Curriculum & Schedule

The 13-month Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program consists of the following curriculum:

  • 32 hours of patient care and 8 residency / didactic hours per week.
  • 150+ hours of direct mentorship.
  • Weekly mentoring meeting to discuss clinical reasoning and patient care.
  • 3 Learning Modules: Spine, Upper Extremity & Lower Extremity.
    • Hands-on treatment and evaluation labs, in-person didactic lectures, journal clubs, and online didactic material during each module.
  • Written exams and real-time assessments of patient evaluation at the end of each learning module.
  • Research or outreach integration project.
  • Resident-led lecture related to current module.
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Grand Rounds.
  • Cincinnati Children’s annual Pediatric Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Conference.
  • Lab Assistant at University of Cincinnati’s Physical Therapy Program.
  • Attendance at local and national PT/Sports Med Conferences
  • Physician clinics and surgery observations
  • Unique cross-disciplinary experiences
  • Specialty Ortho / Sports PT Clinics
    • Running
    • Throwing / Overhead Athlete
    • Dance
    • Golf
    • Swimming
    • Gymnastics
    • Schroth Therapy for Scoliosis
    • Weightlifting
  • Outreach programs with an emphasis on injury prevention
  • Unique pediatric clinics within the hospital
    • Pain clinic
    • EDS clinic
    • Concussion clinic
  • Volunteer / community outreach
    • Louisville Ballet
    • Local dance studios
    • Running injury screens
    • Reds Youth Academy
    • Physical Literacy Day
    • Flying Pig Marathon
  • Time Frame
    • July - July (Start date: approximately July 1) 
  • Locations
    • The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program is housed within the Liberty Sports Medicine / Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinic and the Green Township Sports Medicine / Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinic.
      • In addition, many labs and lectures are held in the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center located at our Winslow location. The resident has access to all the research facilities in the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center including, but not limited to a fully equipped motion analysis laboratory and the Human Performance Laboratory
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday  Friday 
8:30 - 11 am:
Teaching at UC
8-12 pm:
Residency Time
8:30 - 11am:
Teaching at UC
9-10 am:
Monthly lecture series
9am - 5 pm:

12:30-6:30 pm: 

11-11:30 am:
Weekly Meeting

1 - 7:30 pm:
10 am - 6 pm:
  1 - 5 pm: Clinic