Upstream Rehab Institute Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
    About the BRI Fellowship in OMPT:
    Our program is designed to cultivate experts in the field of orthopaedic manual physical therapy (OMPT). The program centers around the development of advanced clinical reasoning abilities informed by hands-on mastery, knowledge of best evidence, a modern understanding of pain science, and integration of the values and characteristics unique to each patient.

    Who are the faculty?
    The BRI faculty consists of multiple nationally respected experts from the field of orthopaedic manual physical therapy. All faculty are Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and have a wealth of teaching experience across fellowship, residency, and entry-level education in addition to experience in teaching continuing education courses and presenting at multiple national and state conferences. In addition, each faculty member brings his or her own unique expertise and skill to the program. The core faculty of BRI include Dr. Daniel Maddox (program director), Dr. Derek Clewley, Dr. Elizabeth Lane, Dr. Hannah Norton, and Dr. Christina Myers.

    What is the length of the program?
    The program is designed to be completed in approximately 18 months, beginning in the summer of one year and culminating in ~December of the following year. However, some flexibility exists within the plan of study - allowing for a maximum of 36 months to complete the program.

    What does the curriculum look like?
    The fellowship program includes a wealth of didactic content delivered in a blended format (both online and on-site) - making participation in the program possible regardless of geographic location. In addition, the program includes >130 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring with a FAAOMPT during patient care, >160 lab hours with FAAOMPTs and other fellows in training, frequent live case discussions, experience in teaching residents and continuing education participants, and capstone activities to include a comprehensive written examination, two live patient examinations, four live technique examinations, and a scholarly activity project. The curriculum centers around four pillars: Advanced Clinical Reasoning, Foundational Evidence Knowledge and Technical Mastery, Teaching and Leadership, and Scholarly Advancement.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Program Directors Name Dr Daniel Maddox, PT, DPT
Address Line 1 2400 Herodian Way
Address Line 2 Suite 250
City, State Zip Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Phone 912/678-1509
Fax 770/756-8746
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 03/15/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 04/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 05/13/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be conducted via video web technology.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications OCS designation through ABPTS, OR has graduated from an ABPTRFE-accredited orthopaedic residency program and is eligible to sit for the OCS exam at the next offering. Current CPR certification. Current US PT licensure in good standing. Current APTA member in good standing. Current AAOMPT member in good standing, or must become a member upon acceptance.
Experience Minimum of 1 year of experience in a predominantly orthopaedic setting. Applicants must be current or prospective future employees of BenchMark Rehab Partners (BMRP). Interested applicants who are not current employees are encouraged to apply, however, and the fellowship director and an appropriate hiring manager will discuss relevant options for the applicant. Final fellowship acceptance is contingent upon a signed offer letter of employment for new employees.
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
Discuss aspects of your background and professional experience that particularly qualify you for participation in an OMPT fellowship program?
What personal goals do you hope to achieve through completion of a fellowship program in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (OMPT)?
What do you view as some of the key challenges and needs surrounding outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy practice and the patients we serve? How do you envision being better-equipped to address these following OMPT fellowship training?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    2 additional letters of reference/endorsement from individuals of the applicant's choosing. Also, before matriculation, 1 letter of endorsement from the accepted participant's regional director.
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition $5,000.00
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Medical, Dental, 401k w/ match, generous PTO policy, LTD, STD, life insurance, medical FSA, dependent care FSA
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 18
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 45
      Maximum Number of Positions 6