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Clinical Experience and Mentorship

Residents participate in a variety of clinical and didactic experiences across the lifespan and continuum of care during this 52 week residency program.

Clinical Experience

Residents will rotate through the various settings within the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, including:

Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center

  • Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Acute Care Neuro Unit
  • Stroke Unit

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient/outpatient pediatrics

TIRR Memorial Hermann

  • Brain Injury and Stroke Programs
  • Spinal Cord Injury and Amputee Programs
  • Specialty Rehab

TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatrics Outpatient Rehabilitation

  • Day Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Challenge Program - a specialized community re-entry program for persons with cognitive disabilities after brain injury.

Residents will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills in the treatment of patients with:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Amputations
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Pediatric conditions.

Throughout the clinical rotations, the resident will interact and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team (ie, physicians, case managers, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, nurses, social workers, neuropsychologists).

In addition to direct patient care at the different clinical sites, the residents will be participating in various additional clinical experiences including:

  • Spasticity Clinic
  • Post-Polio Clinic
  • Amputee Clinic
  • Movement Disorders Clinic
  • Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
  • Wheelchair Clinic
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Assessment:  pre- and post- trials
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinic
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic

These are offered to further facilitate the resident's learning. These specialty clinics are led by experts in the field and the residents will receive 1:1 faculty mentorship.

Community service opportunities are also offered within the residency program. This allows the resident to participate in service-oriented activities to strengthen their demonstration of community responsibility.

Mentorship

While on each rotation, the resident will be provided with 1:1 mentorship in order to advance his/her clinical skills and patient management.  This mentorship will be provided by clinical faculty, who are experts in the area of neurologic physical therapy. 

The resident will maintain a schedule of 20 clinic hours per week with a minimum of 3-hours of 1:1 faculty mentorship per week.  This will allow the resident 150 hours of mentorship at minimum by the conclusion of the residency.

Mentorship occurs during patient treatment sessions and during non-treatment time to allow for practice of new psychomotor skills and/or the discussion of theory, scientific evidence and the clinical application thereof.

For More Information

For more information, please contact:

Anna Lisa De Joya, PT, DSc, NCS
Residency Director

TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
1333 Moursund
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 797-7627
NeuroPT@memorialhermann.org