Geriatric Clinical Residency
Centrex Rehab has partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Physical Therapy Geriatric Clinical Residency Program since its inception in 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.
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: post-acute rehabilitation, long term care, memory care, outpatient services, and 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.
Meet the Current Resident:
Emma is originally from Greendale, WI and recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing board games, trying out new restaurants in the metro area, and playing volleyball. She’s excited to help patients improve their overall health, functional abilities, and quality of life through physical activity.