A Multi-Component Course to Develop Future Leaders in Neurologic Physical Therapy

  • Online Pre-Recorded Education

    Online educational modules packaged in short segments to facilitate reviewing material during a busy clinician's day.

  • Online Mentoring with Course Faculty

    Case-based mentoring to facilitate the application of evidence-based practices to clinical practice. Mentoring occurs on most Monday evenings at 8 PM ET.

  • Journal Clubs with Authors of Cutting Edge Articles

    Review articles with the leaders in the field. Journal clubs occur on Monday evenings at 8 PM ET.

  • Walk the Walk: High Intensity Gait Training

    Includes registration for the online Walk the Walk comprehensive course, community of practice, and tools and resources.

  • Library of Tools and Resources

    Tools to support translation to clinical practice, including measurement interpretation guides, clinical prediction rule calculators, signs, and more!

  • Practice Test

    For clinicians studying for the NCS, the curriculum includes a 200-question practice test.

Curriculum Overview

This curriculum prepares clinicians and residents who aspire to specialize and lead in the field of neurologic physical therapy.  This multi-component curriculum aims to improve knowledge and skills, as well as facilitate the application of evidence-based practice to patient care.  Clinicians will also receive training in knowledge translation to support them in becoming our next generation of change agents.

We accomplish this by:

1.  Facilitating the development of experts and change agents in the field of neurologic physical therapy.

2.  Providing an evidence-based curriculum in collaboration with leaders in the field.

3.  Supporting clinicians and residencies in the implementation of evidence-based practices through resources, tools, and mentoring.


Residency Leadership and Faculty

Jenni Moore PT, DHSc, NCS - Institute for Knowledge Translation (Carmel, IN) and Advisor, Southeast Regional Center for Knowledge Translation (Oslo, Norway)

Chris Henderson PT, PhD, NCS, GCS - Assistant Research Faculty, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN and Director of Residency Programming, Institute for Knowledge Translation, Carmel, IN

Residency Faculty

Elissa Bradford PT, PhD, NCS, MSCS - Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Lisa Brown PT, DPT, NCS - Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Boston University, Boston, MA

Nora Fritz PT, PhD - Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

James Gurley PT, NCS - Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Mercy College, New York, NY

Bart Hanson PT, DPT - Physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Carey Holleran PT, DHSc, NCS - Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

T. George Hornby PT, PhD - Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Brittany Kennedy PT, NCS - Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center Milwaukee, WI

Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS - Professor of Physical Therapy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Susanne Morton PT, PhD -  Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Lori Quinn PT, PhD - Associate Professor of Movement Science & Kinesiology, Columbia University, New York, NY

Miriam Rafferty, PT, PhD, NCS - Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL

Susan Whitney PT, PhD, NCS - Co-Director and Professor, Physical Therapy Post-Professional MS Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA

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  • Is the Advanced Practice Curriculum approved for CEUs?

    An application for CEUs is pending with the Indiana Physical Therapy Association. Participants are responsible for transferring CEUs to other states. Some states may accept CEUs from Indiana, however, other states may not. Please consult the guidelines for CEUs and transferring of CEUs in the state you are licensed.

  • Are the Monday evening (8 PM ET) mentoring sessions recorded?

    Yes, the mentoring sessions are recorded and posted in the learning management system within a week of the meeting.

  • How long are the Monday evening mentoring sessions?

    The mentoring sessions are ~1.25 hours.

  • What is the format of the Monday evening mentoring session?

    The Monday evening mentoring sessions assist PTs in applying the content to clinical practice. We request cases from the participants and discuss the application of the content to specific patient cases. We also offer journal clubs on Monday evenings. Participants are expected to review the article prior to the meeting and may be asked to volunteer to briefly summarize sections of the article.

  • When does the curriculum start?

    We offer rolling enrollment for the advanced practice curriculum. Participants can start at any time and can continue for 1-year from the start date. Participants have access to the curriculum and resources for 1.5 years.

  • Do you provide continuing education credit for the curriculum?

    This course series is approved by the Indiana PT Association for 156 continuing education hours (approval #006987887C2056). Individuals from other states are responsible for transferring credits to the appopriate state board(s).