Why a Fellowship

Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy

The OMPT fellowship is an 18-month program which provides a combination of advanced didactic education and intensive clinical mentorship to guide experienced, board-certified clinicians toward advanced practice in the sub-specialty field of OMPT. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, FAAOMPT.

  • Improved Outcomes
  • Advanced Manual Assessment and Treatment Skill Acquisition
  • Cultivation of Highly Advanced Evidence-Informed Clinical Reasoning Skills
  • Teaching and Research Opportunities

Fellowship Program Structure

  • Blended learning platform and its benefits
  • 18-month plan of study that includes 12 didactic courses, 5 fellow-only weekend labs, and 6 mixed labs with residents.
  • The curriculum centers around 3 major components:
  • Musculoskeletal Foundational Knowledge and Technical Mastery
  • Teaching, Scholarship, and Leadership
  • Advanced Clinical Reasoning

In addition, all fellows-in-training will participate in:

  • >130 hours of 1:1 mentoring with a FAAOMPT
  • A comprehensive written examination
  • Multiple live patient cases
  • A capstone scholarly project

The Benchmark Rehab Institute Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is accredited by The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE)

For more information, please contact us at OMPTfellowship@benchmarkrehabinstitute.com