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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

The Luminis Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program is a 13.5 month program. Residents will evaluate and treat patients up to 34 hours per week and complete coursework and professional development at least eight hours per week. Our program allows residents to practice and learn in a hospital-based community health system with exposure to a variety of conditions, with multi-disciplinary team work and shadowing. As hospital employees, residents will have access to employee benefits and a competitive resident salary. Both distance and onsite learning will provide specialty level skills for advanced thinking and patient care. Learning opportunities will include cadaver dissections in the Luminis Health SAIL Center, manual skills labs, and physician and surgery shadowing. Residents will also complete a quality outcomes research project to be presented and/or published at the conclusion of the residency program. 

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Why Choose a Residency Program? 

A residency program allows current or new physical therapists the opportunity to further their education. This allows the future specialist to provide the best patient care backed by evidence-based techniques and processes. Residency allows close mentorship and guidance while specializing in a specific and narrowed field of study and practice. Completion of an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program allows the residents to sit for the Orthopaedic Certified Specialist Exam. 

The Luminis Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post professional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedics.

 

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program Overview

On behalf of Luminis Health Physical Therapy, we would like to thank you for considering our Orthopaedic Residency Program as a method to continue your education and grow your expertise. 

 

The mission of Luminis Health is to enhance the health of the people we serve. All physical therapists and staff who are a part of Luminis Health Physical Therapy work daily to uphold this mission and provide the best possible care to each and every patient. 

 

Our program’s mission is to provide a well-structured, diverse and comprehensive residency program that will culminate in residents attaining advanced clinical skills. This includes being able to provide evidence-based care with knowledge and expertise in the specialty area of orthopaedic physical therapy. You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a hospital-based system that serves our community. The Luminis Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) as a post professional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedics.  

 

As part of a hospital system, you’ll have access to the accredited SAIL Center, surgical and physician observations, quality-based research, and weekly training with residents in other fields, which includes topics such as wellbeing, research, bioethics and systems of care. 

 

I encourage you to explore our website for more information about our Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program and hope to hear from you soon. 

 

Thank you, 

Megan Maier Bosmans, Residency Coordinator 

The Luminis Health Physical Therapy residency faculty are each experienced in their specialized fields and committed to bettering the education of the orthopaedic residents. Faculty members work as a team to provide exposure to advanced clinical skills and evidence-based learning in the areas of orthopaedics and research.

 

Megan Maier Bosmans, DPT, OCS

Megan Maier Bosmans, DPT, OCS,
Residency Director

Kenneth Butler

Kenneth Butler, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CERT- LSVT BIG,
Residency Mentor

Alyssa Fenn, DPT, OCS

Alyssa Fenn, DPT, OCS,
Residency Mentor

Morgan Heckert, DPT, OCS

Morgan Heckert, DPT, OCS,
Adjunct Faculty

Raina Lyght, MPT, CHT

Raina Lyght, MPT, CHT,
Residency Mentor

David Keblish, MD

David Keblish, MD,
Physician Mentor

Ariana Pajazetovi

Ariana Pajazetovi PT, DPT, CMTPT,
Residency Mentor

Justin Turcotte

Justin Turcotte,
Research Mentor

The Luminis Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program combines the current concepts for orthopaedic physical therapy curriculum, developed by the orthopaedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), with the MedBridge Orthopaedic Certified Specialist Preparation program for a comprehensive learning experience. Additionally, the curriculum includes weekly skills labs, surgery and physician shadowing, regular professional development, and daily interaction with a personal mentor. 

 

Curriculum Timeline: 

  • 4 weeks of orientation and evidence-based practice
  • 24 weeks of spine-head, maxillofacial, carinomandibular, cervical, thoracic and ribs, lumbr, pelvis, sacroilliac
  • 12 weeks of lower extremity – hip, knee, foot and ankle, osteoarthritis
  • 12 weeks of upper extremity – shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand

 

Curriculum Outline: 

  • Current concepts of orthopaedic physical therapy coursework
  • MedBridge Orthopaedic Certified Specialist Preparation program
  • Weekly surgical and/or physician shadowing
  • Weekly manual skills labs
  • Weekly co-treatment and rounding with mentor
  • Completion of a quality improvement research project with an assigned research mentor
  • Up to three cadaver dissections of spine, lower extremity and upper extremity
  • Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) attendance and participation

 

Participating Sites (link to location pages): 

 

The residency program will include: 

  • Attendance to APTA combined sections meetings
  • Choice of two sponsored in-house courses annually
  • Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Medbridge Membership & Orthopaedic Certified Specialist Training program

The Luminis Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post professional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedics. 

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Orthopedic Residency Graduation Rates since 2020
  • Enrolled: 4
  • Graduates: 4
  • Resigned: 0

 

Pass Rates for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Exam-Orthopedic (OCS)

 

  • Since 2020: 100%

Luminis Health Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency applicants should possess the desire to further their orthopaedic physical therapy knowledge, and provide patient-centered and directed care. Additionally, applicants should be dedicated to bettering the field of physical therapy through evidence-based learning, research and quality improvement. 

 

Admissions Criteria: 

  • Graduation from Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Accredited Physical Therapy Program
  • Attainment of Maryland physical therapy licensure prior to beginning the residency program
  • Five references provided through our skills surveys including at least one clinical and one educational reference
  • Submission of at least one letter of recommendation from one of the above references
  • Completion of interview with the Residency Program Director and Residency Coordinator
  • Current CPR certification
  • Submission of a Personal Vision and Development Plan
  • Submission of applications through RF-PTCAS and LHAAMC’s Careers webpage
  • Compliance with all Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center employment requirements

“The residency program helped me learn to utilize research in my every day practice. I am able to consolidate the time I would usually spend and quickly identify relevant articles to help my patients,” says Kenneth Butler, 2021-2022 Cohort.

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