orthopedic residency.

The Residency Program's 2022 Application Site is Now Open!

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.
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From Program Director Frank Hoeffner

“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.”

 Frank Hoeffner PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS


spots per cohort






Month Program

150 hour

1-on-1 weekly mentoring


Month Grand Rounds


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Applying to an Orthopedic Residency Program

important information.

2022 Cohort Applications Now Open!

Next cohort begins in October 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

Learn more about the Professional Physical Therapy-New York Institute of Technology Residency Program

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 in May 1 and will assist in the Gross Anatomy, Manual Therapy I (extremities), and Manual Therapy II (spine) courses.

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Residents assisting with the Clinical Excellence Department will begin in October and will assist the department in educational activities for the clinical staff.

Both educational tracks will begin clinical hours and mentoring in October. 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 at least 2 mentors.

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 October and January 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

Program Coordinator

Cheryl Hall PT,DHSc,PCS,MBA

Clinical Faculty

  • 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
  • Tim Tyler MSPT, ATC
  • 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

Mission Statement

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 January 2022

  • 35 Program Graduates
  • Graduates routinely achieve FOTO scores above the national average for patient reported outcome
  • 100% Pass Rate on 2021 OCS Exam

2021 Andras M. Fulop Founders Award winner

Congratulations to Meredith Johnson. Meredith is a previous program graduate and current clinical faculty member. Meredith embodies the true spirit of our programs mission statement and we are grateful to have her with us.

Meredith Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS


Learn more about the Professional Physical Therapy-New York Institute of Technology Residency Program