College of Allied Health Professions

Herbers and Nabower inaugural Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency graduates

Caleb Nabower, DPT, and Renee Herbers, DPT, first cohort of residents in the new Orthopedic PT Residency program

The UNMC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program’s inaugural cohort of residents, Renee Herbers, PT, DPT, ATC, and Caleb Nabower, PT, DPT, completed all requirements and graduated from the 13-month post-professional training program on August 19th, 2022.

This 13-month, post-professional training program includes a structured didactic curriculum, clinical practice and clinical mentoring at Nebraska Medicine’s Lauritzen Outpatient Center, observation with physicians and other rehab providers, teaching in the area of orthopedics and completion of a scholarly activity project.

Dr. Herbers and Dr. Nabower assisted in the development and instruction of an elective course for the UNMC Doctor of Physical Therapy program titled “Anatomy of the Upper Limb and Application to Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment.” They also assisted with several lab courses throughout the curriculum and completed Level 1 Credentialed Clinical Instructor training. In addition to regular didactic sessions, the residents led journal club discussions and inservices, presented clinical cases for grand rounds, and served as faculty advisors for DPT students volunteering for UNMC’s SHARING clinic.

This inaugural cohort was instrumental in helping to shape the UNMC Orthopedic Residency program and took part in the accreditation site-visit in May 2022. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and thank them for choosing to further their education with UNMC!

For more information, please visit the Orthopedic PT Residency website.

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