Neurologic Physical Therapy

Main Content

Residency Program in Neurologic Physical Therapy

The residency program in neurologic physical therapy is a cooperative effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, UMMC School of Health Related Professions, Methodist Rehabilitation Center and St. Dominic Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. The residency program is 12 months in duration, beginning in August.

The resident is a full-time employee of UMMC and receives a competitive salary with a full benefits package. There are no tuition costs required of the resident.

The residency is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The program prepares the resident to take the Neurologic Clinical Specialty examination (NCS) offered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). 

Program outcomes

The residency program in neurologic physical therapy demonstrates:

  • 100% graduation rate (total of nine residents)
  • Eight of nine graduates eligible to sit for the Neurologic Clinical Specialty (NCS) examination achieved a passing score. The most recent graduate will sit for the exam next year.

Resident experiences

The neurologic resident's experiences include:

  • Clinical experiences in:
    • Inpatient acute care, Level 1 academic teaching hospital with a focus on treatment of patients in acute care, ICU, and specialty clinic settings
    • An inpatient, CARF-accredited rehabilitation hospital with a focus on examination and treatment of patients with stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury
    • Outpatient physical therapy clinics with participation in aquatic rehabilitation, LSVT BIG, vestibular rehabilitation, wheelchair seating and positioning, and assistive technology
    • Outpatient specialty clinics
    • Specialty areas of community practice, including aquatic rehabilitation and adaptive sports
  • Participation in:
    • Interdisciplinary patient care
    • Educational offerings and learning experiences through UMMC and its departments
    • Collaborative practice with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, nurses and all other members of the health care team
    • Individualized didactic instruction.
    • Laboratory teaching assistance in an accredited entry-level physical therapist education program in a course/courses focusing on the examination and treatment of patients with neurologic diagnoses
    • Community service activities
    • Presentations to students, community members, and professional staff

For more information

For questions regarding this residency program, contact:

  • Kim Curbow Wilcox, PT, MS, PhD
    Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
    Certified Therapist, Neurodevelopmental Treatment
    Director, Residency Program in Neurologic Physical Therapy
    Professor 
    School of Health Related Professions
  • Physical Therapy
    School of Health Related Professions
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216
    (601) 984-6328

 UMMC offers equal opportunity in education and employment, M/F/D/V.