Orthopaedic Residency Program

A commitment to clinical excellence has been part of PTSMC’s culture since our inception.

PTSMC achieved candidacy as a residency program through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) in 2018. With the launch of the program, PTSMC established itself as a leader in cutting edge clinical education, joining nine other residency programs in New England – one of only three to specialize in orthopaedics.

PTSMC Residency program photo

Our first Residency Program session in August, 2018.

Program Director Mike Gans is joined by an exceptional team of PTSMC’s clinical leaders, including experienced physical therapists and clinic directors, who have stepped up to teach and mentor.

Our goal is to provide residents with the knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning capabilities to function at the “top of their license” as well as at the top of the physical therapy profession.

It is our hope that PTSMC’s Orthopaedic Residency Program will ultimately improve ALL of our clinicians and the care we provide, because clinical excellence is at the core of who we are and what we do.

Program Details:

  • 3 hours weekly classroom lecture and lab
  • 1 hour bi-weekly journal club/case discussion
  • 3 hours weekly mentorship
  • Clinical Mentoring (min. 150 hours)
  • Coursework (300 hours combined lecture/lab & home study)
  • Option for 32 or 40 clinical care hours

Repayment plans and service forgiveness options are available for clinicians interested in PTSMC’s Orthopaedic Residency. Please inquire for more information.

Meet Program Director Mike Gans

In addition to his role as Program Director for PTSMC’s Orthopaedic Residency Program, Mike is our Director of Clinical Excellence and a Physical Therapist in Guilford. He also currently serves as President of the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Mike is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, and he is certified in both the Graston Technique® for soft tissue mobilization and Trigger Point Dry Needling. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, golfing, playing soccer and traveling.

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