FOX Geriatric Residency in Physical Therapy Earns ABPTRFE Re-Accreditation

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FOX’s Residency Program is One of Thirteen Programs in the Nation

CHERRY HILL, N.J., February 10, 2016 – After five years of post-professional residency graduates successfully obtaining their board certifications, FOX Rehabilitation’s Geriatric Residency Program in Physical Therapy has earned a 10-year re-accreditation.

“It is a tremendous honor to continue our program’s mission of developing primary care physical therapists into clinical experts as one of only 13 geriatric residencies in the United States.”

“Residency re-accreditation is an arduous, but necessary process to ensure consistency and quality between programs,” explained William Dieter, PT, DPT, GCS, Director of PT Clinical Services. “The process includes an in-depth analysis of the program that includes on site interviews, curriculum analysis, and real time assessment of clinical mentoring. We received very positive feedback on the quality of our program, specific to our emphasis on healthcare leadership, comprehensive curriculum, and annual capstone projects.”

When FOX’s program started it was the sixth geriatric residency in the nation and first to be housed in a private practice. The mission of the program is to accelerate the development of primary care physical therapists into clinical experts in geriatric care.

“It is a tremendous honor to continue our program’s mission of developing primary care physical therapists into clinical experts as one of only 13 geriatric residencies in the United States,” recounted Dr. Dieter. “A continuum of post-professional resources including our mentor and residency programs provides a unique blend of clinical instruction that is the future of physical therapy practice.”

The ABPTRFE accredited 12-month program emphasizes excellence in geriatric clinical care and leadership in healthcare. Residents in the program have the privilege of studying under and interacting with faculty experts from Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, and numerous Board Certified practicing FOX clinicians.

“I have always maintained that happy, well trained clinicians make good healthcare,” said Dr. Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, Founder and CEO. “FOX is committed to providing opportunities for clinicians to enhance their knowledge and improve their skills, and this residency program is part of that commitment.”

Six graduates (Dr. Travis King, PT, DPT, GCS, 2010; Dr. Heather Cronin, PT, DPT, GCS, 2011; Dr. Tatyana Mikhats, PT, DPT, GCS, 2012; Dr. William Dieter, PT, TPD, GCS, 2013; Dr. Daniel Quirk, PT, DPT, GCS, 2014; and Dr. Andrew Harnish, PT, DPT, 2015) between 2010 and 2015 have either obtained their GCS or are awaiting examination. In addition, most now hold leadership positions within the organization.

For more information about the FOX Geriatric Residency in Physical Therapy, call 1-877-407-3422. Applications for the class of 2017 will be accepted August 1 to September 15, 2016 via e-mail to residency@foxrehab.org or on the RF-PTCAS.

About Fox Rehabilitation
FOX is a high growth entrepreneurial private practice. Fox was built on the strong clinical foundation of Geriatric House Calls™, and throughout its growth, the practice has stayed true to its mission of rehabilitating lives by believing in the strength of people. Diversification has included acute, post-acute and outpatient. FOX is a professional private practice of physical, occupational, and speech therapists that provide proactive evidence based intervention whether in hospital, post-acute center, home, senior living communities or outpatient. Our clinicians provide clinically excellent care and are given the autonomy they need to help patients to achieve what they once thought impossible. For more, see www.foxrehab.org.