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Sports Residency

MTI PT is proud to offer a Sports Residency program to qualifying MTI employees. This program is built with the needs of the athlete to progress and transition from traditional clinical rehabilitation, return to play and competition. This program provides a theoretical foundation for addressing all athletes through evidence based practice and clinical experiences through many different sports, varied levels of competition for athletes and field experience.

Program Experiences include:

  • Patient assessment from field triage to tissue specific differential diagnosis in the clinical setting
  • Manual therapy assessment and interventions, including spinal manipulation
  • Emergency response for the injured athlete
  • Tissue based rehabilitation programs from post-op to return to play
  • Injury reduction and performance enhancement assessment and training
  • Working with and treating Division 1, Semi-pro and professional athletes and training staff
  • 150+ hours of clinical mentoring
  • 200 hours of field experience in a variety of athletic settings
  • Successful graduates are qualified to sit for the Special Certification in Sports (SCS) through the ABPTS

Professional Benefits
TUITION AND SALARY FOR THE SPORTS RESIDENCY
Tuition includes courses and examination fees. Online curriculum is concurrent with the 12-month program. Includes written materials, online videos, Medbridge videos and textbooks. Extensive manual therapy training and advanced exercise curriculum are built into the program.

NATIONAL AND STATE CHAPTER DUES
State license fees, APTA, APTA-WA and AAOMPT memberships.

150 HOURS 1:1 CLINICAL MENTORING
Field hours may count toward 150 1:1 mentoring hours which meets requirements for ABPTRFE accreditation standards for Residency programs

200 HOURS ATHLETIC FIELD EXPERIENCE
Opportunity to work with professional Rugby players, Professional Beach Volleyball athletes, collegiate athletes from Seattle University, as well as the opportunity to staff local sporting events. Field hours may count toward 150 1:1 mentoring hours, if mentors present. Mentoring and field hours meet requirements for ABPTRFE accreditation standards for Residency programs

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
Employee health insurance, 401k plan (7.5% MTI contribution), dental, vision, 3 weeks PTO and 7 paid holidays.

4-DAY WORK WEEK/1 PATIENT PER HOUR
One-hour patient visits allow time to practice and develop clinical reasoning, manual skills and exercise prescription expertise.

CLASS STRUCTURE
5 hour, weekly class days, on Tuesday mornings, up to 48 weeks of the year. Additional field hours required outside of normal clinical hours.

Step To Apply:
Apply for a full-time position at MTI, contact careers@mtipt.com.

Once hired by MTI:

Complete the enrollment application for the MTI Sport Residency program
*The program is also open to all current MTI employees regardless of completion status of past Orthopedic Residency or Manual Therapy Fellowship program.

The MTI Physical Therapy Sports Residency is taught fully in-house with our exceptional team of instructors, clinical mentors and adjunct field mentors. This program meets eligibility requirements for accreditation with ABPTRFE, including 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring built into your normal work schedule, as well as 200 hours of field experience.

Graduates Achieve:

  1. Eligibility to sit for the Special Certification in Sports (SCS) through the ABPTS.
  2. Eligibility for Spinal Manipulation Endorsement for professional physical therapy license from the State of Washington

Program Faculty: