Women’s Health Residency Program

Agile Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program’s mission is to:

Provide clinical education that accelerates a women’s health physical therapist’s professional development in becoming a resource, educator and mentor to others as:

  • A Highly skilled patient-care provider.
  • A Competent consumer of the scientific literature.
  • A Board certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy (WCS).

Program Overview

Program Highlights:

  • Application deadline via RF-PTCAS: May 1st
  • Program begins in early September each year
  • Length of Program: 12 months
  • Employment:  Full Time
  • Compensation:  current resident salary = $73,000 per year plus full benefits.
  • More than 150 hours of didactic education
  • More than 150 hours of clinical mentoring
  • Approximately 1500 hours of clinical practice
  • Teaching presentation
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist training
Program Benefits:

  • Modular and lab-based classroom and lab instruction
  • Independent study
  • Ongoing one-on-one clinical mentoring of direct patient care
  • All staff have advanced specialist training
  • Focused skill building on evaluation, treatment, and clinical reasoning
  • Evidence-based practice and research
  • Preparation for Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) board exam

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Clinical Sites

Palo Alto Location (PAMF):

Winnie Ma, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT

Ingrid Williams, PT, DPT, WCS

Sunnyvale Location (PAMF):

Laurie Pepin, PT, OCS, CLT

Kirsten Wightman, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT

Classroom Faculty

Kirsten Wightman

Kirsten is a graduate of the University of Miami Doctor of Physical Therapy program as well as the Duke Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency program. She serve as director, mentor and faculty of the Agile Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program. She is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the International Continence Society and American Urogynecologic Association and an active member and leader in the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health.