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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency


Length: 12 - 18 months

Summer 2021 Deadline:

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For: PT

EIM’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program provides post-professional clinical and didactic education in two unique residency settings to match your residency training needs with your current life and work circumstances. Through ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry, you will improve your clinical practice and decision-making. EIM’s Orthopaedic Residency stresses the acquisition of current best-evidence as well as leading-edge psychomotor skills to make you a specialist in the area of orthopaedics.


  • Grow as practitioners skilled in orthopaedic physical therapy.
  • Become highly skilled, autonomous practitioners who have substantially increased their ability to provide care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Gain a strong base of knowledge of evidence-based practice, orthopaedic manual therapy techniques, advanced medical screening and radiology.
  • Be positioned to both achieve the Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certification from the ABPTS and to be leaders in the orthopaedic physical therapy field.
  • Be well prepared to apply for and successfully complete EIM’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship.

This program includes courses that will be offered as a Virtual Lab ExperienceLearn more about what you can expect from this change.

EIM’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency had a 99% graduation rate in 2019, and a 90% first-time pass rate* on the OCS Exam.

*OCS Exam pass rate based on three years of data from EIM graduation survey.

Per the temporary guidance issued by the accrediting body, the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), this program includes courses that will be offered as a virtual lab experience in response to COVID-19.  This Virtual Lab Experience is an immersive online environment that brings together everything you love about EIM’s in-person weekend intensives.


    Daniel Roenz



    Jake Shockley

    Residency Director, Physical Therapy Central / Red Bud Physical Therapy


    Stephanie Pascoe, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Program Director


    • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
    • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
    • ORPT 6210 – Post-Surgical Management and Rehabilitation
    • ORPT 7280 – OCS Test Prep Course
    • ORPT 7690 – Orthopaedic Residency Mentored Clinical Practice
    • ORPT 7270 – Orthopaedic Residency Virtual Rounds
    • Outcomes Tracking for Orthopaedic Residency

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