PT Residency

Dedicated to improving the quality of clinical practice for the next generation of therapist

The University of Michigan MedSport Physical Therapy Residency program provides licensed therapists with a unique year of dedicated post graduate training in the specialty areas of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. The resident will train with senior clinical staff with emphasis on developing skills in clinical decision making, treatment strategies, and scholarly review of the latest evidence throughout the rehab process. Clinical experience received will include post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation, general sport and orthopedic non-operative rehabilitation, return to sport assessment and training, assist in on-site athletic event coverage, concussion management and rehabilitation, and submission of a case study for publication.

Residents will develop strong clinical practice management skills by working closely with an experienced rehabilitation staff, as well as other allied health care practitioners from orthopedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, neurology, athletic training, radiology, and clinical research backgrounds. Our goal is to offer our residents experience and advanced training in all areas of care that MedSport has to offer.

Our teaching program includes:

  • Weekly 1-on-1 Clinical Mentoring
  • Weekly Regional Evaluation and Treatment Skill Development
  • Monthly Resident Case Study presentations
  • Monthly Staff Journal Club, In-service and lab based learning opportunities
  • Access to MedSport hosted continuing education courses
  • Elective learning opportunities in sub-specialty practice areas
  • Onsite Athletic and Event coverage opportunities

Requirements for Applicants

Admission in to the MedSport Physical Therapy Residency is highly competitive with limited spots available each year. Candidates are encouraged to have demonstrated a solid foundation in orthopedic or sports background as part of their employment, graduate training or prior experience. In addition to graduating from an accredited physical therapy program, candidates must be a licensed Physical Therapist in State of Michigan prior to starting their residency year.

Why Choose MedSport

MedSport is part of the Michigan Medicine named by US News and World Report #1 in Michigan and among the best in the nation. Workplace Dynamics also recognizes Michigan Medicine as a national top workplace.

Our 45,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility integrates orthopaedic surgery, family medicine, physical therapy, athletic training services and onsite diagnostic imaging within the same physical space to provide patients with optimum care.

We provide services to athletes at the professional, Olympic, collegiate, high school, and recreational levels as well as physically active individuals. Our certified athletic trainers are contracted to 15 area colleges, universities, and high schools, as well as provide medical coverage for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and the Michigan Wolves-Hawks, U-18 premier level soccer club. Our physicians serve as team physicians for the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, USA Hockey, US Ski Team, USA All American Rugby Team and USA Rugby Team. They are also consultant to MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and US Figure Skating Council.

We dedicate ourselves to providing the best orthopaedic sports medicine care by being involved in cutting-edge research and technology in the practice of sports medicine. The NIH and the NFL, in addition to other organizations, fund current research, including human subject registries.

About Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a rich history, a diverse character and a kinetic energy. It is conveniently located 45 minutes from Detroit and less than an hour from Lansing, Michigan. Forbes Magazine named Ann Arbor “The Best College Sports Town” in 2009 and 2010 and ranked it 4th on the “Smartest City in the US” in 2008.

Request information and send application materials to:

Steve Blum, PT, DPT
Physical Therapy Residency Program Director
PO Box 391
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-0391

  • Duration: 1 year (January – December)
  • Application Period: January – May (for upcoming year)
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Location: Michigan Medicine – MedSport Clinics

MedSport Locations

Ann Arbor Domino's Farms
4008 Ave Maria Dr
Lobby A, Suite 1000
Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

Ann Arbor Ice Cube
2121 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Brighton Center for Specialty Care
7500 Challis Rd, Brighton MI 48116

Northville Health Center
39901 Traditions Drive
Suite 110
Northville, MI 48168