APTA Orthopedic Residency Program

PrintVOMPTI is pleased to announce a one year Orthopedic Residency Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

PrintApplications are currently OPEN for the 2023-2024 Residency class.

PrintWe have residency positions available at multiple sites including the UVA Orthopedic Center Therapy Services in Charlottesville, Va, PRO Physical Therapy in Winchester, VA, ReShape Physical Therapy in Arlington, VA and Winchester, Va, and Phoenix Rehabilitation in Richmond, Va and Chesapeake, Va. We are currently developing other sites in Virginia.  Other positions may be available at the above sites depending on clinic needs.

PrintThe resident will have 4 hours weekly of 1:1 mentoring with a fellowship trained faculty instructor/mentor. The resident will complete the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Series. There will be a variety of additional external continuing educational opportunities brought to the various clinics in the program throughout the year to add to the eclectic nature of the program.  Past external courses have included the annual Running Medicine Conference, weekend courses by Chad Cook, Brian Hoke, Robert Donatelli, Bob Boyles, Mark Jones, Mike Reiman, Lorimer Moseley and a dry needling certification course.

PrintThere will be frequent inservices and a monthly journal club that the resident is required to actively participate in. Opportunities will be available to participate in ongoing research projects during the residency year.

PrintResidency Topic Content

  • Clinical Reasoning and Examination Principles
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Differential Diagnosis/Medical Screening
  • Principles of Stabilization and Mobilization
  • Cervical Spine and TMJ
  • Upper Quarter: Shoulder — Elbow — Wrist — Hand
  • Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Pelvic Girdle
  • Lower Quarter: Hip — Knee — Ankle — Foot
  • Orthotic Management
  • Neurodynamics
  • Assessment and Treatment of Soft Tissue
  • Medical Exercise Therapy and Functional Exercise Training

Specific Questions regarding the residency program should be directed to:

Director, VOMPTI Orthopedic Residency Program
PO Box 800105
Charlottesville VA 22903
(434) 243-0277