Residency Program

Curriculum Contract Application

Thank you for your interest in the Fortanasce and Associates Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine Center (F&A PT/SMC) Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. The program is designed to provide physical therapists with advanced training in examination, clinical decision-making, treatment skills, and exercise prescription. The F&A PT/SMC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program was developed in 1999 and began training residents in January 2000.

The residency program was credentialed by the APTA beginning January 2001. The curriculum of our program is modeled after Kaiser Permanente's Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. The F&A PT/SMC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency curriculum is designed so residents receive their clinical experience at the Fortanasce & Associates facility, and their classroom experience at Kaiser Permanente. In addition, Fortanasce and Associates residents will receive training in therapeutic exercise prescription. The program is 46 weeks in duration (January - December of each year) and will accept 1 - 2 residents each year.

The F &A PT/SMC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program uses one physical therapy clinic. Our clinic is a state-of-the-art 11,000 square foot facility complete with 2 full sized gyms areas, twelve private treatment rooms, hydrotherapy room, therapeutic pool, conference room, and library. Our staff of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, and Athletic Trainers offers a unique learning environment. The residency program clinical faculty consists of the residency program director and assistant director. The academic faculty consists of recognized experts in orthopedic physical therapy.

Currently, we are striving to become a leading center for research, education, and post-professional training. We conduct, publish, and present clinical research in areas of physical therapy, sports medicine, and sports performance enhancement. We also offer educational seminars that are available to our residents. Upon completion of our program, residents may obtain certification as an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Follow the link above to see a copy of the sample curriculum and contract to include compensation and eligibility criteria. The application deadline is August 1 of each year. Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any further questions call me at 626-446-7027 ext. 122.

Kenneth W. Mengel, MPT, OCS.

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671 Naomi Ave. • Arcadia, CA 91007 • P: (626) 446-7027