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Orthopaedic Residency

 The University of Indianapolis/Body One Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency Program is accepting applications. Our program has been credentialed by APTA.


The program promotes excellence, professionalism, and integrity in advanced practice and prepares graduates who have expert knowledge and skills in orthopaedics for autonomous practice and leadership roles within the profession.

The goals of the program are to prepare the resident to:

1. Practice at the level of an expert orthopaedic clinician as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Description of Advanced Clinical Practice.

2. Become an independent, self-motivated learner through rigorous academic and clinical components of the curriculum.

3. Apply basic science knowledge with management of patients with orthopedics conditions.

4. Integrate a variety of learning experiences surrounding orthopaedic medicine including, but not limited to, radiology, rheumatology, orthopaedic surgery, and family practice.

5. Educate others including patients, students and peers through application of effective teaching and learning practices.

Curriculum and Schedule

The preferred dates for the residency are July through June; however, alternate dates will be considered for qualified applicants.  Within the clinical setting (Body One), educational components will be divided into upper (cervical spine through hand) and lower (lumbar spine through foot) quarters over the course of one year.  Mentored teaching activities will be integrated within the musculoskeletal courses and will include graduate assistant work and assessment of DPT student performance, as well as mentored clinical instruction of DPT students at Body One.  Weekly didactic and hands-on learning sessions will take place in the clinic. To complement the clinical learning, residents will enroll in and complete two postprofessional courses (PTPP 526 Differential Diagnosis and PTPP 556 Medical Screening) during the residency as well as a teaching practicum (PTPP 563) that extends over the course of the year. Residents will spend 10 hours on campus and 30 hours at Body One per week.

Salary and Tuition

Residents will earn approximately 70% salary for clinical work at Body One Physical Therapy. Tuition credit will be earned for postprofessional coursework in exchange for teaching activities at UIndy.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Be eligible for or hold a valid Indiana Physical Therapy License.

2. Comply with all University of Indianapolis employment requirements.

Desirable Applicants

1. Possess strong skills in clinical reasoning and the application of manual examination and treatment procedures.

2. Possess superior verbal and written communication skills.

Potential residents will complete the Residency Fellowship-Physical Therapy Centralized Application by March 15. Superior candidates will be selected for an interview and evaluation of basic clinical competencies with members of the selection committee.

For more information, please contact Ryan Cotton, PT, DHS, OCS  or Emily Slaven, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, CertMDT .

University of Indianapolis (UIndy)                                       
College of Health Sciences
Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT)                   
1400 E Hanna Ave    
Indianapolis, IN 46227     

Body One Physical Therapy
8902 N Meridian St, Ste 215
Indianapolis, IN 46260