Orthopaedic Seminar Series

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MVP Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency

MVP Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency is a 12-month residency program, accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), designed to assist the participant in the preparation for the Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) examination following program completion. The intention of the program is to improve a clinician’s examination and treatment proficiency within the specialty field of orthopaedic physical therapy through a curriculum that includes clinical practice, 1:1 OCS clinical mentoring, non-patient care mentoring, independent study, online courses and skill labs. In addition to body region specific knowledge areas, our curriculum will also incorporate basic psychotherapy principles, pain science and advanced patient management skills to assist in working with more complicated orthopedic cases.

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MVP Physical Therapy Sports Residency

MVP Physical Therapy Sports Residency is a 12-month residency program, accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), that is designed to assist the participant in the preparation for the Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) examination following program completion. The intention of the program is to improve a clinician’s examination and treatment proficiency within the specialty field of sports physical therapy including the competency areas of rehabilitation / return to sport, management of acute injury / illness, medical / surgical considerations, injury prevention, sports performance enhancement and professional roles / responsibilities as it relates to all athletic individuals throughout the lifespan (youth, adolescent, adult and aging athlete).

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Director of Residency & Fellowship Education

Samantha Gubka, DPT, OCS, SCS, PES, FAAOMPT, RISPT

(253) 582-8142

Clinical Faculty:

Orthopedic Residency:

  • Samantha Gubka, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
  • Gabrielle Campagna, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Kayla Weyerhaeuser, DPT

Sports Residency:

  • Samantha Gubka, DPT, OCS, SCS, PES, FAAOMPT, RISPT
  • Mike Jennings, PT, MHS,SCS
  • Hilary Obert, DPT, SCS

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    Current Fellows & Residents:

  • Emily Billings, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Ortho Resident
    Lakewood Clinic


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    My first love was soccer and from the age of 11 years old I was playing on highly-competitive teams. I thought I was invincible and when I tore my ACL at the age of 16 years old, I was completely unprepared for the physical and emotional responses I would have. After my knee surgery, I was referred to physical therapy right here at MVP Physical Therapy in Lakewood. The staff here helped me to accept my injury and aided me through recovery so that I could return to my active lifestyle, eventually earning All-State honors in soccer at Curtis High School.

    After high school, I attended the University of Washington with the plan of majoring in Biology and working in the medical field at some capacity. While in school, I took a medical anthropology course and discovered that I really enjoyed learning about medicine when I could relate it to individuals. I changed my major to Medical Anthropology and Global Health to learn about health on a person-to-person level. The desire to make personal connections and to impact others’ lives, in combination with my previous and positive experiences with physical therapy, helped me to choose this career path. It was an easy decision for me to begin my first career as a physical therapist at MVP Physical Therapy because of the lasting impact this clinic has made in my life.

    My goal as a physical therapist is to help you take control of your condition through movement so that you can ultimately live a healthier lifestyle. My career interests are in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation.

    – Doctor of Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles California (2016)
    – Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology and Global Health from the University of Washington, Seattle Washington (2012)

  • Jedediah Lee, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Sport Resident
    Lakewood Clinic


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  • Corey O’Malley, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Sport Resident
    Starfire Clinic


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    My goal is to help restore my patients’ functional abilities and to teach them about their physical capabilities. Helping individuals understand the fundamentals of tissue healing and the way a body adapts to exercise is a true passion. I pride myself on my ability to connect with patients and to help them enjoy and learn from their experiences with me.

    Prior to my career as a physical therapist I played soccer for Wartburg College in Waverly, IA before completing my undergraduate studies at ASU. I then worked as a strength and conditioning specialist coaching individual athletes and teams with a special emphasis in transitioning patients from rehabilitation to optimal performance. While earning my DPT I completed clinical training at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa (the site of the world’s first successful heart transplant) in the Trauma/Orthopedics department.

    When not treating patients I enjoy lifting weights, hiking, and reading.

    – DPT University of St Augustine for Health Sciences 2017
    – B.S. Kinesiology from ASU 2014
    – B.S. Psychology from ASU 2014
    – CSCS 2014

  • Ian Scott, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Sport Resident
    Starfire Clinic


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