Fellowship

Fellowship

The Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program

SUMMARY
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.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE
PROGRAM COMPONENT TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS
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]
Research Activities
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
CLINICAL MENTORING
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
Clinical Practice 279.7 hours
Clinical Practice with Mentor Accessible 400 hours
CLINICAL HOURS SUBTOTAL 679.7
GRAND TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM 1354

Capstone Project:
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.

COST

$15000 which includes all courses and materials
Duration: 12-36 months
Payment installments can be arranged

APPLICATION

Application Requirements:

  1. Current license to practice physical therapy
  2. One page letter of intent for application to the Fellowship
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Description of clinical experiences
  5. 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.
  6. Fellowship interview/application review will be conducted by Fellowship Director

Email John Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT at baur@physicaltherapyfirst.com to request an application.