The Balance Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency’s purpose is to advance resident’s orthopedic skills to specialist level in 12 months. Clinical mentorship, didactic education, and clinical practice are intertwined, utilizing an integrative model of education.
Residency Program Overview:
Located on the picturesque Central Coast of California, Balance Physical Therapy has four locations in Salinas, Monterey (North Fremont St.), Monterey (Ryan Ranch), and Prunedale.
Residents of the program will practice out of our Monterey (Ryan Ranch) location, but will periodically move between locations depending on curriculum schedule.
The Central Coast has so much to offer during your year long residency including outstanding weather, endless outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, surfing, kayaking), wineries, and world renowned golf courses. After one year, you’ll have a hard time leaving and we hope you won’t!
Clinical Mentors will be in the same facility as residents to support all aspects of patient client management and assist integration of didactic/mentorship material into resident’s independent caseload.
1:1 clinical mentorship will include both resident and mentor led patient visits. Furthermore, there will be weekly 1:1 administrative time blocked to discuss difficult patients and caseload management.
Monthly program mentorship meetings will occur with Residency Director to ensure resident is on pace for all requirements to be successfully completed prior to end of residency.
The in-depth residency curriculum will have an Orthopedic Core Curriculum in addition to vast exposure to Supplemental Topics establishing advanced orthopedic practice upon graduation.
Orthopedic Core Curriculum:
Didactic Education for the Orthopedic Core Curriculum will include:
Additional Learning Experiences:
To qualify for the Balance Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency, you must be a graduate of an APTA-accredited program in physical therapy and eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in California.
In residency candidates, we are looking for someone that has high emotional intelligence, passion for challenges, and strong communicative skills. We require:
We have an ongoing admissions process for a start date of August 1st, 2022. See contact section below to request more information.
Residents receive a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401K, PTO) and are paid a competitive annual salary with regional residency programs.
No tuition or residency program fees.
Residents receive residency coursework (4 independent study courses from AOPT) and APTA/orthopedic section membership.
Please contact our Residency Director, Dr. Arash Maslehati PT, DPT, OCS at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or submit information in section below with any questions or inquiries.