Continuing Education Seminar:

Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine, Hip, Shoulder, and Cervical Spine – August 11-14, 2017 at the University of Puget Sound – School of Physical Therapy

with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

Click Here for course description, details, and registration.

Orthopaedic Seminar Series

Click Here for 2016-17 course description and registration.

MVP Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency

MVP Orthopaedic Residency is a 50-week post-professional specialty program in orthopaedic physical therapy within a private practice clinical setting in Washington State. The purpose of the residency program is to improve a physical therapist’s examination and treatment proficiency within orthopaedics through a curriculum that includes clinical mentoring, independent study, online instruction, and classroom didactic/laboratory instruction.
In addition to orthopaedic-specific knowledge areas, the curriculum will incorporate basic psychotherapy principles, pain science and interviewing skills within the curriculum to assist the resident in working with more complicated orthopaedic cases. The curriculum of this residency program will assist the resident in the preparation for the Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) examination following program completion.

Program Start Dates:

  • 1st Monday of January
  • 1st Monday of May
  • 1st Monday of September

Curriculum Overview:
The clinical and didactic education corresponds with the requirements set forth by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty (ABPTS) Description of Specialty Practice in Orthopaedics and includes:

  • 150 hours – 1:1 Mentoring During Patient Care (3hrs/week, 47 weeks)
  • 70 hours – Online Instruction Through Medbridge Education
  • 125 hours – APTA Orthopaedic Section Independent Study Readings
  • 64 hours – Classroom Didactic/Laboratory Instruction (Weekend)
  • 37 hours/week (1,850 hours total) – Unsupervised Clinical Practice

Give Back / Service to Others:

Each orthopaedic resident will provide service to the community, company and profession through the following activities:
Volunteer at MVP’s annual 5k run/walk fundraiser in April and other arranged community outreach activities
Provide a lecture within MVP Physical Therapy organization

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

Contract Agreement:
The residency contract is valid for one year which covers the program duration. Participation in the program does not entitle the resident to employment by MVP Physical Therapy upon completion of the program.

Program Tuition:
The program tuition is $9,000; however, MVP employees (including residents) will receive $2,500 for continuing education. The remaining cost of the program ($6,500) will be deducted from each pay cycle throughout the duration of the program ($250/pay cycle, 26/year). A resident’s salary is approximately 89% to that of a staff physical therapist of equal experience.

Minimal Eligibility Requirements:
– Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited PT school
– Successfully complete the NPTE board examination
– Obtain a Washington State physical therapy license by program start date
– Active membership within APTA’s Orthopaedic Section

Application Requirements:
– Career Statement
– Curriculum Vitae
– Contact Information For One Reference

Application Process:
Applications for the residency program will only be received RF-PTCAS ( www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS ). The application fee for RF-PTCAS is $135. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the admission committee within four weeks from the application submission. A program interview will be scheduled after contacting your reference. Applicants appropriate for the residency will be forwarded to MVP Physical Therapy’s Department of Human Resources for an employee interview.

 

MVP Physical Therapy Sports Residency

Program Start Dates: 1st Monday of January

MVP Sports Residency is a 50week post-professional specialty program in sports physical therapy within a private practice clinical setting located in Washington State. The curriculum of this residency program will assist the resident in the preparation for the Sport Certified Specialist (SCS) examination following program completion. This residency program includes the competency areas of rehabilitation/return to sport, management of acute injury/illness, medical/surgical consideration, injury prevention, sports performance enhancement and professional roles and responsibilities as it relates to sports physical therapy to all athletic individuals throughout the lifespan (youth, adolescent, adult and aging athlete).

Curriculum Overview:

  • 200 Hours – Independent Study Coursework
  • 64 Hours – Weekend Classroom Didactic/Laboratory Instruction
  • 150 Hours – 1:1 Mentoring During Patient Care (3hrs/week, 50 weeks)
  • 200+ Hours – Sport Venue Coverage
  • 1,850 Hours – Unsupervised Clinical Practice

Sport Venue Coverage Opportunities:

  • High School – football, soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball,
    wrestling, baseball, softball, track
  • College – volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball
  • Semi-Professional Soccer – Seattle Sounders U23, Seattle Sounders Women
  • Professional Soccer – Seattle Sounders FC 2

Resident Benefits:

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

Contract Agreement:
The residency contract is valid for one year which covers the program duration. Participation in the program does not entitle the resident to employment by MVP Physical Therapy upon completion of the program.

Program Tuition:
The program tuition is $9,658; however, MVP employees (including residents) will receive $2,500 for continuing education. the remaining cost of the program will be deducted from each pay cycle throughout the duration of the program ($275/pay cycle, 26/year). A resident’s salary is approximately 88% to that of a staff physical therapist of equal experience.

Minimal Eligibility Requirements:
– Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited PT school
– Successfully complete the NPTE board examination
– Obtain a Washington State physical therapy license by program start date
– Active membership within APTA’s Sport Section
– ATC, EMP or EMR certification. Certification must be active throughout the duration of the residency program.

Applicant Requirements:
– Career Statement
– Curriculum Vitae
– Contact Information For One Reference
– Copy of ATC, EMT or EMR Certification

Application Process:
Applications for the residency program will only be received RF-PTCAS ( www.abptrfe.org/RFPTCAS ). The application fee for RF-PTCAS is $135. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the admission committee within four weeks from the application submission. A program interview will be scheduled after contacting your reference. Applicants appropriate for the residency will be forwarded to MVP Physical Therapy’s Department of Human Resources for an employee interview.

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, PES, FAAOMPT, RISPT
  • Kathryn Dale, PT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
  • Alexandra Rombough, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
  • Gabrielle Campagna, DPT, FAAOMPT
  • Kayla Weyerhaeuser, DPT

Sports Residency:

  • Samantha Gubka, DPT, OCS, SCS, PES, FAAOMPT, RISPT
  • Mike Jennings, PT, MHS,SCS
  • Alexandra Rombough, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

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    Current Fellows & Residents:

  • Meghan Shaw, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Orthopaedic Resident
    Port Orchard Clinic


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  • Chad Fujiyoshi, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Orthopaedic Resident
    Cascade Sport & Spine. Chehalis, WA


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  • Tim Mann, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Orthopaedic Resident
    Puyallup Clinic


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    Naturally, I like to see all my patients get better, and get back to the things they love. But I also feel that the journey is as important as the destination. I like the “detective work” of finding out where a movement problem came from, treating the cause, and helping someone not only get better, but stay better.

    I find that my patients get better results from therapy when they have an understanding of their own body and how it moves (or how it ought to!). As a late bloomer into athletics, I have plenty of my own experience in learning from injuries, aches and pains. Because of this, I’m also interested in prevention, and happy to share some education. Nothing is more satisfying to me than having a patient return to an activity that they had thought was no longer possible!
  • Ashley Kelsey, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Orthopaedic Resident
    Lakewood Clinic


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    I was born and raised in Southeast Kansas where I was playing softball, volleyball, basketball, and just about anything else since I could walk. Being involved in athletics gave me an appreciation for an active lifestyle. It also gave me plenty of experience with injuries and the rehab process.

    The summer after high school graduation, my Dad injured his shoulder requiring surgery. Since he was restricted from driving I took him to his physical therapy appointments. I was able to witness a transformation that took him from not being able to lift his shoulder to not even being able to tell he ever had an issue. That, along with a life time of athletics injuries behind me, inspired me to pursue a career in physical therapy. A career devoted to understanding how the body functions and what we can do to improve this function.

    Doctor of Physical Therapy – Wichita State University 2016

    Bachelor’s in Exercise Science – University of Kansas 2012

    Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

     

     

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


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  • Lauren Kokita, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Orthopaedic Resident
    Federal Way Clinic


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    I love being part of the rehab process that gets people back to doing the active things they live for – whether it is work, sports, recreation, or everyday activities. Getting to know patients and their stories, and then being able to relate to them on a personal level is such a rewarding experience, and I love having the opportunity to be a positive influence on their lives. I feel like I learn so much from each of my patients, and in turn, am able to teach them about injuries, the rehab process, injury prevention, exercise and health.

    Gymnastics was a huge part of my life when I was younger, and I still have a strong passion and appreciation for the sport. As a physical therapist, I have a special interest in gymnastics, and love having the chance to give back to something that had such a strong impact on my life.

    Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Regis University – Denver, CO (2012)

    Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology – Washington State University – Pullman, WA (2008)

  • Hillary Obert, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Sport Resident
    Starfire (Tukwila) Clinic


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    I am passionate about treating patients and improving quality of movement and performance while decreasing pain, whether that be return an athlete to high level competition or helping an individual  care for her grandchildren. Making a  difference and impacting lives’ positively is a priority.

    Using my knowledge and past experience, I optimize treatment plans providing personalized care to all individuals who walk into the clinic. I vow to participate in lifelong learning and leadership within this profession. My goals include educating the public on prevention of overuse injuries and post concussion syndrome as well as implementing an ACL injury prevention program in young female athletes. In addition, a career goal of mine would be to cover events at the Olympics in the future!

    I played soccer and basketball competitively in my younger years and I have completed marathons/half-marathons. I continue to play soccer recreationally, run, and  participate in  boxing during free time.

    – Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Minor in Psychology at Saint Louis University: St. Louis, MO 2013
    – Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Saint Louis University: St. Louis, MO 2015
    – MVP Physical Therapy Sports Residency: Current Resident
    – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 2014

     

     

  • Arianne Mason, DPT
    Physical Therapist – Sport Resident
    Starfire (Tukwila) Clinic


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    As a patient-oriented therapist, I develop a plan of care that is individualized and focused on each patient’s needs and concerns. I am passionate about treating each patient as a whole, and I take both physical and psychosocial components of rehabilitation into consideration.

    I strive to push patients to be the best version of themselves whether they are elite athletes preparing to return to their desired sport or elderly adults wanting to be able to independently perform daily household activities. I will continue to expand my knowledge and advance my skills through continued education in the clinic and the community. This knowledge and skill set will ensure that my patients are getting the best possible care.

    I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. I left Canada in 2009 on an athletic scholarship in Indiana where I played collegiate soccer for four years at IPFW in Fort Wayne. I continue to play soccer recreationally within the Seattle area and love to find new places to eat.

    – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University at IPFW: Fort Wayne, IN 2013
    – Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Indiana University: Indianapolis, IN 2016
    – MVP Physical Therapy Sports Residency: 2017 Sports Resident