LGOST Residency

Program History:
In the 13 year history of LGOST, the company has developed affiliations with local high schools, junior colleges, universities, and professional teams. In addition to the affiliations with local sports medicine departments, LGOST has partnered with O’Connor Sports Medicine Fellowship program, providing Rehabilitation education for the fellows. O’Connor Sports Medicine Fellowship offered to reciprocate LGOST’s efforts by offering sports residents to participate in their sports medicine education. Through these affiliations, LGOST now had the resources to develop a sports residency program. In early 2016, LGOST decided move forward with the residency program and submit an application, with the indication that the resident will start in July of each year so that the resident will be on the same schedule as the O’Connor Sports Medicine fellows.

About the Program:
The purpose of the Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy Residency Program is to provide the physical therapist with advanced knowledge in sports physical therapy integrating scientific principles and evidence based practice. The program will systematically advance the residents clinical competence and expertise in the practice of sports physical therapy. The experience provided through the multi-centered environment and structured learning opportunities will prepare the resident for successful completion of the Sports Clinical Specialist certification examination.

Program Goals:

  1. Prepare physical therapy resident to become advanced sports physical therapy clinician.

  2. Prepare physical therapy resident to attain Sports Clinical Specialist certification.

  3. Assist the resident in developing competence in the utilization of research to provide effective care for sports patients/clients.

  4. Prepare the therapist to effectively communicate with patient/clients, referral sources, payers, clinical faculty, administrators, physicians, athletic trainers, and other members of the sports medicine team.

  5. Assist head athletic trainer in examination and treatment of athletes

Participant’s goals:

  1. Become an advanced clinician of sports physical therapy.
  2. Eligible and prepared to sit for ABPTS Clinical Specialist board certification in sports.
  3. Critically evaluate current literature in order to integrate evidence based practice to improve patient outcomes.
  4. Resident will effectively communicate with a multiple members of the sports medicine team and local community.

Teams include: SJSU Spartans, SJ Sharks, West Valley College, Willow Glen High  School, Wilcox High School, Santa Clara High School, Almaden and Santa Clara Pop Warner football

For more information about the application process, please click here.

LGOST Mission Statement:
The mission of the Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy Sports Residency Program is to provide the physical therapist with advanced knowledge in sports physical therapy integrating scientific principles and evidence based practice. The program will systematically advance the residents clinical competence and expertise in the practice of sports physical therapy. The experience provided through the multi-centered environment and structured learning opportunities will prepare the resident for successful completion of the Sports Clinical Specialist certification examination.

Program Director:
Ross Nakaji, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS

​Program Chair:
Chase Perez, PT, DPT, CSCS

Adjunct Faculty:
Michael Henehan, MD
Chris Fulmer, DO
Jothi Murali, MD
Philip Ting, MS, ATC
Michael Dillingham, MD
Scott Shaw, MA, ATC
Paul Starks, MA, ATC, PTA, NSCA-CPT
Theresa Gethins, MA, ATC, CSCS, CMT
Mike Potenza, CSCS
Laurann Putnam, OTL, CEES, HTC, CMT
Rob Naber, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC
Kris Porter, DPT, OCS
Erik Meira PT, DPT, SCS
Richard Jackson, PT, OCS
Rob Manske, PT, DPT, MPT, MeD, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Lianna Roberts, PT, DPT, OCS
Amy Hockenbrock, MD
Fabrice Rockich, PT, DPT, OCS

 

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