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Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy


The mission of the Rochester Regional Health Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy program is to mentor the professional development and advanced clinical training of neurologic physical therapists. Residents will exemplify the core values of physical therapy professionalism and may capably contribute to the field of neurorehabilitation through leadership and skill as practitioners, educators, and clinical scholars who understand, value, and practice guided by current evidence.  

Program Overview

This twelve-month program combines experiential clinical practice with advanced foundational knowledge and skill-based instruction. This full-time residency experience includes part-time employment for 26 patient care hours per week to provide physical therapy services to adult and pediatric individuals treated through the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation programs of Rochester Regional Health. Residents are also required to work one weekend day per month at an enhanced weekend pay rate. Residents receive a minimum of 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring and 300 didactic and instructional hours in the classroom, laboratory, and webinar-based settings. The program provides a sufficient and appropriate patient population to address all components of the Description of Residency Practice (DRP) for neurologic physical therapy, and is guided by physical therapists with clinical expertise in neurorehabilitation. The program also provides residents observational opportunities in acute care physical therapy, neuroradiology rounds, concussion clinic, and neuromuscular diseases clinic. This program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellow Education (ABPTRFE), the accreditation body for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for post-professional residency and fellowship programs in physical therapy.

In addition to the didactic instruction and clinical modules delivered by the residency program faculty, residents also participate in the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium. Residents are responsible for the tuition cost for the webinar and journal club portions of the Consortium, which is $1,250.00. There are no other required tuition costs for the residency program. However, residents may elect to participate in the Consortium’s onsite modules in Los Angeles, CA. All costs associated with participation in these modules, including tuition, housing, and transportation, will be borne by the resident. Visit for additional information.

Program outcomes include: 7/8 program participants have successfully graduated from The Rochester Regional Health Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy. The program demonstrates a 100% first-time pass rate for those program graduates who have sat for the NCS examination (6/7 program graduates.)

Resident Goals

Application Details

The program utilizes the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS) as the sole admission process for application to the program. Please visit to apply.

Application deadline:  January 15, 2021
Internal application review:  January – February 2021
Applicant interviews: February – March 2021
Final selection and notification: Completed by March 15, 2021
Program start date: August 16th, 2021
Maximum number of positions per year: 1

Admission criteria: Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States, be a graduate of an accredited physical therapy program, and hold a current license to practice physical therapy in the state of NY by the start date of the residency. A NY state limited permit does not satisfy this licensure requirement.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact

Program Co-director
[email protected]
(585) 723-7507