Sports Physical Therapy Residency

The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) Sports Physical Therapy Residency is a 12-month-long residency program in the field of sports physical therapy. As part of the Detroit Medical Center, the RIM program provides unique offerings, including rotations in various settings such as specialty outpatient sports rehabilitation, acute care sideline coverage at professional, high school and recreational athletic events, injury prevention and performance enhancement training, sports injury physician clinics, professional team recovery systems and more. The program is a full-time paid position, including benefits.


The Sports PT Residency Program seeks to educate physical therapy residents in all aspects of sports physical therapy. The program will provide specialized clinical training through didactic instruction, practical experience, direct mentoring and unique educational opportunities. The program will include a continuum of care from acute sports injury to outpatient rehabilitation to return to sports training, with a clinical focus on diverse sports injuries within a complete sports medicine team environment.


In addition, RIM’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program will support evidence-based practice. The program will integrate research into practice on a day-to-day basis and residents will participate in all levels of research, including knowledge translation, journal clubs and article reviews.

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