Fairview Health Services offers an accredited one-year, August 1 to July 31, 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.
Residency Salary and Benefits
Salary for the Residency is $39,500 per year. Health, dental, disability and malpractice insurance are included as are two weeks of vacation.
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. His wide-ranging background includes working in private practice, serving as a traveling physical therapist, and working in the United Kingdom as a Senior 1 physiotherapist. Ames completed his doctorate in orthopedic and sports physical therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. He is a published author in JOSPT and has presented both locally and nationally. Ames sees patients at the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Eden Prairie and Minneapolis, Minnesota in addition to his residency responsibilities.
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 the Eden Prairie 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.