A Bright Future
Casa Colina is a unique place that provides state-of-the-art technologies, breakthrough rehabilitation techniques, and an unsurpassed continuum of care. It is an ideal environment for clinicians to advance patient care, learning from fellow therapists with advanced training and experience. Casa Colina understands how important it is to nurture the skills of future rehabilitation care providers. We believe that we have a duty to create an educational environment that fosters learning and promotes scholarship.
Our physical therapy residency programs in orthopedics and neurology provide advanced knowledge and skill in a focused clinical environment. The course work provides training in clinical examination, decision-making and treatment skills. It is designed to accelerate therapists' professional development while allowing them to achieve clinical excellence in all aspects of patient care.
Upon completion of the program, the clinician will have had the training to apply for the certified specialty examination offered by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Programs in orthopedics and neurology are credentialed by the APTA.
How to Apply
Applications for the Orthopedic and Neurologic programs should be completed through the RF-PTCAS system. Click here to access our application: www.abptrfe.org. A letter of recommendation from a clinical supervisor is requested for all applicants; if the applicant is newly graduated, this can be from a clinical instructor. Final candidates will be invited on campus for an interview that includes a live patient exam, documentation sample, and panel interview.
Physical Therapy Residency programs at Casa Colina offer:
- Mentored 1:1 clinical practice
- Structured learning opportunities
- Didactic coursework
- Participation in physician specialty clinics
- Preparation and training for APTA specialty certifications
- Paid compensation for all hours of clinical practice as well as time being mentored
We are currently accepting applications for the following residency programs:
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
The Orthopedic Residency program is a 50-week APTA-credentialed program that enrolls one to two residents every March. The application and selection process includes an observation of the applicant performing an initial evaluation and treatment on a patient.
Applications are due January 1. Program tuition is $500. This is an APTA-accredited program.
Neurologic Physical Therapy
The didactic portion of the Neurologic Physical Therapy Program is the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium (www.ptneuroconsortium.org) which begins in late June each year and includes a webinar series, journal club, and two 4-day courses. Residents must be on site at Casa Colina the first week of July to begin the clinical portion of the program. Residents are required to have a valid California Physical Therapy License to participate in the Residency Program. For newly graduated applicants, you must have PTLA status by the start of the clinical portion of the program in July for consideration.
Applications are due April 1. Program tuition is $1950. This is an APTA-credentialed residency program.