A clinical fellowship program in physical therapy is a post-professional planned learning experience in a focused advanced area of clinical practice. Similar to the medical model, a clinical fellowship is a structured educational experience (both didactic and clinical) for physical therapists. It combines opportunities for ongoing clinical mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry in a defined area of sub-specialization beyond that of a defined specialty area of clinical practice, beyond orthopedic PT.
Elite Therapy Solutions has partnered with The Manual Therapy Institute (MTI), one of the largest Fellowship programs in the country, to offer convenient, flexible training to therapists. This MTI program best matches the needs of therapists while also helping them to achieve the goal of enhancing skilled orthopaedic physical therapy practices.
The Manual Therapy Institute offers a part-time Fellowship program, hosted by Elite Integrated Therapy Centers in Greenville, South Carolina and presented by Elite Therapy Solutions. Over the course of 2.5-3 years, students have the opportunity to obtain their Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). Meeting 7 weekends per year, students gain 440 clinical hours and work with some of the most knowledgeable instructors in the industry.
For more information or to register for this program, visit the Manual Therapy Institute website at www.mtitx.com
Testimonials from cohorts:
“Early on in my career I recognized that there were areas of my education and experience that needed to grow. The fellowship program provides an extremely thorough learning environment and mentorship program that nurtures the desire to become a true expert in the field of orthopedic and manual PT.”
“Prior to starting my fellowship, I was working in a very busy clinic as a new graduate physical therapist. I was taking different courses and try to learn as much as I could. Due to the fast-paced environment of my prior clinic, I was trying to get more efficient with my clinical reasoning and skills to help manage my caseload and help the most people.
My inspiration to build my education came from what I like to call, “Clinical FOMO.” I was taking course after course and learning a lot of new material. All the while, I would start thinking about all the patients that I could have helped, had I known this information earlier. This was when I sought out a fellowship program. I saw it as a path to become the best therapist that I could be, in the most efficient manner possible.
Since going through and finishing the fellowship, I have seen a significant improvement in all aspects of my clinical practice. My clinical reasoning, manual therapy skills, and exercise prescriptions have dramatically improved. The level of education and mentorship, that I received during fellowship, has truly changed my practice for the better. The fellowship program accelerated my career and has allowed me to help more people.”