OPTIM Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship
    Our fellowship program is designed for physical therapists who want to be leaders in the areas of orthopedic manual physical therapy, clinical reasoning, and integration of evidence into practice. We are fully aware that manual therapy is often only a small piece of a very complex pain and patient management puzzle. We do not subscribe to any one particular manual therapy approach or cult, but are solely focused on clinical decision making and approaches that make sense. The 15 month part-time curriculum includes 10 weekend courses that are heavily focused on hands-on training and practical, thoughtful application. The curriculum also includes clinical mentorship, case studies, journal article reviews, didactic and technique exams, and a capstone presentation. Upon completion you will be credentialed as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Website http://www.optimfellowship.com
Program Directors Name Dana Tew, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 9407 Bayou Lake Lane
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Houston, Texas 77040
Phone 832/444-3898
Fax 713/456-2880
Email dana@optimfellowship.com
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 08/31/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 09/05/2017
Program Start Date 1 09/17/2017
Interview Required No
Important Dates Not Applicable
Program Prerequisites
Courses Successful completion of accredited orthopedic or sports residency, Board certification OCS or SCS, completion of OPTIM COMT program, and passing pre-fellowship admission test.
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Not Applicable
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
1.
Which areas of your current practice do you feel are the strongest? How have you made these areas so strong?
2.
Which areas of your current practice do you feel need the most improvement?
3.
Why have you chose OPTIM Manual Therapy Fellowship? What are your expectations of us?
References/Evaluations
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Part Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary No
      Salary Type Not Applicable
      Benefits None
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 18
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 36
      Maximum Number of Positions 20
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