Didactic content is delivered via eight webinars/small group seminars, eight independent study modules, bimonthly grand rounds and monthly journal clubs in which fellows have the opportunity to interact with all fellows in the program as well as Orthopaedic Residents in our Orthopaedic Residency program. In addition, there are seven on-site one and two-day modules held at Boston University to address psychomotor skill development.

Onsite Weekend Courses (at Boston University)

  • Introduction to Manual Physical Therapy
  • Current Concepts in Pain (Nociceptive, Neuropathic, Nociplastic)
  • Cervical Spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Therapeutic Exercise (1/2 day only)
  • Lower Extremity
  • Upper Extremity
  • Head and Neck – Concussion and TMD

Didactic Training

  • Diagnostic Imaging Principles
  • Diagnostic Imaging Extremities
  • Diagnostic Imaging Spine
  • Clinical Medicine, Medical Screening
  • Informed Consent
  • Pain Science
  • Evidence Based Practice Application
  • Complex Case Application Spine
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Professionalism, Ethics, and Advocacy

Journal Review

Journal clubs are monthly for 1 hour.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are scheduled twice per month. Your specific rounds will be assigned at Introductory Weekend.

Independent Study Modules

Independent self-paced learning modules are delivered via Blackboard Educational Technology.

All Fellows in Training (FIT) will receive 1:1 clinical mentorship with a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). All FIT’s are matched with a mentor upon acceptance into the program and will have opportunities to work with and learn from multiple mentors throughout the year.