members of a multidisciplinary team managing a vast array of diagnosis and psychosocial issues related to aging.

Clinical residents have an opportunity to work in a variety of settings across the continuum of care including the following

  • Post-acute rehabilitation
  • Long term care
  • Memory care
  • Outpatient services
  • Aquatic Therapy

Upon completion of the program, residents will be uniquely prepared to do the following:

  • Become advanced practitioners of geriatric physical therapy to meet the needs of older adults
  • To sit for, and pass the ABPTS Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) exam.
  • Contribute to the profession of physical therapy by demonstrating exemplary professional behaviors and advocating on behalf of the geriatric community in the areas of prevention, rehabilitation and wellness.
  • Become participants in a multidisciplinary team

The University of Minnesota’s Geriatric Clinical Residency is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in geriatrics. To learn more about it, please visit: http://www.physther.umn.edu/geriatricresidency/home.html

 

Meet the 2017/2018 Resident

  Megan McCallum, PT, DPT

Megan is originally from Minnesota, but has lived in North Carolina for the last three years while attending graduate school for Physical Therapy. She is very excited to be back in Minnesota, surrounded by her friends and family again.  She is also very excited to be joining the Centrex Rehab team as a Geriatric Resident!  Megan is passionate about traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with her friends and family. Her Geriatric Clinical Residency is being completed at Augustana Care Health and Rehabilitation Center of Apple Valley.