Orthopedic Residency

81 Resident Graduates
>24,000 Mentoring Hours

MTI PT is proud to offer full-time orthopedic residency training in conjunction with the Ola Grimsby Institute. Teaching is in our DNA, graduating the most residents and fellows in the state of Washington. Our experience shows:

  • Teaching full-time residency programs since 2002
  • MTI PT has trained and graduated 81 orthopedic resident… and counting
  • Over 11,000 hours of clinical mentoring for our employees, as well as part-time residency students from the United States and Europe
  • Exceptional learning environment with experienced faculty, clinical mentors and past graduates

Program Benefits

  • Full time salary based on 36-38 hour work week.
  • FULL TUITION coverage for the OGI Orthopedic Residency / DMT Program, associated courses and exam fees
  • 12-Month Orthopedic Residency with Manual Therapy and Exercise emphasis
  • Class structure – 24 class days (mid-week), as well as four weekend courses.
  • 150 clinical supervision built into the normal work week from experienced clinicians and mentors

Additional Benefits

  • Paid Dues: APTA, APTA-WA, AAOMPT
  • State license fees
  • Employee health insurance, 401k plan (7.5% MTI contribution), dental, vision, 3 weeks PTO and 7 paid holidays.
  • 4-day work week
  • 1-hour patient visits allow time to practice and develop clinical reasoning, manual skills and exercise prescription expertise.

The Orthopedic Residency program is taught in cooperation with the Ola Grimsby Institute. The program involves an exceptional didactic program in differential diagnosis, manual therapy treatment interventions and an advanced exercise curriculum addressing tissue repair through functional return. This accredited program meets ABPTRFE’s standards for content and clinical instruction.

Graduates achieve:

  1. Eligibility to sit for the Specialty Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) through the ABPTS.
  2. Eligibility for Spinal Manipulation Endorsement for professional physical therapy license from the State of Washington
  3. Doctorate of Manual Therapy (DMT) for those graduates that compete a dissertation

Step To Apply:

  1. Apply for a full-time position at MTI, contact
  2. Complete application and acceptance through the The Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI.)
  3. Complete the enrollment agreement from the OGI.

*MTI full-time resident positions are limited by need and availability. You can complete the OGI residency program on an independent track no matter where you work. Contact the OGI for more information.

Brad Jordan (deceased), Rick Hobsuch and Ola Grimsby 1990.










The above photo represents the core faculty for the OGI throughout the 1980s, and the foundational faculty for the first Orthopedic Manual therapy residency program in Seattle. The 3 owners of MTI completed this 2-year program in 19910, taking an additional 2-year program that exceeded the current Fellowship level of training. MTI is forever grateful to these individuals for their contributions to our education, clinical training and current programs.

Ola Grimsby Institute