Jake Awender, Former PT Resident from the Fairview Sports Residency & Owner of Next Step Physiotherapy, comes onto HET Podcast to share his insight and reflection from graduating to going through sports residency to opening up his own practice. If you’re looking to learn more about sports residencies then this episode is for you.

Next Step Physiotherapy Website: https://www.nextstepphysio.org/ 

Next Step Physiotherapy Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NSphysiotherapy/ 

Next Step Physiotherapy Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/next_step_physio_/ 

Northern Illinois Sports Mentorship Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/north_il_sports_pt_mentorship/ 

ABPTS Sports Certification Homepage: http://www.abpts.org/Certification/Sports/ 

Fairview Sports Residency Website: https://www.fairview.org/for-medical-professionals/continuing-education/orthopedics-and-sports-medicine/sports-physical-therapy-residency 

List of ABPTRFE Accredited Residency Programs: https://accreditation.abptrfe.org/#/directory 

Residency & Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS): https://rfptcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login 

The PT Hustle Website: https://www.thepthustle.com/ 

Schedule an Appointment with Kyle Rice: www.passtheptboards.com   

HET LITE Tool: www.pteducator.com/het 

Anywhere Healthcare: https://anywhere.healthcare/ (code: HET)


Jake Awender is a  Sports Physical Therapist (SCS) as well as a board certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Northern Illinois University in 2015. He went on to complete specialized training as a Sports Physical Therapy Resident in Minneapolis, MN after he graduated and he has a strong background in managing, preventing and rehabilitating injuries in athletes from the high school to professional levels of sport. He was a contributor to Longshots Baseball as one of the team’s staff Physical Therapists. He is now the owner of Next Step Physio in Wheaton, IL in Brickhaus Fitness, in which he combines his athletic background with detailed application of current medical literature and evidence. He is one of the faculty members of the Northern Illinois University Sports Physical Therapy Mentorship Program.