Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

Program Director: Melissa Simon PT, MSPT
Program Coordinator: Deepak Sebastian PT, MHS, DPT, DO(OMP), PhD, DSc

The Henry Ford Health Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program, offered by the Henry Ford Medical Group Department of Rehabilitation Services is designed to elevate the general PT practitioner to a specialist in the orthopedic outpatient setting. The program will help prepare the resident for the APTA Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification Examination.

Residents will rotate through multiple sites within the Henry Ford Medical Group Rehabilitation Services clinics, allowing exposure to a variety of settings and mentors with different clinical expertise.

There will be opportunities to participate in a multidisciplinary pain clinic and in an ambulatory surgical center seeing same day discharge post operative total joint patients.

Residents will be paid a resident salary and are eligible for benefits as per Henry Ford Health policy. There is no tuition fee for participation in the residency program.

Henry Ford Health Mission Statement

To improve people’s live through excellence in the science and are of health care and healing.

Henry Ford Health Vision Statement

We will be the trusted partner in health, leading the nation in superior care and value – one person at a time.

Henry Ford Health Values

  • Compassion – We provide a heartfelt experience to every patient, member and each other.
  • Innovation – We continuously pursue what’s possible through research, education, clinical and operational excellence.
  • Respect – We honor the commitment to our communities by acting with integrity, courage, and inclusion.
  • Results – We reliably deliver on our promise to be leaders in safety and affordability, ensuring the health of our communities.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Mission Statement

To develop specialized physical therapists who excel in the science and art of providing comprehensive, individualized, evidence-based care to patients with orthopedic injuries and conditions of an acute and chronic nature across a broad range of diagnoses and presentation with a focus on education and advocacy for the physical therapy profession. Graduates will demonstrate ongoing commitment with continuing education and pedagogy, expanding their own body of information, and that of the profession, with research, while staying committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life in their community.

Accreditation Status

We are in the process of applying for accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education


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