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The Women’s Health Residency Program provides practicing physical therapists with advanced training in women’s and men’s health:
The program also places an emphasis on using research and the literature to maintain practice within the scope of evidence-based physical therapy.
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services funds the Women’s Health PT Residency Program, housed within several outpatient clinics.
UPMC CRS McCandless serves as our main training location.
Other clinics where residents may train include:
Licensed physical therapists that have already completed an entry-level program who want to:
The Women’s Health Residency Program runs 16 successive months starting in August.
As part of the "Continuing Education” Plan of Study, you'll participate in a planned curriculum specific to the Women’s Health Residency Program. You will also enroll in part of the Advanced Clinical Practice — Musculoskeletal Sequence, sponsored by Centers for Rehab Services.
These courses promote advanced decision-making and manual therapy skills for assessing and treating women's musculoskeletal disorders of the:
You will also work through the Women’s Health Series including live and self-study modules on:
For the live lab part of study, you'll have the chance to do a cadaver dissection. The “Advanced Dissection” course is through the University of Pittsburgh’s Physical Therapy School.
You'll also complete a one-week lymphedema certification course through Klose Training to earn your CLT.
You will earn continuing education units (CEU) for this didactic part of the program.
Along with advanced coursework, you will attend:
Women’s Health PT Residency faculty will mentor you as you prepare your case reflection for the application of the WCS. They'll also guide you to develop a case study from your reflection for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Finally, you will submit a final project reflecting on your outcomes during your entire clinical time in the program.
Colleen Schomburg, PT, WCS, CLT-LANA
Centers for Rehab Services — McCandless
To learn more, email Colleen Schomburg, PT, WCS — Women's Health PT Residency Program Director.