USF granted initial accreditation for orthopedic residency in physical therapy

The USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences post-professional residency program in orthopedic physical therapy has been accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The initial five-year accreditation begins Feb. 29.

The first orthopaedic physical therapy resident — Dana Webb, PT, DPT, CSCS, a 2014 graduate of the school’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program — will graduate this spring. Mary (Ginny) Tolle, PT, DPT, a 2015 graduate of  USF’s DPT program, recently entered the new residency.

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Dana Webb, DPT, left, and Mary (Ginny) Tolle

Aimee Klein, DPT, DSc, OCS, associate professor and coordinator of post-professional residency education in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, directed the development of the clinical residency program and guided the school through the accreditation process.