Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

The UW Health Neurologic Residency is a new program, embarking on obtaining accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).  It will be a full-time, one-year program that begins in July and continues through June of the following year. It will start with one resident per year.  If the program successfully completes the accreditation process, the first resident will get credit for graduating from an accredited program.

About the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Residents provide patient care 28 hours per week, including at least three hours per week co-treating with a faculty mentor. In addition, at least six hours per week are dedicated to educational experiences, including didactic instruction, assisting in neurologic labs and lectures at the University of Wisconsin Physical Therapy School, and other relevant learning opportunities.

The residency includes work experiences in three different settings:  neuro acute care including ICU at a level 1 trauma center, a CARF accredited inpatient rehab facility, and an outpatient neurologic and vestibular clinic.

Residents are compensated for the hours spent providing patient care. In addition, residents receive a benefit package that includes health insurance. 

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Curriculum

The curriculum is based on the Neurologic Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice. The didactic component will take place two hours per week and utilize the Neuro Consortium series of webinars and journal club.  In addition, residents will benefit from the wealth of clinical resources available at UW Hospitals and Clinics and will have the opportunity to work closely with an excellent staff of medical practitioners who serve the needs of the neuro patient population.


Candidates for this Neurologic Physical Therapist Residency Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduate of a CAPTE accredited physical therapy program
  • Be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Wisconsin
  • Obtain NPI number prior to starting the residency program
  • Hold a current CPR certification
  • New grads should take the NBPT Exam no later than April in order to be eligible to start the program in July

Contact Information

Co-Program Directors:

Sarah Jones, Manager OP Neuro Therapy Team

Laura M Guse, PT, DPT, NCS

Recruitment Center
UW Health Human Resources
(608) 263-6500
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