The Mission of the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences’ (SPT&RS) Orthopaedic Residency Program is to develop reflective, evidenced-based practitioners who are patient-centered, collaborative, interprofessional, caring, ethical, and are able to link movement to patient function.
The following program highlights set our residency program apart from others:
- Self-directed learning, using the APTA Orthopaedic Section’s Residency Curriculum in addition to weekly seminars regarding the current evidence in each of the anatomic regions.
- Advanced knowledge acquisition in the areas of professionalism, ethics and value-based care, leadership, and motor control and motor learning.
- Engagement in community service as a preceptor in the student-run pro bono BRIDGE Clinic twice a month.
- Participation in academic teaching of the SPT&RS’ Doctor of Physical Therapy students.
- Development of a case report to add to the body of physical therapy knowledge.
Completion (Graduation) rate (2016 – 2021, n = 8): 100%
Retention rate (2016-2021, n=8): 100%
ABPTS Orthopaedic Specialty Exam pass rate (2016
-2020, n = 7): 100%
- Webb D, Klein AB, Haladay D: The Interpretation of the Oswestry Disability Index Score in a
Patient with Chronic Low Back Pain, APTA
Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 2016
- Garreth M, Klein, AB, Lazinski ME, Vecchiarelli CS: Rehabilitation of Failed Forefoot Surgery in an
Adolescent Female. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Orlando,
FL February 2021
- Liebert A, Klein, AB, Stagliano A: Combined Approach to Treating a Patient with Post-Concussion
Syndrome and Whiplash Associated Disorder.
APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Orlando, FL February 2021
Bland L, Lazinski M, Klein AB,
Haladay D: An Extension Based Treatment Approach for a Patient with a Hip
Arthrodesis and Radiating Low Back Pain – A Case Study. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 31(4): 224-229, October
- Garreth M, Klein A, Vecchiarelli C, Lazinski M: Rehabilitation of Failed Forefoot Surgery in Adolescent Female. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 33(3):185-190, 2021
- Liebert A, Stagliano A, Klein AB: Combined Approach to Treating a Patient with Post-Concussion Syndrome and Whiplash Associated Disorder Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 34(2): 89 - 94, 2022.
- Schlais C, Lazinski M, Klein AB: Short-term Management Following a BioCartilage Allograft
of the Talar Dome: A Case Report
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 31(4): 219-223, October 2019
- Webb D, Swisher LL, Haladay D: Interpreting
Modified Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire in a Patient with Chronic Low
Back Pain. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Practice, 31(4): 230-232, October 2019
The Orthopaedic Residency at the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPT&RS) is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.
Brandon Beebe, PT, DPT
Michael O’Connor, PT, DPT, CSCS