PTF’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency is a 12-36 month structured program that allows residents to work while taking classes, with laboratory course done over 5 weekends. Our didactic courses are led by content experts through NAIOMT, providing residents with opportunities to interact with world-renowned physical therapists. The online and onsite educational modules are designed to guide the therapist through the Residency program and meet all the elements of the APTA’s Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). Clinical mentorship rounds out the Residency program and is provided by our Clinical Residency Mentors.

The Residency program is designed to allow residents to maintain full-time employment while completing all residency requirements.  Discussion boards and online testing are designed to help prepare the therapist for the onsite courses. The Residency didactic coursework is designed to be completed entirely online through our distance education platform.


Laboratory Course Outline:

  1. NAIOMT Level I: C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I
  2. NAIOMT Level I: C-516 Cervical Spine I
  3. NAIOMT Level II: C-613 Thoracic Spine
  4. NAIOMT Level II: C-621 Lower Extremity
  5. NAIOMT Level II: C-626: Shoulder Girdle-Elbow-Wrist-Hand Complex

Online Didactic Courses:

  1. Clinical Applications for Orthopaedic Basic Science
  2. Diagnostic Imaging in Physical Therapy
  3. Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  4. Post-Operative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries
  5. Pharmacology

Clinical Mentorship:

  1. 150 hours one-on-one with a Clinical Residency Instructor
  2. 1200 hours of clinical practice with mentorship

The Resident will attain the necessary 150 hours of 1:1 clinical instruction hours with one of our Clinical Residency Instructors. The instructors are highly skilled clinical expertise in the following:

  • Differential diagnosis
  • Joint assessment
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Assessing compensatory movement patterns
  • Functional movement retraining


  • $7500 which includes all courses and materials
  • Duration: 12-36 months
  • Payment installments can be arranged