The McKenzie Institute
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program
The McKenzie Institute Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedics.
We have received this prestigious accreditation for five years from May 31, 2017-May 31, 2022.
The program design will provide the candidates advanced training in MDT and orthopedic physical therapy knowledge and skills while continuing their clinical practice. This will make the training immediately applicable, thereby allowing for improved retention of information.
The anticipated outcome for those completing the Residency Program is:
- Development of high level clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills in MDT/orthopaedic physical therapy
- Successful pass of the MDT Credentialing Examination
- Eligibility to sit for the Board Certification Examination in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
- Eligibility to apply for The McKenzie Institute USA Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program leading to eligibility to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).
Residency Program Pathway
Leading to eligibility for Board Certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and MDT Credential
- Complete McKenzie A course and ISC 14.2 while simultaneously beginning 150 direct orthopaedic residency hours with mentors who are OCS and Cert. MDT or Dip. MDT.
(Semester 1, Year 1)
- Complete McKenzie B course and Evidence Based Practice (DVD)
(Semester 2, Year 1)
- Complete McKenzie C course, Online Case Manager Volume 1 and ISC 26.2
(Semester 3, Year 1)
- Complete McKenzie D course, Online Case Manager Volume 2 and ISC 16.1
(Semester 4, Year 2)
- Complete Advanced Extremity course and ISC 15.2, begin Research Capstone course
(Semester 5, Year 2)
- Complete Research Capstone course and ISC 17.1
(Semester 6, Year 2)
- Successful pass of MDT written and practical final examination and mentoring experiences
- Graduate from the MIUSA Orthopaedic Residency Program
The expected average program completion period is two years.
The minimum time period to complete the program is 12 months and maximum 36 months.
$11,680 includes all MDT coursework, Credentialing Exam, 1:1 mentoring hours, and complimentary MIUSA membership providing subscription to JMMT. The resident is responsible for APTA and Orthopaedic Section membership, the Home Study Package fees and OCS application and exam fees. In addition, travel, insurance and all other related expenses are the responsibility of the resident.
Applicants to the Residency program must meet the following requirements:
- Graduate of CAPTE accredited PT program
- Active PT license in good standing and evidence of professional liability insurance
- Hold active employment within an orthopaedic setting
- APTA and Orthopaedic Section memberships
- Completion of application including CV, references and personal essay
Applications will be accepted in October 2017 for commencement in 2018 through the RF-PTCAS management system. Further details will be posted here as they become available.
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We welcome questions or expressed interest emailed to:
Ron Schenk, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Dip. MDT - Residency Program Director
Stacey Lyon, MIUSA Executive Director