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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Credentialed by American Board of Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency at St. Luke's Credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy

Accreditation allows St. Luke's Physical Therapy to attract the best and brightest physical therapists in the country

Lehigh Valley, PA (11/20/2013) – The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at St. Luke's University Health Network has been credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedics. St. Luke's is one of just eight credentialed orthopaedic residency programs in the state of Pennsylvania and 67 nationwide.

“With this renowned accreditation, St. Luke's Physical Therapy has the ability to attract some of the best and brightest physical therapists in the country,” said Stephen Kareha, PT, DPT, OCS, and Director of Physical Therapy Residency Education at St. Luke's Physical Therapy. “It's an exciting opportunity for our physical therapists to expand their clinical skills while providing the highest level of evidence-based, patient-centered care.”

Designed to Give Physical Therapists Higher-Level Understanding in Treatment of Injuries and Conditions

The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency at St. Luke's prepares physical therapists to sit for their American Board Certification in Orthopaedics through a combination of classes, labs, clinical mentorship, interdisciplinary collaboration experience and extensive clinical experience. These experiences are designed to give physical therapists a higher-level understanding in the treatment of post-operative joints, sports injuries, arthritis and amputations, among other injuries and conditions.

Currently, nine of St. Luke's physical therapists have already obtained board-certification in orthopaedics – a testament of our employees' dedication to their profession and advancement of treatment techniques. St. Luke's physical therapy plans to accept one to three residents per year and become the preeminent choice for post-professional orthopaedic physical therapy education while providing superior patient care. Physical Therapists interested in learning more about this exciting, new opportunity can find additional details and contact information through our website at www.stlukespt.com.

About St. Luke's Physical Therapy

St. Luke's Physical Therapy has been treating patients in the Lehigh Valley for more than 25 years. St. Luke's has 18 physical therapy locations throughout the Lehigh Valley area. There are 47 licensed physical therapists on staff; most have completed four years of undergraduate studies followed by three years of post-graduate courses and training. Twenty of St. Luke's therapists are board certified in orthopaedics, sports, hand therapy, manual therapy, lymphedema or pedorthics. For more information on St. Luke's Physical Therapy, and to check out a location near you, visit www.stlukespt.com or call St. Luke's InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).


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