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Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency

Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency

Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency Program


The Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency is an intensive, one-year experience combining clinical mentoring and didactic learning.

Program Mission

The program's mission is to educate and mentor physical therapist practitioners of choice who are specialists in the field of orthopedics and serve as leaders in the clinical, educational, and professional community. In line with the American Physical Therapy Association's Vision 2020 plan, it stresses the increasing need for residency/fellowship education within a doctoring profession. 

Learning Experience

Residents can expect a diverse learning experience from Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab therapists, physiatrists and orthopedic surgeons within Jefferson Health (which now includes Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab). The program provides a comprehensive learning environment, with ample time to work alongside physical therapists certified in orthopedics. The program is designed to advance clinical knowledge, reasoning, and decision-making.

What to Expect

The 50-week residency program comes with a full-time salary as well as medical benefits and is structured as a 32-hour work week. Each week of residency learning activities includes four-to-six hours of lecture and lab instruction, in addition to four hours of mentored patient care. The program has each resident practice and receive mentoring utilizing rotations at several Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab locations. Working alongside your mentors allows for continued exposure to techniques and patient care and creates an ongoing learning atmosphere. 


Program Details

Tuition for the Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency program is $8000.00. Payments can be made in 8 installments throughout the year.

Residency and Fellowship Financial Fact Sheet 2023 - 2024
The Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency has each resident practice and receive mentoring utilizing rotations at several locations. Below are the locations that have been used with previous cohorts:
  • Jefferson Health at the Navy Yard
  • Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Castor Avenue
  • Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Center City
  • Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation Hospital - Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital
  • Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Lansdale
  • Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Plymouth Meeting
  • Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Tabor Road

Faculty

Justin Budich, PT, DPT, OCS
Level 4 clinician, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Tabor Road Board certified in orthopaedics Graduate of Arcadia University's DPT program 2007 Adjunct professor and lab assistant, Arcadia University Manages Evidence Based Medicine Special Interest Group for Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab


Patricia Crane, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT, CLT
Board certified in orthopaedics, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists Certified in mechanical diagnosis and treatment using the McKenzie Method Certified lymphedema therapist Associate faculty at Temple University in the PT program
Brandon Fredhoff, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Board certified in orthopaedics, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists Adjunct professor, Jefferson University Adjunct professor, Rutgers University Adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh Adjunct professor, Widener University
M. Alex Haddad, PT, DPT, OCS, MS, PhD
Level 3 clinician, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Tabor Road, Board certified in orthopaedics Graduate of Drexel University’s DPT program 2010 Graduate of Arcadia University's Orthopedic Residency Program Associate faculty at Neumann College in the PT program
Theresa Meihofer, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CLT, CSCS
Level 4 clinician, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Center One, Certified in mechanical diagnosis and treatment using the McKenzie Method Certified lymphedema therapist
Danielle Monica, PT, DPT, OCS
Level 3 clinician, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Jenkintown, Board certified in orthopaedics, Graduate of Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab’s Orthopedic Residency Program
John Morris, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT
Residency Director, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency | Clinical Manager, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Lansdale and Plymouth Meeting Outpatient Centers
Board certified in orthopaedics, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists, Certified in mechanical diagnosis and treatment using the McKenzie Method
Michael Parlatore, PT, DPT
Clinical Manager, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation Hospital - Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital
Graduate of Arcadia University's DPT program, 2007 Associate faculty, Arcadia University, Manager of Sports Medicine Special Interest Group at Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab
James Poston, PT, OCS, CFMT
Level 4 clinician, Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Center City Certified Functional Manual Physical Therapist
Board certified in orthopaedics
Rick Webb, PT, DPT, OCS
Board certified in orthopaedics, Graduate of Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab’s Orthopedic Residency Program

Guest Lecturers

  • Alessandro Antonini, PT, DPT, CIMT, FAAOMPT
  • Janine Brodvosky
  • Christopher Brown, OT, CHT
  • Kelsy Espy, DPT, OCS
  • Alex Nelson, DPT, OCS
  • Quentin Paquette, MPT
  • Lysa Shocket, MS, OTR/L, CHT
  • Lynn Tuohy, MPT
  • Bob Wellmon, PhD, PT, NCS

Sample Curriculum

Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Management of the Cervical Spine
Instructor: Patricia Crane, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CLT, Cert. MDT

Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Management for Temporomandibular Disorders
Instructor: Michael Parlatore, PT, DPT

Evidence Based Physical Therapy Management of the Thoracic Spine
Instructor: Rick Webb, PT, DPT, OCS

Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Management of the Lumbar Spine
Instructor: Patricia Crane, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CLT, Cert. MDT

Mechanical Assessment of the Spine
Instructor: John Morris, MSPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT

Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening of the Orthopedic Patient
Instructor: John Morris, MSPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT

Evidence-based Physical Therapy Management of the Sacroiliac Joint
Instructor: James Poston, PT, OCS, CFMT

Evidence-based Physical Therapy Management of the Hip
Instructor: Justin Budich, PT, DPT, OCS

Evidence-based Physical Therapy Management of the Knee
Instructor: Justin Budich, PT, DPT, OCS

Evidence-based Physical Therapy Management of the Foot and Ankle
Instructor: M. Alex Haddad, PT, DPT, OCS, MS, PhD

Rehabilitative Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder
Instructor: Residency Faculty

Assessment and Treatment of the Dizzy Patient
Instructors: Janine Brodvosky, PT, DPT; John Morris, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT; Jing Zhou, PT, DPT, PhD; Rick Webb, PT, DPT, OCS

Other Learning Experiences

Anatomy cadaver lab
Capstone project
Case study presentations
Clinical supervision of Jefferson University DPT students in pro bono clinic
Hand therapy clinic observation
Journal club
Pro bono Surgical Observations
Virtual Case Discussions

Outcomes

The Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency Program has a history of success in participant outcomes.


Program Graduation

100%

100% of Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency participants have graduated the program


ABPTS Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Examination

100%

100% of program graduates have passed the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist (ABPTS) Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Examination


Admissions Process

Applications are evaluated by the Orthopedic Residency Director and faculty based on:

  • Admission requirements
  • Academic and clinical education, continuing education, and other relevant experience
  • Clinical experience in orthopedics
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstration of professionalism and commitment
In accordance with hospital policy, all employment-related decisions, including program recruitment, admission, retention, and dismissal, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, marital status, age (18 or older), disability, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Residency Program Application

Requirements for Applicants

  1. Current Pennsylvania Physical Therapy License or ability to obtain a Pennsylvania license prior to starting the program
  2. CPR certification

Program Timeline

The program is a 50-week full time residency. Application deadline is April 30th.

Application and Contact Information

All interested applicants must apply through the RF-PTCAS system.



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Program accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education.


Questions

For further information or questions regarding the program or application/admission process, please contact John Morris.


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Dr. John Morris

Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehab Orthopedic Residency Director

john.morris@jefferson.edu

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