orthopedic residency.

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.

residency update

From Program Director Frank Hoeffner:

August 2020

“We continue to push ahead during these difficult times, the ProPT-NYIT Orthopedic Residency Program has plans to begin its next cohort in October 2020!  We are also pleased to welcome 6 new members to our esteemed Clinical Faculty!

Meredith Johnson, Andrew Frazzini, Zarah Anvery, Thomas Ventura, Thomas McCallum, and David Chen are all past program graduates and are eager to share their knowledge and assist in the development of future residency cohorts.

The mentors are what make a residency program great, and we are delighted to have them on board!” – Frank Hoeffner PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS


spots per cohort






Month Program

150 hour

1-on-1 weekly mentoring


Month Grand Rounds


PPT clinics in LI,NYC,NJ

Applying to an Orthopedic Residency Program

important information.

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2020

Next Cohort Begins: October 2020

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

group of nyit residency students

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.


Frank Hoeffner PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS

Orthopedic Residency Director

Cheryl Hall PT,DHSc,PCS,MBA

Program Coordinator

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
  • Zarah Anvery PT,DPT,OCS
  • David Chen PT,DPT,OCS
  • Farzad Irani PT,DPT,OCS
  • Chris Costello PT,DPT,OCS,SCS
  • Victoria Wilson PT,DPT,OCS,ATC
  • 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 March 2020

  • 14 Program Graduates
  • Graduates routinely achieve FOTO scores above the national average for patient reported outcomes

2019 Andras M. Fulop Founders Award winner

Congratulations to John Nulty, the 2019 Andras M. Fulop Founders Award winner! This award goes each year to a program member that exemplifies the high standards set forth in our programs mission statement. John graduated our residency program in 2016 and is currently the Clinical Director of our West Islip office. In addition John serves as a mentor to both our novice clinicians and residents and recently began teaching in NYITs DPT program. His hard work is an example for others and we are proud to have him as part of the program!

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