Spine & Sport recently began to offer an orthopedic physical therapy residency program. The program is designed to provide physical therapists with a year-long intensive study of orthopedic physical therapy through classroom and clinical experience as well as one-on-one mentoring with a board-certified clinician.
The purpose of the program is two-fold. First, it will contribute to the advancement of physical therapy practice by producing clinicians who demonstrate superior skills and orthopedic knowledge. Participants also will fine-tune the ability to function as consultants, advocates and educators of their peers and patients. The program’s second goal is to positively impact the community by providing expert-level clinicians who can treat patients at a reduced cost through fewer visits.
Spine & Sport CEO and co-founder Dr. Eric C. Bull said the program significantly will help those who suffer from chronic pain.
“Helping patients with neck and back pain has been very rewarding,” Bull said. “As the lead mentor in the residency program, the instruction we deliver to the residents has created a significant impact in how many more individuals suffering with back and neck pain who we can help. It has been very rewarding to see such excellent results being achieved.”
Spine & Sport has offices in Hinesville, Effingham County, Richmond Hill, Whitemarsh Island and downtown Savannah. They are open until 8 p.m. For information, go to www.spinesport.org.