Wednesday, October 27, 2021

SLU-SSM Health Physical Therapy Women’s Health Residency Program

Inaugural Women's Health Residents Dr. Brea Rhein and Dr. Alex Lanty

Saint Louis University (SLU) and SSM Health Physical Therapy are proud to announce that the SLU SSM Health Physical Therapy Women’s Health Residency Program has moved from the development to the candidacy stage of accreditation with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).   

Program Director Dr. Jill Imgarten

Program Coordinator Dr. Kayla Dougherty

Under the leadership of Dr. Jill Imgarten as the Program Director, Dr. Kayla Dougherty as the Program Coordinator, and Dr. Chris Sebelski as Director of Residency Education at the SLU Program in Physical Therapy, we have an extraordinary 16-month curriculum with numerous opportunities for the licensed physical therapist to develop as an advanced clinician and an educator, produce and disseminate a scholarly product and grow as a provider to the area's underserved populations.

Director of Residency Education Dr. Chris Sebelski

Current residents, Dr. Alex Lanty and Dr. Brea Rhein, are participating in individualized weekly mentoring,  didactic sessions in conjunction with the SLU SSM Health Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residents, independent study with the faculty of the Women’s Health Residency, teaching within the entry-level SLU DPT program, and scholarly product development. Their progress thus far has been outstanding.

SLU SSM Health Physical Therapy Residents for the 2021-2022 Cohort from both residency programs:
Dr. Juan Paz, Dr. Brea Rhein, Dr. Alex Lanty, Dr. Shelby Wilson, and Dr. Benjamin Modde.

Our program highlights include:
  • Direct 1:1 clinical mentoring
  • Compensation (including benefits) for non-mentored hours of patient care
  • Participation as a lab instructor in SLU's entry-level physical therapy program
  • Small group classroom and skills instruction, facilitated discussion and journal club with other residencies in the Lou!
  • Independent mentorship in specialty topics 
  • Opportunities for clinic rounding, surgery observation and grand rounds with physicians

If you wish to learn more about the SLU SSM Health Physical Therapy Residencies, please reach out to Dr. Jill Imgarten ( OR Dr. Chris Sebelski (

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