SPINE AND SPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALISTS (SSPTS) HAS SEVERAL RESIDENCY AFFILIATIONS. FIND OUT MORE BELOW!

While in clinic, the resident spends time under direct mentorship of existing OCS physical therapists whom aid in shaping and helping the resident grow as a therapist. Upon completion of the residency, the therapist is then eligible to take the board exam to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists remains committed to advancing the physical therapy profession while providing outstanding care to our patients, and this is no exception. The residency provides an opportunity for our therapists to remain on the cutting edge in our knowledge base, while helping to produce physical therapists that excel professionally. A physical therapist must first be employed by Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists prior to enrolling in an affiliated orthopedic physical therapy residency. For more information please contact Tim Thorsen at tthorsen@spinesport.com or call at (715) 365-5252.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Meriter Hospital Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

Since 2009, Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists has been in partnership with UW Hospital and Clinics and Meriter Hospital Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. The residency is a yearlong program during which a physical therapist works at one of our locations seeing patient’s part time, while also completing various didactic units in conjunction with the UW Madison Physical Therapy program aimed at furthering the therapist’s knowledge and manual skill set.

Former UW Orthopedic Residents Include:
Dr. John Rugotzke, PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS (2009-2010)*
Dr. Ryan Wooderson, PT, DPT, OCS (2012-2013)
Dr. Ryan Schouweiler, PT, DPT, OCS (2014-2015)*

* currently employed at Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists

Evidence in Motion Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

Since 2010, Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists has been in partnership with Evidence in Motion’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. The residency is an 18 month program during which a physical therapist works at one of our locations seeing patient’s, while also completing various didactic units in conjunction with Evidence in Motion’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy program aimed at furthering the therapist’s knowledge and manual skill set. Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists has been a network partner with Evidence in Motion since 2014.

Former EIM Orthopedic Residents Include:
Dr. Ben Solheim, PT, DPT, OCS (2011-2012)*
Dr. Whitney Lochowitz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT (2011-2013)*

* currently employed at Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists

University of St. Augustine Clinical Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Specialists has been in partnership with University of St. Augustine Clinical Orthopedic Residency. The residency is between 12 to 36 months during which a physical therapist works at one of our locations seeing patient’s, while also completing various didactic units in conjunction with University of St. Augustine Clinical Orthopedic Residency program aimed at furthering the therapist’s knowledge and manual skill set.