What is Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship?

Manual physical therapy fellowship is an 18–30 month program that any physical therapist who is “board eligible” to take the OCS examination can apply to.

Our program gives physical therapists the opportunity to specialize in:

Manual physical therapy interventions
Advanced problem solving
Critical thinking

The physical therapist will utilize both in-house one-on-one mentorship, and live on-line training modules with the opportunity to travel to study with other program approved fellows across the United States.

Manual physical therapy fellowship represents the highest level of clinical distinction currently available in the practice of orthopedic physical therapy in the United States.

In comparison to the Medical Model of Education: an intern is someone who is paying an academic institution for a clinical learning environment before they have graduated from that academic institution; a resident is someone who has graduated from the traditional academic training and now holds a state license to practice that scientific art and who is undertaking a specialized course of study in any of the many different human body sub-specialties (i.e., Orthopedic Surgeon), and this course of study may last 3-6 years prior to completing all graduation requirements; a fellow is someone who has completed residency and is now specializing even further in one area (i.e., Orthopedic Surgeon who does a 1 year fellowship in total joint replacements of the knee and hip, thus becoming a “Total Joint Specialist”).

For information about our in-house Residency and Fellowship Programs please contact us.