The Fellowship program consists of onsite seminars, online didactic course content, and video presentations of examination and treatment techniques. The online and onsite educational modules are designed to guide the therapist through the Fellowship program and meet all the elements of the APTA's Description of Advanced Specialty Practice (DASP). Clinical mentorship provided by our Clinical Fellowship Instructors rounds out the Fellowship program.
The Fellowship program is designed to allow fellows to maintain full-time employment while completing all Fellowship requirements. Discussion boards and online testing are designed to help prepare the therapist for the onsite courses. The Fellowship didactic coursework is designed to be completed onsite and online through our distance education platform.
|PROGRAM COMPONENT||TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM|
|Classroom Instruction (List all courses)|
|NAIOMT C-616 Cervical Spine II||41.0 hours||[D]|
|NAIOMT C-616 Cervical Spine II||16.0 hours||[LS]|
|NAIOMT C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II||41.0 hours||[D]|
|NAIOMT C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II||16.0 hours||[LS]|
|NAIOMT C-703 Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration||32.0 hours||[D]|
|NAIOMT C-703 Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration||16.0 hours||[LS]|
|NAIOMT C-703 >Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration||16.0 hours||[LE]|
|NAIOMT C-701Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration||32.0 hours||[D]|
|NAIOMT C-701Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration||16.0 hours||[LS]|
|NAIOMT C-701 Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration||16.0 hours||[LE]|
|Integrated Upper Spinal/Axial Applications Laboratory||18.0 hours||[LS]|
|Integrated Lower Spinal/Axial Applications Laboratory||18.0 hours||[LS]|
|Integrated Upper Peripheral/Appendicular Applications Laboratory||14.0 hours||[LE]|
|Integrated Lower Peripheral/Appendicular Applications Laboratory||14.0 hours||[LE]|
|Capstone Project||75.0 hours|
|Home or Independent Study Course(s)|
|Ola Grimsby – Book 01 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Applied Science and Theory||54.1 hours||[D]|
|Ola Grimsby – Book 02 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions for Neck and Upper Extremity||33.0 hours||[D]|
|Ola Grimsby – Book 03 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions for Back and Lower Extremity||36.2 hours||[D]|
|INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS SUBTOTAL||504.3 hours|
|1:1 clinical mentoring/instruction from physical therapist clinical faculty while program participant is treating patients||130 hours|
|1:1 patient/client related planning/discussion/review of participant’s caseload and/or physical therapist mentor demonstrating treatment techniques on patients||40 hours|
|MENTORING HOURS SUBTOTAL|
|Clinical Practice||279.7 hours|
|Clinical Practice with Mentor Accessible||400 hours|
|CLINICAL HOURS SUBTOTAL||679.7|
|GRAND TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM||1354|
Key: [D] = Didactic, [LS] = Laboratory – spine, [LE] = Laboratory – extremity
The Capstone Project is intended to be intensive, active learning projects, requiring significant effort in the planning and implementation, and preparation of a substantial final written work product. The Capstone Project also provides fellows-in-training with a scholarly experience that may incorporate concepts and techniques learned throughout the fellowship program, or it will allow the fellows to expand their scholarly knowledge in their clinical specialty.
Furthermore, the Capstone Project must focus on a research problem, theoretical issue, new creative work, or an advanced area of orthopaedic physical therapy. The Capstone Project should prepare fellows-in-training for the rigors of research, writing, and scholarly presentations.
$15000 which includes all courses and materials
Duration: 12-36 months
Payment installments can be arranged
- Current license to practice physical therapy
- One page letter of intent for application to the Fellowship
- Curriculum Vitae
- Description of clinical experiences
- Complete an APTA accredited orthopaedic residency program, OCS certification or practiced for at least 4 years with completion of advanced training in manual therapy from a national or internationally recognized continuing education organization.
- Fellowship interview/application review will be conducted by Fellowship Director
Email John Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT at email@example.com to request an application.