Program Block Learning Structure

Program Block Learning Structure

The fellowship is a 12-month, competency‐based and user-driven program, and participants can enter the program on a rolling basis. Precise course order is not critical; however, fellows-in-training must complete each education block before taking the written examination for each given block. The Program is structured to meet the components of 2008 Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Description of Advanced Specialist Practice (DASP) and fellows-in-training must complete the minimum number of clinical training hours, examinations and didactic courses within a 36-month timeframe.

Didactic
Fellows-in-training will complete five educational blocks which contain a combination of NAIOMT courses, three pain science webinars and independent study material (Ola Grimsby books). Block 1 didactic-related educational instruction will be completed at the beginning of each cohort. The completion sequence of modules 2-5 is dependent on the schedule of the NAIOMT courses. All curricular elements within each educational block will be completed together before proceeding to the next educational block.

  • Block 1 – OMPT Foundational Knowledge
    • 54.4 hours, didactic, Ola Grimsby Book 01 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Applied Science and Theory
    • Capstone Project: ongoing
    • Clinical Practice: direct mentoring 3 hours/week, indirect mentoring 8 hours/week, and independent clinical practice 6 hours/week.
  • Block 2 – Upper Spinal/Axial OMPT Examination and Treatment Procedures
    • 41.0 hours, didactic, NAIOMT C-616 Cervical Spine II
    • 16.0 hours, laboratory, spine NAIOMT C-616 Cervical Spine II
    • 19.1 hours, didactic, Ola Grimsby Book 02 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions for Neck and Upper Extremity
      • Chapter 3: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine [106 pages] 139, authors: Jim Rivard, Rick Kring, Donna Gramont, Ola Grimsby
      • Chapter 4: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Temporomandibular Joint [52 pages] 245, authors: Jojo Sayson, Jim Rivard, Ola Grimsby, Waymen Wong
      • Chapter 5: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Thoracic Spine (33 pages) 297, authors: Chris Glatz, Jim Rivard, Ola Grimsby
    • 4 hours, didactic, Dry Needling 1 – Theory Webinar (DN1 – TW), Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT
    • 15.5 hours, laboratory, spine - Integrated Upper Spinal/Axial Applications Laboratory
    • Capstone Project: ongoing
    • Clinical Practice: direct mentoring 3 hours/week, indirect mentoring 8 hours/week, and independent clinical practice 6 hours/week.
  • Block 3 – Lower Spinal/Axial OMPT Examination and Treatment Procedures
    • 41.0 hours, didactic, NAIOMT C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II
    • 16.0 hours, laboratory, spine NAIOMT C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II
    • 14 hours, didactic, Ola Grimsby Book 03 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions for Back and Lower Extremity
    • Chapter 4: Exercise Rehabiliation of the Sacroiliac Joint [58 pages] 223, authors: Rob Tilman, Sarah Olson, Jim Rivard, Ola Grimsby
    • Chapter 5: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine [81 pages] 281, authors: Alec Kay, Ola Grimsby, Jim Rivard, Dan Washeck
    • 4 hours, didactic, Dry Needling 2 – Theory Webinar (DN2 – TW), Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT
    • 15.5 hours, laboratory, spine, Module 3 - Integrated Lower Spinal/Axial Applications Laboratory
    • Capstone Project: ongoing
    • Clinical Practice: direct mentoring 3 hours/week, indirect mentoring 8 hours/week, and independent clinical practice 6 hours/week.
  • Block 4 – Upper Peripheral/Appendicular OMPT Examination and Treatment Procedures
    • 32.0 hours, didactic, NAIOMT C-715 Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration
    • 16.0 hours, laboratory, spine, NAIOMT C-715 Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration
    • 16.0 hours, laboratory, extremity, NAIOMT C-715 Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration
    • 14 hours, didactic, Ola Grimsby Book 02 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions for Neck and Upper Extremity
      • Chapter 1: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Wrist and Elbow [41 pages] 1, authors: Jim Rivard, Ola Grimsby
      • Chapter 2: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Shoulder Complex [98 pages] 41, authors: Jim Rivard, Ola Grimsby
    • 4 hours, didactic, Dry Needling 3 – Theory Webinar (DN3 – TW), Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT
    • 11.5 hours, laboratory, extremity, Module 4 - Integrated Upper Peripheral/Appendicular Applications Laboratory
    • Capstone Project: ongoing
    • Clinical Practice: direct mentoring 3 hours/week, indirect mentoring 8 hours/week, and independent clinical practice 6 hours/week.
  • Block 5 – Lower Peripheral/Appendicular OMPT Examination and Treatment Procedures
    • 32.0 hours, didactic, NAIOMT C-705, Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration
    • 16.0 hours, laboratory, spine, NAIOMT C-705 Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration
    • 16.0 hours, laboratory, extremity, NAIOMT C-705 Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration
    • 22.5 hours, didactic, Ola Grimsby Book 03 – Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions for Back and Lower Extremity
      • Chapter 1: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Ankle and Foot [71 pages] 1, authors: Jim Rivard, Dan Washeck, Micahel Maninang, Ola Grimsby
      • Chapter 2: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Knee [92 pages] 71, authors: Brian Power, Jim Rivard, Bill Hayner, Ola Grimsby
      • Chapter 3: Exercise Rehabilitation of the Hip [60 pages] 163, authors: Dan Washeck, Jim Rivard, Ola Grimsby
    • 11.5 hours, laboratory, extremity, Module 5 - Integrated Lower Peripheral/Appendicular Applications Laboratory
    • Capstone Project: ongoing
    • Clinical Practice: direct mentoring 3 hours/week, indirect mentoring 8 hours/week, and independent clinical practice 6 hours/week.