Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Offers Residency Programs for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers

FORT WORTH, Texas — Known for its commitment to keeping North Texas athletes healthy, Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine will now expand its program to include an educational component. Beginning July 2011, Texas Health Sports Medicine will offer a 12-month post-professional athletic training and sports physical therapy residency program.

Both programs will focus on preparing residents as patient care providers with skills and knowledge necessary for advanced clinical practice. The curriculum will consist of a post-professional clinical and lecture format learning that is designed to advance the resident’s level of expertise in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and management of patients’ symptoms.

“Texas Health Sports Medicine is deeply committed not only to patient care but also to developing the next generation of physical therapists and athletic trainers. These residency programs will allow us to extend our reach into the community by growing, ultimately providing more competent and comprehensive care in the area of sports medicine,” said Brian Conway, director of Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 724-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorth.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.