Educational Assistance

Riverside realizes the value of offering educational assistance to team members who wish to increase their job knowledge, upgrade qualifications or prepare for future opportunities within Riverside. Our Educational Assistance Program is a reimbursement-based program available to full-time and part-time team members from day 1.

Riverside Physical Therapy Sports Residency Program 

The Riverside Physical Therapy Sports Residency Program is a new professionally accredited program for licensed physical therapists seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in this specific area of clinical practice. The program is one of the first three residencies of its kind in the state of Virginia, underscoring the deep expertise and vision of the Riverside Sports Medicine team.

Fully accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), this program provides a unique opportunity for physical therapists to further specialize in their chosen field while working with accomplished medical professionals and bright young athletes.

About the Residency
Physical therapists must meet certain requirements before entering the Sports Residency Program. Once accepted, the resident begins the intensive 12-month program, which includes 1,500 hours of required study and mentoring. In addition to research, screenings and surgical observations, residents also shadow physicians in the office, accompany them on their rounds, and also spend significant time in athletic training rooms each week.

Riverside began its work toward launching the Sports Residency Program two years ago and built on an existing relationship as the official Sports Medicine provider for the athletic department at nearby Christopher Newport University. Riverside sports medicine physicians and surgeons work with CNU athletes regularly and are joined by Riverside team members and residents who provide physical therapy hours in the training room and on-the-field support during events. 

Will Parker, PT, DPT, SCS