Pine Street Physical and Occupational Therapy is proud to offer a 10-month post professional
OT Hand Therapy Residency program.

This program is designed to provide Occupational therapists with advanced knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to evaluate and treat Upper extremity injuries, integrate functional assessments into hand therapy and learn task analysis, home program/ client education and business skills in a safe learning environment.

The curriculum places an emphasis on collaborative, non-competitive and supportive learning in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and allow therapists to engage in knowledge transfer. The extensive mentoring opportunity allows for competency in various skill sets including:

  • Evaluation of client – analysis of how dysfunction impedes participation in ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living)
  • Determining orthotic needs – orthotic design, fabrication and fit
  • Clinical decision-making – determining the most appropriate intervention approaches (manual therapy, modalities, splinting, leisure activity participation) within scope of pain, using the best evidence.
  • Understanding differential diagnosis for a large variety of hand and neurological impairments
  • Improved confidence in Upper extremity treatment techniques and therapeutic interventions.
  • Practice Management skills

All clinical hours and curriculum content could be applied towards:

  • AOTA Board Certification in PHYSICAL REHABILITATION (BCPR) and the Hand Therapy Certification Examination.

Program Highlights:

  • Application deadline is April 30. Acceptance will be acknowledged by May 15, 2017.
  • This residency begins on June 12, 2017 and runs for 44 consecutive weeks, ending April 16, 2018.
  • This is a full time position, which allows for over 1700 hours of clinical practice in the field of Hand therapy.
  • 340 hours of one-on-one clinical mentoring
  • Over 54 hours of formal classroom/lab instruction
  • Over 1200 hours of clinical experiences throughout the year
  • Salary is 75% of current pay scale for entry level therapist with benefits. There are no additional costs to the program

Candidates can request an application from – Pine Street PT/OT employment application

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Applicants Requirements:

  • Complete Pine street PT/OT employment application; add addendum discussing:
    • Clinical experience in Hand Therapy (fieldwork II or employment)
      with 1 reference related to Hand therapy; 1 general reference
    • Continuing education coursework
    • Personal Interview
  • Proof of Licensure as an Occupational Therapist by the California Board of Occupational Therapy (
  • Written proof of any supervised hours obtained in hand therapy (supervised on-the-job training OR clinical intership)
  • Eligible for Advanced Practice credentialing through California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT)
    This includes:

      • Submit Written proof of 50% of Education hours completed PRIOR to start date of residency (minimum of 45 contact hours required)
      • Agree to complete HAND THERAPY TRAINING (minimum of 480 supervised hours required)
      • Submit Written proof of 100% of Education hours completed for PAMS PRIOR to start date of residency (minimum of 30 contact hours required)
      • Agree to complete PHYSICAL AGENT MODALITIES TRAINING (minimum of 240 supervised hours required)

Pine Street Physical and Occupational Therapy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and disability or health status.

Minimal eligibility requirements:

  • Have excellent communication skills as evidenced by personal interview with Program coordinator
  • Submit a 1-2 page essay of reason, goals and objectives for entering the residency program
  • Being physically able to appropriately perform manual examination and treatment procedures
  • Participation in a mock initial evaluation and treatment on a subject
  • Having the psychological, social and physical stability required for participation in and successful completion of the Program requirements.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
  • Valid Driver’s license (must have reliable transportation)
  • Comply with all Pine Street Physical and Occupational Therapy employment requirements.