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At Children's Hospital Colorado, we are in the process of applying for accreditation to be able to offer a comprehensive 13-month sports physical therapy residency to foster the development of clinicians interested in treating young athletes. Through this comprehensive program, we provide a variety of clinical and didactic opportunities to expose the resident to various athlete and patient populations.
Sports Physical Therapy Residency experience
Our mission is to develop leaders in sports physical therapy through collaborative interprofessional learning and clinical programming that includes:
Progressing pediatric sports medicine research
Quality evidenced-based, patient-centered care
The sports physical therapy resident will primarily treat young athletes at two Children’s Colorado Sports Medicine Center locations. Most patients will be school and club sport athletes who are 12 years and older. The resident will also treat college-aged athletes and students at Regis University for seven hours per week. In all clinical settings, the resident will work alongside board-certified physical therapists in sports or orthopedic physical therapy.
The resident will work with highly trained athletic trainers and sports physical therapists for 200 hours of on-field event coverage. They will provide coverage for the following organizations:
Local high schools
Children’s Colorado partner organizations and clubs