Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Fellowship



This fellowship program is designed to provide physical therapists with advanced training in clinical reasoning, examination, treatment and management of patient's with sports-related injuries. This year-long program utilizes a broad-based, diverse curriculum that aims to provide the fellow-in-training with the ability to apply advanced orthopaedic manual therapy techniques combined with advanced skills in movement analysis, motor control and biomechanics to the injured sports and athletic population. There is also the inclusion of mentorship training to develop graduates with the ability to train others at a post-professional residency and fellowship level. The clinical and didactic education corresponds with the requirements set forth by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).


Curriculum Overview:

1,739 hours - Unsupervised Clinical Practice

456 hours - Mentored / Supervised Clinical Practice

     183 hours - 1:1 Direct Clinical Supervision

     273 hours - Clinical Instructor Interaction

207 hours - Theoretical/Cognitive & Scientific Study in OMPT Knowledge Areas

224 hours - Laboratory Instruction in OMPT Assessment & Treatment Strategies


Fellowship Benefits:

Fellows-in-training are full-time MVP Physical Therapy employees and therefore receive the same benefits as other PT staff which includes paid vacation/sick leave, birthday off, personal day off, medical/dental/vision coverage, 401k plan plus matching, life insurance, continuing education and partial APTA dues reimbursement


Tuition and Contract:

The continuing education benefit and approximately 5% of the fellow-in-training's salary will be used for the fellowship program's tuition.  Fellowship contract is for one year.


Application Process:

MVP Physical Therapy utilizes the Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Services (RF-PTCAS). This can be located at: www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS.   Minimal eligibility requirements include (1) hold a valid Washington State Physical Therapy license (2) completion of an APTA credentialed residency program and/or have attained status as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.


Classroom / Laboratory Instruction:

Fifteen 8-hour classes will be provided to the fellow-in-training approximately every 3 three weeks for the 50 week duration of the fellowship program. Specific class schedule will be determine by the instructor and the fellow-in-training.




Fellowship Faculty:


- Samantha Gubka PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, PES, FAAOMPT

- Shawn Isenhart, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT


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