“Our Program has worked diligently over the past 5 years to train the future leaders in the field of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and to maintain the Quality Standards set forth by the ABPTRFE. Receiving the 10-year Accreditation marks a milestone for our achievements, and is a testament to the caliber of our Clinical Faculty, Program Graduates, and current Residents.”
The Residency Program's 2022 Cohort will begin accepting applications in February, 2022.
The Professional Physical Therapy Residency Program is proudly operated in conjunction with the New York Institute of Technology
Our residency program is built around the objective of training motivated individuals in the science and implementation of orthopedic physical therapy.
From Program Director Frank Hoeffner:
spots per cohort
1-on-1 weekly mentoring
Month Grand Rounds
PPT clinics in LI,NYC,NJ
Applying to an Orthopedic Residency Program
2022 Cohort Applications open February, 2022
All applications must be submitted to RFPTCAS
Who you are
3rd year DPT student or recent PT school graduate
Student or graduate seeking rigorous residency program to hone your clinical skills
Motivated individuals aiming for a career centered on delivering superior patient outcomes
Looking for a program that supports eligibility for ABPTS Board Exams in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
The Professional Physical Therapy-New York Institute of Technology Residency Program is a 13-month curriculum that covers clinical practice, didactic training, and teaching experience.
The program features:
- 150 hours of 1:1 clinical supervision and mentorship provided by residency trained physical therapists that are board-certified in orthopedics.
- 300 hours of didactic clinical coursework provided by USC Seminars & Professional Physical Therapy.
- Teaching assistant positions are offered at New York Institute of Technology and Professional Physical Therapy’s Clinical Excellence Department.
Residents that teach at New York Institute of Technology will begin on May 1st and will assist in the Gross Anatomy, Manual Therapy I (extremities), and Manual Therapy II (spine) courses.
Residents assisting with the Clinical Excellence Department will begin on August 1st and will assist the department in educational activities for the clinical staff.
Both educational tracks will begin clinical hours and mentoring on August 1st. The resident receives 1:1 mentorship for 3 hours per week at prearranged times. All mentors are residency trained and board-certified in orthopedics. The residents will rotate through mentors in 3-4 month intervals.
The didactic coursework is provided by USC Seminars & Professional Physical Therapy and is held at a Professional Physical Therapy location. The resident receives 15 days of coursework divided over 5 weekend intensives (Friday through Sunday). These take place between September and December of the residency year. In addition, each resident participates in monthly Grand Rounds and Journal Clubs.
Learn more about the Professional Physical Therapy-New York Institute of Technology Residency Program and apply here.
Orthopedic Residency Director
Frank Hoeffner PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS
Cheryl Hall PT,DHSc,PCS,MBA
- Robert Shapiro MA, PT, COMT
- Nicole Saladino PT,DPT,OCS
- John Nulty PT, DPT,OCS,CSCS
- Owen Lennon PT,DPT,OCS
- Thomas Ventura PT,DPT,OCS
- Thomas McCallum PT,DPT,OCS
- Purvang Kapadia PT,DPT,OCS
- Vinit Kothekar PT,DPT,OCS
- Alex Bua PT,DPT,OCS
- Michael Camacho PT,DPT,OCS
- David Chen PT,DPT,OCS
- Farzad Irani PT,DPT,OCS
- Chris Costello PT,DPT,OCS,SCS
- Mike Habersaat PT,DPT,OCS
- Meredith Johnson PT,DPT,OCS
- Andrew Frazzini PT,DPT,OCS
Professional Physical Therapy-NYIT Orthopedic Residency Program
Our mission is to provide clinical and didactic education to highly-motivated individuals seeking to elevate themselves in the field of orthopedic physical therapy. Our program will hold its residents to the highest standards and graduate skilled practitioners who are capable of providing an incomparable level of patient care and contributing to the growth and development of their fellow physical therapists. By virtue of critical thinking, lifelong learning, and ethical values, residency graduates will be able to:
- Render expert independent judgments concerning patient needs
- Sit for the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Exam and earn the credentials of Clinical Specialist
- Contribute to the profession and society through practice, teaching, administration, discovery, and application of new knowledge in the field of orthopedic physical therapy
Program Outcomes as of March 2020
- 23 Program Graduates
- Graduates routinely achieve FOTO scores above the national average for patient reported outcome
2020 Andras M. Fulop Founders Award winners
Congratulations to Farzad Irani and Chris Costello, the 2020 Andras M. Fulop Founders Award winners! Chris and Farzad are clinical faculty members and have been instrumental in the growth of the program in the NYC region.