The Hendrick Health and West Texas Rehabilitation Center Orthopaedic Residency (HHWTRCOR) Program is located in Abilene, Texas. HHWTRCOR was created as a collaboration between three independent organizations, Hendrick Medical Center (HMC), West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC) and Hardin-Simmons Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program (HSU). All three organizations pride themselves on hard work, great outcomes and Christian ministry. Our program faculty offers a wide variety of diversity in their physical therapy background, which is a strength for this program.
The common goal of HHWTRCOR is to provide an evidence guided, up to date curriculum to develop highly skilled, compassionate orthopedic physical therapists who provide excellent orthopedic care grounded in evidence supported practice and service to the community we serve.
HHWTRCOR offers a varied orthopedic curriculum with 14 highly skilled, certified and experienced mentors encompassing all three program sites. Our mentoring faculty hold an array of advanced credentials of teaching including FAAOMPT, OCS, ScD, C-DN, COMT, CHT, WHS, TPI, PRPC, MEd, CSCS, CMTPT, CLT, ATRIC and K-Vest . Residents will gain experience in a wide variety of orthopedic diagnosis and patient population expanding all ages. Skills the resident will develop include evaluation, differential diagnosis, varied manual therapy, dry needling, myofascial and other therapy techniques. Through the program’s academic experience, one gains teaching and research opportunities as well as mentoring of DPT students. During the program’s clinical experience, the resident will have extensive one on one mentorship, develop critical thinking, and practice evidence-supported skills while becoming an autonomous practitioner among highly educated and trained mentors.
Our mentoring faculty hold an array of advanced credentials of teaching including FAAOMPT, OCS, ScD, C-DN, COMT, CHT, WHS, TPI, PRPC, MEd, CSCS, and K-Vest.
Geographically Abilene is located about 2 hours west of the DFW area. Abilene is home to Dyess Air Force Base and three private universities, offering a wide range of experiences to the orthopedic clinician.
The program will provide an evidence guided, up-to-date curriculum to develop highly skilled, compassionate orthopedic physical therapists who provide excellent orthopedic care grounded in evidence supported practice and service to the community we serve.
The resident position will be paid by Hendrick Medical Center and West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC) at 80% of the rate of a new graduate. The intern will work 8 hours per week teaching at Hardin-Simmons University as the resident is going through residency training of 32 hours/week at Hendrick Medical Center and West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC). This intern/resident position will assist in teaching first and second year HSU DPT students and providing care at the HSU pro-bono PT clinic.
The residency program is a one-year commitment to Hendrick Medical Center, West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC), and Hardin-Simmons University with completion after 12 months in the program.
Essential Duties/Basic Responsibilities
Assist as Teaching Assistant in Kinesiology, Anatomy, Musculoskeletal I and II, and provide pro-bono services in the HSU PT Campus Clinic.
How long is the residency? 12 months
When does the program start? November 2021 and then annually beginning in January 2022.
HHWTRCOR Program Goals
The goals of the HHWTRCOR residency program for the resident include the following:
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Goals of the Resident within a year of program completion
Goals of the Resident over the course of the program curriculum
Matt McCreary, PT, DPT,OCS:
Brad Hicks, PT, DPT:
Marsha Rutland, PT, ScD, OCS, COMT, C-DN:
Joe McCormick, PT, ScD, DPT, COMT:
Brent McElfresh, PT, DPT Clinical Site Coordinator and Mentor:
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