Orthopedic Residency Program (Saint Louis, Missouri)

22 Jan 2022 - 11 Dec 2022


The Ola Grimsby Institute has over a 45-year history of success in teaching Orthopedic Residency programs with a basis in manual therapy, offered throughout the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. The orthopedic residency 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. One-to-one clinical mentoring strengthens the resident’s experience beyond simple continuing education coursework or online lectures. The Orthopedic Residency can be completed in two ways: On-Site Residency or Independent Study Residency. Strengths of the Orthopedic Residency program include a foundation in basic sciences and an evidence-based background in clinical practice. With an emphasis on differential diagnosis and critical thinking, the program takes you beyond a simple classification system to determine diagnosis and intervention. Methods to improve clinical reasoning and problem-solving will assist with the development of a patient diagnosis as well as a plan of care. Stop guessing and know exactly what you are treating and how you will impact the patient. Interventions taught will be manual therapy based with emphasis on soft tissue techniques, articulations (i.e. oscillations and stretch) joint mobilizations, extremity manipulation, and spinal manipulation. 

The Orthopedic Residency program of The Ola Grimsby Institute includes manual therapy techniques from different schools and countries. Residents learn how to select between different techniques, and how to dose these interventions, based on the need of each patient. Hands-on courses and mentoring improve not only critical thinking but the skills necessary to perform mobilization and spinal manipulation. The orthopedic manual physical therapy profession is in constant evolution. Models for explanations of our work are consistently undergoing fundamental changes; at the same time, explanations previously accepted within the discipline are now regarded as being incorrect. 

A significant strength of the program is an integrated exercise curriculum teaching specificity of exercise dosage, design, and progression. This exercise curriculum has the foundation in Norwegian MET (Medical Exercise Therapy), taught in the US under the name Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (STEP). Learn how to apply evaluation, manual work, and exercise for an optimal patient outcome. 

All Models include 1:1 Clinical Mentoring Hours – 150 hours with an OGI Clinical Mentor or Faculty member. There is no additional fee for this clinical supervision; however, the student is responsible for all costs related to performing this clinical experience.

All Models result in a Certificate of Completion, awarded for those that complete either of the three program models. The research component is optional, with a Doctorate of Manual Therapy (DMT) awarded upon successful completion of the program along with the research. Students do not have to complete research to complete their Orthopedic Residency program. If they wish, however, to earn a DMT the research component is required in addition to completing all Residency requirements.


Course Details



Registration Open (UTC): 2021-11-10 (05:00 AM)


Start Date (UTC): 2022-01-22 (08:00 AM)


End Date (UTC): 2022-12-11 (08:00 PM)


Course Fee: $9940


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Faculty Details

Dan Washeck


Faculty (PT, OCS, FAAOMPT)


E-mail: dwasheck@olagrimsby.com


Dan has been working in orthopedic physical therapy with a manual therapy emphasis for nearly 20 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and completed 4 years of Post-Graduate training including Residency, Fellowship, Ph.D. training program in orthopedic manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in 2003. After Post-Graduate training, he completed an additional year of Instructor apprenticeship. He became an instructor for the OGI in 2005 and the lead Residency instructor for Seattle in 2011/2012 and St. Louis from 2013 – present.  Dan also completed a 1-year (S.T.E.P) Therapeutic Exercise Residency in 2007. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has authored several chapters in the book series Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and has taught Manual Therapy seminars both nationally and internationally over the past decade. He is currently on the board of directors, board of examiners, and the Residency Director for the OGI. He owns and operates Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual therapy clinic and full-time teaching clinic for post-graduate Residency and Fellowship students for the OGI.

David Grant


Faculty (MPT, COMT, FAAOMPT)


E-mail: dgrant@olagrimsby.com


David Grant is a co-owner of Peak Sport and Spine Rehab in Missouri and has been working in the field of outpatient orthopedics since 2000.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Truman State University and a Master’s of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University.  David completed his Residency, Fellowship, and post-graduate Ph.D. training in orthopedic manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) from 2010-2012.  He completed this training while working for MTI, a manual therapy teaching clinic in Seattle, WA before moving back to Missouri in 2012.  David has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists since 2011.  He has been an instructor with OGI since 2014 and is currently an instructor for the Independent Study Residency Program.  His current office is in Downtown Saint Louis.