Neurologic Residency Overview
Pamela Spigel, PT, MHA, NCS
Neurologic PT Residency Coordinator
As a world-class organization on the cutting edge of evidence-based practice and professional development, the Brooks IHL is proud to offer the first multidisciplinary Neurologic Residency Program in the nation! Eligible practitioners include Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
This program is in collaboration with several external partners, including the University of Florida and the University of St. Augustine. The faculty is comprised of a mix of strong clinicians and academic leaders from across the country. This program is one year in length and consists of three components that include didactic/psychomotor classes, clinical mentoring and supervision, and directed learning activities. During the program each resident rotates through various Brooks departments such as: Inpatient Brain Injury, Neuro Recovery Center, Outpatient Health Care Plaza, Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury, Inpatient CVA, and the University Crossing Skilled Nursing Facility.
The Brooks Neurologic Residency is accredited for Physical Therapists by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), and is an Approved Site by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Physical Therapy Board Certification
The Neurologic Residency Program will prepare physical therapists to successfully pass the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) board certification exam in neurology (NCS).
The program curriculum covers everything from advanced neurology practice and clinical problem solving to management and educational theory.
- The residency will be founded on The Five Pillars.
- The residents will participate in combinations of traditional coursework, directed learning activities, and clinical mentoring.
- Residents will serve as Brooks Rehabilitation staff for the course of the training.
- Upon graduation, the residents will serve as clinical leaders and change agents for Brooks Rehabilitation and/or the profession.
Please see the following documents for more information about the Brooks Neurologic Residency:
Applicants to the Brooks Neurologic Residency Program must:
- Must graduate from a CAPTE accredited PT program
- Must obtain a FL PT license or temporary license by the 2nd Friday in June
- Must meet all eligibility requirements to be employed as a practicing Physical Therapist within Brooks Rehabilitation
- Must demonstrate eligibility for membership within the APTA