The Howard Head Sports Physical Therapy Residency (HHSPTR) at Vail Valley Medical Center is a full-time, 14-month program designed to advance the skills of physical therapists whose career goals center around becoming valued, contributing members of a sports medicine team.
Criteria for eligibility include graduation from an accredited physical therapy program; a Colorado state physical therapy license; current certification as an athletic trainer, EMT, or Emergency Medical Responder; and an APTA and Sports Section membership. Please read the Program Description, Eligibility, and Benefits (pdf) for details.
Applications are due on March 15, 2014. Qualified applicants will be contacted by March 31st. Interviews will take place at the Howard Head clinic in Vail on Monday, April 14th.
Program Description, Eligibility, and Benefits (pdf)
Application Criteria (pdf)
Applicant Contact Information Sheet (pdf)
Please complete the application electronically by opening the file in your browser (Internet Explorer is recommended) or in Adobe Acrobat.
Please review all of the above materials prior to contacting Howard Head Sports Medicine. If you have questions that are not addressed in the information provided, please contact Director of Research and Education Thomas Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 476-1225.
Thank you for your interest in Howard Head’s clinical education program. For current physical therapy students enrolled in an APTA accredited program and interested in a clinical rotation, we require a strong orthopaedic background, a letter of intent, your current resume, and a phone interview prior to acceptance into our program. Due to the high volume, fast paced nature of our clinics, students are typically in the third year of their academic program and/or have completed one orthopaedic or sports rotation as part of their prior clinical experience. As a student you will be placed at a single clinic, but you will also be able to spend time at some of our other locations in order to obtain exposure to the greatest breadth of patient care and learning opportunities our company has to offer. Some of the therapeutic specialties offered include: hand therapy, orthopaedic and total joint rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, women’s health programming, Pilates, dry needling and lymphedema therapy. In addition to helping students fine tune the basics that every musculoskeletal therapist uses on a daily basis, we strive to expose students to many of the components that make up the world of sports medicine so that they feel comfortable moving forward in this area of practice upon graduation.
For more information please contact Center Coordinator for Clinical Education, Shayna Meka
Phone: (970) 328-6715
Looking to explore the day to day experience of a physical therapist? At Howard Head we open our doors to community members interested in observing at any of our clinics throughout Eagle and Summit Counties. From high school students exploring career options, to adults making a career change, we will match you with a professional to shadow for hours, days, or even weeks to gain insight in our field. During your observation experience you will examine a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, learn about our culture here at Howard Head, and have the opportunity to ask any questions of the experts. This is an amazing opportunity for those individuals interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy.
For more information please contact Director of Research and Education Thomas Olson
Phone: (970) 476-1225
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