MDT Fellowship Program

The MIUSA Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Fellowship Program

The McKenzie Institute USA Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional fellowship program for physical therapists in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.

The program commenced in May 2008 to further the education of physical therapists in MDT/OMPT practice and research in the United States and reaccredited successfully in 2014.

A collaborative effort between several educational institutions and health systems including The McKenzie Institute International (MII), APTA, AAOMPT, and physical therapy facilities, the purpose of this program is to give the Fellow candidates advanced training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) while continuing their clinical practice. Continuing clinical practice will make the training immediately applicable, thereby allowing for improved retention of information as well as manual skill implementation.

The anticipated outcome for those completing the training are:

  • Development of high level clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills in MDT/OMPT.
  • Eligibility to apply for Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).
  • Recognition of Fellowship training by the APTA.

The program is in the process of applying for a change in curriculum with ABPTRFE to be effective in 2019. We will post further details as they become available.

In the interim, we welcome questions or expressed interest emailed to:

Ron Schenk, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Dip. MDT - Residency Program Director

Stacey Lyon, MIUSA Executive Director