The mission of the Precision Rehabilitation Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy Program is to mentor and mold physical therapists to embody professionalism and deliver patient-centered care through scholarship, teaching and advancement of the profession as they master the identification of movement dysfunction and provide the best available treatments grounded in the most current, evidence-based research for the neurological physical therapy population.

Application deadline: April 1st
1 Year commitment (August 1st-July 31st)
Tuition: $2,600 for Neuroconsortium
Residents will be paid for 20 hours per week of patient care. In addition, residents will also be provided a teaching stipend from Mount St.Mary’s University.


  • Direct Patient Care (20 hrs/week)
  • Mentored Patient Care (4 hrs/week)
  • Teaching Assistant position at Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) (~8 hrs/week)
  • MD Rounds with local specialists (4 hrs/1-2x/month)
  • Interdisciplinary rounds with Orthotist/ Prosthetist/speech therapist/occupational therapist
  • Formal Research Opportunities in conjunction with MSMU (4hrs/week)


Manjiri Dahdul PT, DPT, ATP
Christy Smitheran, PT, ATP
Tiffany Preuschoff, PT, DPT, NCS
Claire Malaway, OTR/L
Angela Mandas, SLP, MA CCC
Melanie Fernando-Reid, PT, OCS
Kimberly Yoshinaga, PT, DPT
Craig Newsam, PT, DPT
Kendall Ederer, PT, DPT, NCS


Kendall Ederer, PT, DPT, NCS

Long Beach Memorial Inpatient Rehabilitation Mount St. Mary’s University Adjunct Faculty

I am very grateful for the opportunities I had being the resident at Precision Rehabilitation. This residency program allowed me to accelerate my career with the guidance of incredible mentors who taught me to be a clinician that targets the individualized, unique needs of each of my patients. Precision Rehabilitation’s residency program trained me to be a well rounded therapist treating a wide variety of neurologic diagnoses, facilitated becoming an evidence based clinician, and helped me to achieve my career goal of becoming a board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. Since residency, I have been presented with varied career opportunities treating patients in inpatient rehabilitations, outpatient clinics, teaching in Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, treating in animal rehabilitation, and opportunities to be involved in research. On top of the great learning opportunities, everyone at Precision Rehabilitation made me feel as though I was a part of their family. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to take their career to the next level.

Kaitlyn Barilla, PT, DPT

Precision Rehabilitation Neurological Physical Therapy Resident

I am a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Allied Health in 2016 with my doctorate in physical therapy. I have worked within the realms of inpatient rehabilitation at Loma Linda University East Campus and outpatient neurological rehabilitation at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Rehabilitation. I have my B.S in kinesiology from Cal State University San Bernardino. My love for neurological rehabilitation began in graduate school and increased during my last clinical rotation at LLUMC East Campus working on their stroke team.  In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and friends and travel both domestically and internationally. Since moving to Long Beach, I am now enjoying the perks of living near the beach! Being accepted into a neurological residency position has been one of my goals and I am so excited for the fun and challenging year of growth that is ahead.

For more information please download our brochure HERE or call at (562) 988-3570

Applicants, please use the Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services (RF-PTCAS) found HERE


562 988-3570


Monday:       8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:       8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:     8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:           8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSaturday:      Closed
Sunday:         Closed

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