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Our 12-month Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program prepares physical therapists to sit for board certification as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS). We utilize a blended learning format that incorporates online curriculum and weekend lab courses led by recognized leaders in the profession. The BenchMark Rehab Institute Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedics.

The BRI Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) is an 18-month program which utilizes advanced didactic education and intensive mentoring to propel residency-trained or board-certified clinicians into becoming experts in advanced musculoskeletal practice who are also equipped to educate and lead future generations of clinicians. The three pillars of the program are:

  • Expert OMPT Knowledge and Technical Mastery
  • Advanced Clinical Reasoning
  • Teaching, Scholarship, & Leadership

The BRI Fellowship in OMPT is accredited by the APTA and recognized by AAOMPT. Graduates of the program are eligible to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

Our 12-month Hand Therapy Fellowship provides a challenging clini cal and educational experience designed to provide OTs and PTs with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the specialty of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Our curriculum includes: mentoring with experienced CHTs, participating in live labs emphasizing manual therapy and orthosis fabrication skills, and online learning to create a one-of-a-kind program to prepare participants for specialty practice.


Innovative Learning Format

Our programs utilize a variety of teaching formats, including directed learning, self-paced learning, on-line instruction, on-site lab demonstration/practice, discussions, lecture, and exams.

Structured 1:1 Mentoring: 

As a program participant, you’ll have access to an elite therapist with the knowledge and experience to provide you with focused one-on-one guidance throughout your program experience. Portability All of our programs integrate on-line learning that you can access anywhere at anytime, making things more convenient for you.

Learn from the Experts

The majority of our BenchMark Rehab Institute faculty are fellowship trained, as well as certified in a wide variety of specialties. When you enroll in a BRI program, you’re learning from the best.

Current data suggests that less than 1% of physical therapists attain the level of Fellow.

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