Neurologic Residency - Dallas

Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Texas Woman’s University Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy is an APTA-credentialed residency whose mission is to promote excellent care in the lifespan of persons with neurologic injury across the continuum of care.  

This is accomplished through evidenced based practice and didactic curriculum outlined in the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in Neurologic Physical Therapy. The program includes direct patient care, mentoring time, didactic education, projects and presentations. Coordinated between three Baylor facilities (BIR Outpatient Rehabilitation at Tom Landry, BIR Dallas Main Inpatient Rehabilitation and Baylor University Medical Center) and TWU – Dallas, the residency begins in May of each year and last 52 weeks.

Upon successful completion of the BIR-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy, the resident will receive a certificate of achievement from the BIR-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy and an Academic Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy from TWU. The education and clinical experience the resident gains during the residency is designed to prepare the residents for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist certification examination in neurologic physical therapy.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of the Application for the Neuro Dallas Residency
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Physical ability to perform examination and treatment procedures
  • Psychological and social stability required for successful completion of the program
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in neurologic physical therapy
  • Strong skills in scientific inquiry and writing
  • Meet all requirements for employment at BIR and for admission at TWU

Take the next step.

Apply for Admission

Students interested in this residency program should apply by January of each application year. Request an application from the contact person below.

For more information about the BIR-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy, contact:

Merri Leigh Johnson, PT, DPT, NCS\
Neurologic Residency Director, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas
214-820-9579

For more information about the Academic Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy, contact:

Chad Swank, PT, PhD, NCS
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Dallas Center
214-689-7714