M Health Fairview Health Services offers an accredited thirteen-month Sports Physical Therapy Residency to physical therapists seeking to advance their training in sports medicine. The residency will start on August 22, 2022. Up to two physical therapists are accepted annually for the program. M Health Fairview 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 M Health 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.
If the applicant is a new graduate, it is a requirement that he or she must sit for the first available National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for licensure which is usually April.
Residency Director and physical therapist John Corbo, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS brings more than 11 years of experience to the program. John earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010 from St. Catherine University. In 2011, he graduated from the Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program and obtained his Sports Clinical Specialist Certification in 2012. He was accepted into the Sports Physical Therapy Section’s Kevin Wilk Travelling Fellowship in 2013. Prior to physical therapy school, John graduated from St. John’s University where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for athletes of the College of St. Benedict. John also worked as a sports performance coach and personal trainer prior to working as a physical therapist. Currently, John practices at M Health Fairview Sports and Physical Therapy University Village location in Minneapolis. He is involved with both the running and throwing programs. He has also presented both locally and nationally at APTA Combined Sections Meeting.
Our 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 Blaine, Burnsville, and Minneapolis.
Questions about the Residency may be directed to John Corbo, Residency Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.