The Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency Program was established in January of 2009, and is one of the first outpatient orthopedic residencies to be credentialed in Northern Virginia. It was developed by Richard Jackson to help The Jackson Clinics fulfill it’s mission of becoming a model practice in all respects; including clinical care, research, and education.
The mission of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program of The Jackson Clinics, LLC is to help improve the standard of clinical practice within our company and our region for better delivery of consistent, high quality physical therapy care to our community. We seek to graduate advanced practitioners who can lead our company and our profession in advancement of our clinical care, research and education.
Richard Jackson, PT, OCS- Executive Director of the Residency Program
Kris Porter, PT, DPT, OCS- Director of the Residency Program
Ben Keeton, PT, DPT, OCS- Director of Clinical Development
Kevin Pozzi, PT, MSPT, ATC, OCS – Residency Mentor
Faculty as Stewards
- The faculty recognizes that they are the Stewards of the residents. As such, it is their responsibility to facilitate the professional development of specialists in orthopedic physical therapy. The faculty is committed to teaching residents to manage patient care while incorporating current concepts in orthopedic research and clinical practice, balancing patient needs and maintaining multi-disciplinary collaboration. The faculty must instill in the residents creative inquiry, passion, open-mindedness, and commitment to continual interest in advancement of personal and professional growth. They are responsible to inspire residents to become actively involved in their communities and their professional organization, thereby becoming Stewards of their profession.
Residents as Stewards
- The Physical Therapy Residency seeks to graduate practitioners with advanced clinical skills who will become Stewards of their profession through commitment to excellence in patient care, clinical knowledge, continued education, contribution to research, clinical teaching, and active involvement in their professional organization and their community.
Post Graduate Residency Education
- The Post-Graduate Residency Education program values the concept of professional Stewardship and training residents to become both advanced clinical specialists and stewards of their profession. The Post-Graduate Residency Education program will provide an optimal educational environment to achieve these goals by providing high quality educators who share our vision of residents as Stewards and by providing an intensive training program that includes mentorship by master clinicians, clinical and classroom education, research and collaboration with academic institutions and medical practices with fellowship trained practitioners.
Resident Performance Outcomes
- The resident will have 150 hours of 1:1 supervision while treating patients with several different clinical faculty from a variety of backgrounds. Nearly all faculty are credentialed by the APTA as a CI (clinical instructor) in the BASIC CI credentialing course, and all are currently pursuing ADVANCED CI credentialing through the APTA. Additionally, all faculty members have been longstanding employees within the Jackson Clinics for several years. We are lucky to have all of our mentors easily accessible within Northern Virginia and as we call it, “breathing the air” with the residents on a daily basis. Another outstanding component of our program.
Richard Jackson, PT, OCS
Ken Herbel, PT, OCS
Patti Towsley, PT, DPT, OCS
Jen DeLorenzo, PT, CFMT
Greg Morris, PT, DPT, ATC
Erin Burlovich, PT, DPT, OCS
Ben Keeton, PT, DPT, OCS
Kris Porter, PT, DPT, OCS
- Will complete 88 hours of research activities by critically appraising current research articles, participating in case study review with other residents and residency directors, developing and submitting a patient case study for submission to be published.
Resident Directed Learning
- Will complete 72 hours of Resident Directed learning which must be submitted to residency directors for approval, but can include independent study of Current Concepts that are required by the program for each module, APTA, Combined Sections, VPTA attendance, community teaching project, etc.
Manual Skill and Didactic Knowledge Demonstration
- Average at least 70% correct answers on the Written Exams given throughout the program.
- Demonstrate satisfactory performance on 75% of the competencies – a total of 225 percentage points – during the 1st Mid-Year, 2nd Mid-Year, and 3rd Mid-Year clinical examinations using the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinical Skills Performance Evaluation Tool.
- Satisfactorily perform 100% of the procedures listed on the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Procedures Performance Assessment Tool on or before the last day of the residency year.
- Complete 200 hours of continuing education via classroom/lab instruction and guided self-study over the course of the residency year.
- Complete 1865 hours of clinical practice
- Complete 48 hours of clinical observation of orthopedic surgeons spanning 6 specialties (foot/ankle, knee, hip, spine, shoulder, elbow/wrist/hand). Complete 12 hours of surgical observation (must see a hip, knee and shoulder surgery to complete requirement, with an optional spine surgery observation as well). Total requirement is 60 hours med/surg observation.
- Will sit for and attain the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification