About the Program
To be a premier neurologic residency program in the United States known for producing expert clinicians, innovators, leaders, educators and mentors in neurologic physical therapy.
The Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency mission is to provide advanced neurologic clinical training to physical therapists that accelerate their reasoning skills and professional development so they are prepared to be leaders in the physical therapy profession and communities that they serve. Graduates will be known for their clinical excellence and innovation as case managers, consultants, educators, mentors and contributors to the consumers of the growing body of scientific literature. These therapists will be prepared to become board certified clinical specialists in neurologic physical therapy.
The goals of the Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program are:
- Develop physical therapists that exhibit the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior.
- Prepare physical therapist to serve as primary health care providers who perform the highest standard of patient/client management.
- Develop physical therapist that are able to serve the profession and community as leaders, educators, consultants, and mentors.
- Prepare physical therapists that are able to contribute to the evidence-based practice of physical therapy.
- Prepare the physical therapists to sit for the board certification examination in neurologic physical therapy.
- Clinical care, mentoring, and program expectations are standardized and consistent across all clinical settings.
- The program will maintain sustainability.
- The program will review curriculum and update to stay current in neurologic physical therapy.
Benefits to You
- Acquire advanced clinical skills required to treat and manage patients with complex neurological diagnoses
- Reach new levels of job satisfaction and leadership in the Neurologic Physical Therapy field
- Become qualified to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy specialty examination in Neurologic Physical Therapy to become a board-certified clinical specialist. Graduates of our 2019 program sat for the NCS exam in 2020 and the pass rate was 100%
Benefits to the Profession
- Increases the number of practicing clinicians with advanced neurologic and rehabilitation skills
- Increases the quality and consistency of neurological care
- Improves patient and family satisfaction
Benefits of the Program
- Residents train in an established regional center specializing in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation
- Partnerships with Kaiser facilities optimize practice setting experiences
- Relationships with local academic institutions provide clinical research opportunities upon request by residents
- 26 webinars plus two four day on-site workshops in Southern California through the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium. Additional courses are given in the San Francisco Bay Area with the faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
- Clinical rotations and 1:1 mentorship
- Advanced patient management practices
- Community leadership, health promotion and disease prevention
- Gain teaching experiences
- Complete a Capstone Project
for the entire program including
mentoring and didactic course work