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Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship designed to train clinicians in expert specialty care for patients with orthopedic conditions and sports-related injuries. The two-year fellowship is recognized as a candidate program by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Training

The fellowship’s curriculum is administered through a web-based, interactive learning management system. This approach enables you to complete all didactics at your own pace without sacrificing clinical time.

Fellows cover outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy at Rusk Rehabilitation’s outpatient facilities in NYU Langone Orthopedic Center, gaining experience in treating patients with the following conditions:

  • spinal disorders
  • common joint disorders, including tendinopathy of the upper and lower extremities
  • common postsurgical conditions that arise after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and hip and knee replacements
  • sports-related injuries that are common among runners, golfers, and soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, and tennis players

Fellows have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in acute care, pediatrics, and vestibular rehabilitation.

They also participate in physician rounds and observe during orthopedic surgery, and observe at the Running Lab and Golf Lab at the Sports Performance Center at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center.

Teaching, Research, and Community Outreach Opportunities

Fellows have a number of opportunities to advance their teaching skills through a formal staff education program and weekend courses at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center. Fellows also participate in ongoing research projects and are encouraged to conduct their own research using the extensive resources available at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center.

An integral part of Rusk Rehabilitation’s culture is engaging with, educating, and supporting our local community. We offer fellows community outreach opportunities, including presentations and health promotion events at local schools, fitness centers, corporate offices, and at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center.

Fellowship Timeline and Application Process

We accept one fellow per year into our Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. All applications must be submitted by March 15 through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS). The deadline may be extended on a case-by-case basis.

We invite top applicants to an on-site interview, which is scheduled between March 15 and May 1. All invited applicants must participate in this interview to be considered for admission to the program.

Applicants are notified of our decision during the last week of May.

Fellows begin the program’s didactic and clinical portions on September 1 or very shortly thereafter. They complete the on-site portion of the fellowship on or before August 31 of the following year. Fellows have up to 36 months to complete all clinical and academic requirements, including scholarly projects, to be eligible for a fellow status at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

Learn more about our fellowship statistics.

Contact Us

For more information about the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, please contact Angela Stolfi, PT, DPT, residency program director, at angela.stolfi@nyulangone.org.