Fairview Health Services offers an accredited thirteen month, August 1st to August 31st, Sports Physical Therapy Residency to physical therapists seeking to advance their training in sports medicine. Up to two physical therapists are accepted annually for the program. Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency, formerly named Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency, is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in sports medicine.
Residents work side-by-side with sports medicine and orthopedic physicians, sports physical therapists and athletic trainers who bring advanced training in sports medicine. Coursework includes a mix of direct clinical care, physician and surgery observation, research, athletic training observation, and a variety of educational activities that include one-to-one mentoring sessions and weekly sports medicine grand rounds.
Salary for the Residency is $46,176 per year. Each resident is provided access to full health, dental, liability, disability insurance benefit and two weeks paid time off as per Fairview Health Service employee standard.
The Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program participates in the APTA American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education centralized application process called RF-PTCAS.
Residency Director and physical therapist Peter Ames, PT, PhD, SCS brings more than twenty years’ experience to the program. Peter graduated from Touro College, NY in 1995. After working in nine different states and the United Kingdom, he moved to Minnesota and has been the Director for the Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program since 2006. Peter completed his PhD in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011. He currently practices at The Institute for Athletic Medicine and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. He presents locally and has presented nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Peter has also published papers in JOSPT and IJSPT.
More than ten residency faculty bring advanced training and clinical skills in a full spectrum of sports-related injuries. Residents work with faculty throughout the year at rehabilitation clinics located in Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, and Minneapolis.
Questions about the Residency may be directed to Peter Ames, Residency Director, at 952-944-5314 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.