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Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers a Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency designed to train clinicians in expert specialty care for patients with neurologic conditions. The one-year program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a post-professional residency for physical therapists in neurology.

The Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency’s comprehensive curriculum and its teaching and research opportunities are designed to prepare you to achieve the best clinical outcomes in the area of neurologic clinical practice. The residency program advances your clinical development so you can administer evidence-based and patient-centered neurologic physical therapy services to inpatients and outpatients.

Neurologic Physical Therapy Training

The residency program’s didactic component is provided primarily online. The program has partnered with the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium to provide residents with a novel, cutting-edge approach to academic education during their classroom learning. The concepts covered in the program’s didactic portion are reinforced during the clinical component of the training.

Residents complete a six-month rotation covering acute inpatient physical therapy at Rusk Rehabilitation’s inpatient facilities in NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. Residents then complete a six-month rotation covering outpatient neurologic physical therapy at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street.

Residents gain experience in treating patients with a wide range of neurologic conditions and diagnoses, including the following:

  • stroke
  • traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • hydrocephalus
  • vestibular dysfunction

Residents have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in acute care, pediatrics, and vestibular rehabilitation. They also participate in physician rounds and observe during specialty clinics for spasticity, concussion, electromyography (EMG), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

Teaching, Research, and Community Outreach Opportunities

Residents have a number of opportunities to advance their teaching skills through Rusk Rehabilitation’s physiatry resident lectures as well as through NYU Langone’s partnership with NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM). Residents also participate in ongoing physical therapy clinical research projects in the motor recovery research laboratory.

An integral part of Rusk Rehabilitation’s culture is engaging with, educating, and supporting our local community. We offer residents community outreach opportunities, including lectures about neurologic physical therapy.

Residency Timeline and Application Process

We accept one resident per year into our Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency. All applications must be submitted by February 15 through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS).

We invite top applicants to an on-site interview, which is scheduled between February 15 and March 31. All applicants who have received an invitation must participate in the on-site interview to be considered for admission to the program.

Applicants are notified of our decision during the last week of March.

Residents begin the program’s didactic portion online in June. They begin the on-site clinical portion on or after September 1 and complete it on or before August 31 of the following year.

Learn more about our residency statistics.

Contact Us

For more information about the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency, please contact Angela Stolfi, PT, DPT, residency program director, at angela.stolfi@nyulangone.org, or Estelle Gallo, PT, DPT, NCS, residency program coordinator, at estelle.gallo@nyulangone.org.