Fox Rehabilitation Becomes the First Private Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation to Offer APTA-Accredited, Post-Graduate Training Program in Geriatrics

Its mission: To develop physical therapy professionals to be expert clinicians and national leaders in geriatrics

Jun 10, 2010, 10:00 ET from Fox Rehabilitation

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association has accredited Fox Rehabilitation to offer a new, post-graduate residency training program exclusively in geriatrics.  Fox Rehabilitation is the only private physical therapy practice in the nation to receive this prestigious designation.  

Participants will provide patient care, receive one-on-one clinical mentoring with Fox Rehabilitation professionals, and spend time on a variety of active learning experiences with faculty from Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University, both in Philadelphia.

To provide exceptionally rich, varied and interdisciplinary learning, including such fields as orthotics, prosthetics, wound care, and advanced seating and positioning, Fox has also partnered with Allied Orthotics & Prosthetics, Wound Healing Solutions and Mid-Atlantic Medical.

The goal is to create expert clinicians, vigorous leaders, contributors and advocates for the physical therapy profession in geriatrics.  "I want geriatric physical therapy practice to gain the momentum and recognition that orthopedic and sports physical therapy practice has done in the past," says Fox Rehabilitation CEO Dr. Tim Fox.

Participants will learn from Temple University experts on balance and cardio-pulmonary disorders and visit the university's Virtual Environment and Postural Orientation Laboratory.  They'll also spend time with Thomas Jefferson University faculty in neurology and orthopedics and explore the university's Human Performance Laboratory and the Dissection Lab.  The program lasts 12 to 15 months, depending on each clinician's prior experience.

The residency has met the high standards and rigor required of an advanced training program for physical therapists in geriatrics, says J. Scott Straker of APTA.  "As the first private practice to achieve this distinction in geriatric physical therapy, Fox Rehabilitation has demonstrated their commitment to promote a high level of service to their patients and to help advance the practice of physical therapy."

Applications for the residency will be accepted year round.  For more about the program and how to apply, visit or contact Mimi Jacobs at 877/407-3422.

Fox Rehabilitation, headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., is the largest private practice of geriatric physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists in the United States.  We make 9,000 Geriatric House Calls™ each week, allowing our patients to relearn in the perfect environment – their home, assisted living facility, or adult day care center. For more on how we help patients restore their lives, see  

Founded in 1921, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 74,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide.  Its purpose is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals through the advancement of physical therapist practice, education, and research. For more information about APTA visit Join us on Twitter (@APTAtweets) and Facebook.

SOURCE Fox Rehabilitation