VOMPTI is Offering two options of advanced Physical Therapy clinical education

The Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute (VOMPTI)

Offering 2 options of advanced Physical Therapy clinical education.

Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program:
  • One-year Orthopedic Residency Program accredited by the APTA
  • 4 hours weekly of 1:1 mentoring with a fellowship trained faculty instructor/mentor. 
  • Completion of the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Series.
  • Additional external continuing educational opportunities brought to the various clinics in the program throughout the year to add to the eclectic nature of the program.
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Series. (OMPTS)—OCS Prep Course
  • A series of continuing education programs based on a clinical reasoning model and emphasizes evidence-based examination and treatment.  
  • Covers all body regions and incorporates a variety of interventions.
  • Provides the physical therapist with a comprehensive continuing professional education course and fully prepare them for the ABPTS Orthopedic Clinical Specialty Examination.  

Faculty updates
Aaron HartsteinAssociate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy at Shenandoah University
  • Professional Highlight: In 2021 he completed his Ph.D. in Health Sciences, University of South Dakota.
  • Recent publication
    • Feldman K., Hartstein A. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis in a Patient with Shoulder Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020; 5(4): 215.
AJ Lievre: Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy at Shenandoah University

·Recent Publication: Traits and Attributes of a Successful Physical Therapy Resident: A Delphi Study

Dhinu Jayaseelan:  Associate Professor, The George Washington University Program in Physical Therapy
  • Professional Highlights:
    • Member of the research committee and podcast co-host with the AAOMPT.
    •  Associate Editor for the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Independent Study Courses
    • Associate Editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
    • He is currently pursuing his doctorate in health sciences (DHSc) with an anticipated completion in May 2023
    • To date, he has 26 peer-reviewed publications & 4 book chapters/monographs



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