ABPTRFE Accredited Program

Pine Street Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Residency Program 2023

Pine Street Physical Therapy is proud to offer a 13-month orthopedic residency program. It is designed to provide physical therapists with further training to significantly advance the knowledge and skills in the orthopedic specialty. Focus of the program is on improving clinical reasoning skills, progressing the resident's manual therapy and exercise prescription skills, and exposing the resident to different clinical experiences in the orthopedic realm.

The curriculum of this residency program is designed to provide physical therapists with advanced training in examination, clinical decision-making and treatment skills. It utilizes the biopsychosocial model, integrating concepts in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, movement science, and pain science using the best evidence. The small group classroom and lab training sessions and one-on-one clinical supervision allow the clinical faculty to focus their instruction toward the individual needs of each resident. All instruction reflects the current ABPTS Descriptions of Specialty Practice, and will prepare the resident to sit for the Orthopedics Specialist Certification Examination in February 2024.

Program Highlights:

  • We have a 100% graduation rate and a 100% participation satisfaction rate
  • The residency begins November 28, 2022 and runs for 55 consecutive weeks ending on December 15, 2023 Application deadline is May 27, 2022. Acceptance will be acknowledged June 30, 2022.
  • This is a full time position, which allows for over 1700 hours of clinical practice and a wide variety of orthopedic diagnoses
  • Salary is 80% of current pay scale for entry level therapist with benefits. There are no additional costs to the program
  • 190 hours of one-on-one live patient clinical mentoring
  • Over 100 hours of formal classroom/lab instruction
  • Over 250 hours of additional didactic instruction and clinical experiences throughout the year

Candidates can apply through RF-PTCAS. Visit www.abptrfe.org to access RF-PTCAS and for specific details on materials needed for the application process.
Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic education
  • Clinical education and mentoring experiences
  • Clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy
  • Continuing education coursework
  • Interview and references

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 for acceptance into the program include:

  • Licensure as a Physical Therapist or PTLA status by the California Physical Therapist Licensing Board
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Being physically able to appropriately perform manual examination and treatment procedures
  • Having the psychological, social and physical stability required for participation in and successful completion of the Program
  • Completion of the application process
  • Comply with all Pine Street PT employment requirements

Desirable applicants include those who:

  • Completed one or more extended internships at an outpatient orthopedic setting with varied diagnoses, preferably under the direct supervision of an orthopedic clinical specialist
  • Possess superior verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by completion of a personal interview with the Program's director/coordinator, as well as clinic administrators, and by submission of a written essay with reasons, goals, and objectives for entering the Program
  • Possess strong fundamentals in the principles of clinical reasoning and the application of orthopedic physical therapy examination and treatment procedures as evidenced and referenced by previous direct clinical instructor or work supervisor

Visit www.abptrfe.org for more general information on residency programs.

For questions specific to our residency, email here michael.ko@ptsolutions.com

Pine Street Physical Therapy is now partnered with PT Solutions Physical Therapy who serves as the sponsoring organization for the PSPT Orthopedic Residency Program. The Program will utilize existing resources, along with resources from PT Solutions Accredited Orthopedic Residency program to continue to provide an outstanding residency experience.