Orthopedic Residency Program


The CPRS Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency offers an intense and rigorous clinical and classroom training in the art and science of orthopedic physical therapy practice. It is a one-year residency designed for physical therapists pursing specialized post-professional clinical education. By providing ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring, classroom and clinical instruction, this program allows physical therapists to take their career to the next level.

The CPRS Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency consists of three 16 week trimesters (Parts A, B, and C, all of which are listed in the table below) that need not be completed in sequence. CPRS accepts a limited number of residents each year on a rolling admission basis. All residents are full time salaried CPRS employees and are offered a benefits package.




The CPRS Residency is the only program known to be housed in an employee owned organization. After one year of employment, residents are eligible for enrollment in the CPRS employee stock ownership.


Clinical Practice


Residents will practice in one of CPRS' 26 facilities in Central Pennsylvania under the supervision of a residency faculty member. CPRS is an employee owned private practice offering physical therapy, wellness sports rehab, and occupational health services. A Residency weekly schedule sample can be seen below.




Residents practice independently 35 hours per week (3 of which are alongside a mentor) and residents receive classroom instruction for 5 hours per week. There are also directed learning experiences that must be completed to meet the residency program requirements.


1:1 Mentoring


Residents are mentored by academic and clinical faculty who possess advanced clinical skills (board specialty certification or fellowship credentials), expertise in teaching, and involvement in scholarly and professional activities.


Optional Directed Learning Experiences


  • Lab Assistance (at entry level DPT program)
  • Surgical observation/Physician shadowing
  • Marketing/Practice management
  • Programming development
  • Clinical Instruction
  • Authorship
  • Occupational health programming
  • Professional presentation
  • Advanced certification
  • Hand & TMJ clinic experience
  • Journal Club/Internal continuing education
  • Case Study
  • Research Activities


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    For More Information Please Contact:

    Mark A. Brown, MSPT, OCS, Certified MDT, Residency Director CPRS Physical Therpay

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