Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

Background Information

The LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Rehabilitation Clinic serves as a community resource for specialized rehabilitation and advanced training of new physical therapy professionals. The Program in Physical Therapy established the Orthopaedic and Private Practice Residency in 2007 and a Wound Residency in 2010. The Program began looking at other specialty areas to expand its offerings and the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency was created to accept its first practitioner in 2015. The presence of Oshner Health System has enhanced residents’ preparation in treating patients at all levels of care from pre-op to post-op. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the medical center serves many patients with severe neurologic injury. The area lacks a specialized neurologic rehabilitation facility, however, and many patients who reside in Shreveport choose the Allied Health Rehabilitation Clinic for their outpatient therapy upon returning home from inpatient programs. As such, the Neurologic Residency was formed to address the area’s need for specialized neurorehabilitation practitioners who utilize the latest clinical research in their practice for the benefit of their patients.

Mission Statement

Prepare physical therapists to provide evidence-based, specialized care in the area of neurologic rehabilitation in an outpatient setting. The residency addresses the APTA’s Vision 2020 by preparing autonomous practitioners that have the advanced clinical skills and knowledge to collaborate effectively with the entire health care team to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Outcomes
  • 75% graduation rate

  • 100% pass rate for American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Neurologic Specialist Certification Exam

Goals & Objectives


CONTACT

Lauren Rachal Sant, PT, DPT, NCS
Neurologic Residency Director

lrach2@lsuhsc.edu
(318) 813-2937

Allied Health
Rehabilitation Clinic

(318) 813-2970