Fellowship in Manual Therapy (Seattle, Washington)
22 Jan 2022 - 11 Dec 2022
Year II: Fellowship in Manual Therapy
The Manual Therapy Fellowship program for The Ola Grimsby Institute provides didactic, lab, and clinical instruction in advanced differential diagnosis, soft tissue work, joint mobilization, spinal manipulation, exercise, and patient education. The Manual Therapy Fellowship program is accredited by the APTA through the ABPTFRE. All aspects of evaluation, soft tissue work, joint mobilization, spinal manipulation, exercise, and education are thoroughly covered. The program is taught over one year including 12 weekends plus a review and written and practical examination weekend.
One-to-one clinical mentoring strengthens the resident’s experience beyond simple continuing education coursework or online lectures. The Manual Therapy Fellowship builds on the Ola Grimsby Institute’s Orthopedic Residency and goes into greater depth for evaluation and treatment covering each joint. The program covers different models of pathology (neurology, biomechanical, chemical), regional interdependence relationships, movement systems, Medical screening, pathology, imaging, and nutrition are each incorporated into the curriculum.
Complete aspects of patient care including psychosocial influences and chronic pain are explored in detail. The Manual Therapy Fellowship program of the Ola Grimsby Institute is accredited by the AAOMPT, in compliance with the standards set nationally and internationally by IFOMPT.
Both evaluative and intervention methods taught in the Orthopedic Residency program will be re-enforced, with more advanced skills in both evaluation and intervention being a significant component of the year-long education and clinical mentoring.
Students will receive the curriculum from The Ola Grimsby Institute, which includes online videos, reading material, quizzes in addition to meeting in person for didactic instruction and lab experiences with an OGI instructor. The class schedule may vary from site to site, depending on the individual schedule established by individual Ola Grimsby Institute instructors.
Fellows-in-training (FITs) will receive the curriculum through an online educational platform, providing video lectures, written information, testing, and communication. For hands-on training and instruction, FITs meet in a classroom setting with an experienced OGI instructor. The class schedule may vary from site to site, depending on the individual schedule established by individual OGI instructors. Part of every Fellowship program is the 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring. Depending on your clinical situation, this may require travel to an OGI clinical mentor to complete this requirement. Mentoring hours are free of charge from OGI instructors and clinical mentors.
Prerequisites: Applicants to the OGI Fellowship program must first have completed the OGI Orthopedic Residency Program or another ABPTRFE approved program and the following of our courses: MT1 Home Study Course, MT5, MT6, and one or more of our STEP courses.