Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Rusk Rehabilitation now offers a Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program to train clinicians in expert specialty care for individuals with neurological conditions.

Training at Rusk Rehabilitation means being part of an illustrious tradition that started with the pioneering work of Dr. Howard Rusk, the widely known "father of rehabilitation medicine" and founder of our nationally recognized rehabilitation program.

Today, Rusk is ranked #1 in New York and among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities. This legacy combined with being integrated in world-class NYU Langone Health creates a fertile learning ground for our residents.

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health’s Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a post professional residency program for physical therapists in Neurology. 

Rusk Residency and Fellowship Program statistics.

Program Overview


Acute Inpatient Neurological Physical Therapy

  • 6 month rotation
  • Takes place at Rusk's inpatient facilities at Langone Orthopedic Hospital (Second Avenue at 17th Street)

Outpatient Neurological Physical Therapy

  • 6 month rotation
  • Takes place at Rusk's outpatient facilities at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center (38th Street between Second & Third Avenues)

Residents treat patients with a wide range of conditions and diagnoses, including:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic and Non-traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson s Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Vestibular Dysfunction

Exposure to acute care, pediatrics and vestibular rehabilitation is also available.


Rusk's neurologic residency program has partnered with the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Educational Consortium to provide a novel, cutting-edge approach to academic education.


Residents will have a number of opportunities to advance their teaching skills including a partnership with New York University’s Steinhardt Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and City University of New York/NYU Langone Health SIM Lab.


Residents will gain exposure to research through ongoing physical therapy clinical research projects and opportunities in the motor recovery lab.

Community Outreach:

Engaging, educating, and supporting our local community is an integral part of the Rusk Rehab culture. Community outreach opportunities, including lectures to promote neurological physical therapy, are an important part of our program.

Specialty Clinics/Physician collaboration:

Residents have an opportunity to participate in physician rounds and observe during specialty clinics for spasticity, concussion, EMG, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s clinics.

To Apply

To apply, submit your application by February 15 through RF-PTCAS, the centralized application for residency and fellowship programs in physical therapy.

Top applicants will be invited to an onsite interview, which will be scheduled to occur between February 15 and March 15. All applicants must participate in onsite interviews in order to be considered for admission to the program.

Candidate acceptance notification will occur by the last week of March.

Resident begins didactic portion of residency program in June (online).

Resident begins onsite clinical portion of residency program on or after September 1 and completes onsite clinical portion of the residency on or before August 31 of the following year.