The Abilene Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency (APTOR) Program is located in Abilene, Texas. APTOR 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 APTOR is to develop highly skilled, compassionate physical therapists who excel in orthopedic physical therapy and in delivering ministerial service.
APTOR offers a varied orthopedic curriculum with a strong emphasis in evaluation and differential diagnosis, and manual therapy techniques including dry needling, exercise prescription, and mentorship/teaching.
Residents will achieve more than 150 hours of one-on-one mentoring and more than 300 hours of classroom and lab instruction. Unique to this residency is the ability to teach to DPT students at HSU and provide pro bono services through the HSU campus clinic.
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.
To develop highly skilled, compassionate physical therapists who provide excellent orthopedic care grounded in evidence supported practice and service.
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.
APTOR Program Goals
The goals of the APTOR residency program for the resident include the following:
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Goals of the APTOR Resident
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