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Neurological Physical Therapy Training Program

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Neurological Physical Therapy Training Program


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 50 week program combines experiential clinical practice with advanced foundation knowledge and skill based instruction. This full-time residency experience includes part-time employment for 20 hours/week by Rochester Regional Health to provide physical therapy services to individuals treated through the inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation programs. Residents are eligible for part-time benefits and salary. The program includes a minimum of 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring and a minimum of 75 hours of didactic instruction in both classroom and laboratory settings. The program provides a sufficient and appropriate patient population to address all components of the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) for neurologic physical therapy, and is guided by physical therapists with clinical expertise in neurorehabilitation. 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.

As a part of the program's didactic curriculum, the Rochester Regional Health Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy participates in the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium. Rochester Regional Health provides the tuition for 26 weekly webinars covering a broad range of topics that support content of the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) for neurologic physical therapy. The resident may also elect to participate in two four-day onsite modules in Los Angeles, CA in the late summer and fall, at their own expense. Visit for additional information.

Resident Goals

Application Details

The program participates in 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 annually.
Internal application Review:  January – February annually.
Applicant interviews: February – March annually.
Final Selection and Notification: Completed by March 15 annually.
Program start date: First Monday in August annually.
Maximum number of positions per year: 1

Prerequisites for application: Applicants must be a legal resident of 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.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact

Jason Frank, PT, DPT, NCS, C/NDT
Program Co-director
[email protected]