Our clinical partners include the comprehensive UPMC integrated health care delivery system and UPMC Centers for Rehab Services. In addition, a few other health care providers in western Pennsylvania have also partnered with us, including The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and Concentra Medical Centers (also in partnership with UPMC).
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, a certified rehab agency owned and managed by physical therapists, offers several specialty clinics and services as well, including but not limited to: Sports Medicine, Balance and Vestibular physical therapy, Neuro physical therapy, Women’s Health, Cardiopulmonary, Geriatrics, Arthritis, and Pediatric physical therapy.
Involvement with Clinical Education
Our clinical partners are also an integral part of our education in the classroom as well as in the clinic. The individual and collective expertise of our extensive network of therapists collaborates with faculty by teaching modules throughout the plan of study, assisting with clinical laboratories and practical exams, serving as clinical faculty to provide input into our curriculum content and clinical education program, and serving as clinical instructors as well.
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services has several APTA Credentialed Post-professional Residency Programs including:
- Sports Physical Therapy Residency
- Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency
- Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency
- Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency
- Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency (this program is not yet credentialed)
For additional information: Physical Therapy Residency Programs.
Our clinical partners are also an integral part of research endeavors at the University as well. Research is conducted in therapy clinics across the healthcare continuum, several of the therapists are involved as principle and/or co-investigators. Furthermore, several Quality/Outcomes studies are conducted throughout our clinical network as well.