The most comprehensive and intensive clinical education program Therapeutic Associates (TAI) offers is our Orthopaedic Residency Program. Its mission is to provide high quality educational training to facilitate the development of superior orthopaedic and progressive clinical management skills. Our goal is to create practitioners who better serve the company, our patients and clients, and the profession of physical therapy. Residents broadly gain orthopaedic skills but specifically focus on an area of clinical interest that directs projects and other work. The program is ideal for new grads or therapists earlier in their careers, but it is open to any TAI therapist working in any of our clinics. The structure of this program is best suited for the self-directed learner.

Therapeutic Associates, Inc. is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional clinical residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedics.

What makes our program unique:

  • Emphasis on manual therapy, with FAAOMPT faculty
  • Focus on private practice leadership
  • Full time PT salary
  • Capitalizes on the rich resources of our company’s long history and many resources, including utilizing the wealth of information of our CareConnections product line

Current Residents | Graduates | Faculty


ManualTherapy-1Residents are full time employees that are paid a competitive salary and eligible for full benefits. The total program cost for the resident is approximately $7500, after clinic and TAI contributions. In most cases, the resident is eligible to receive repayment of those costs in the two years that follow the completion of the program (in addition to the current salary).

Start Dates and Program Duration:

Applications are due on October 1. The program is 2 years in length and residents must be employed by Therapeutic Associates.

Application and Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Minimal eligibility requirements for acceptance into the program include:

  • Valid physical therapy license in the state in which the clinic is located
  • Employment with Therapeutic Associates and compliance with all company employment requirements
  • Desirable applicants include those who:
    • Have serious interest or experience in orthopaedic, manual physical therapy and private practice
    • Demonstrate leadership potential
    • Identify as self-directed and self-motivated learners
    • Possess strong fundamentals in the principles of clinical reasoning and the application of manual examination and treatment procedures (Note: Completion of NAIOMT’s 500 level Course, TAI’s Clinical Reasoning Course, and a Pain Management Course are required prior to beginning the Residency Program*)

Eligible candidates will be selected for an interview and evaluation of basic clinical competencies. Notification of applicant’s acceptance into the program will be made by the end of each calendar year. If acceptance is denied, the candidate may appeal in writing within 10 days of receiving notice. This appeal will be reviewed by the initial committee within 10 days of receipt of the appeal. Accepted Residents officially start the program on January 1.

*Will work individually with Resident candidates on this requirement to support successful completion.

For More Information:

Please contact Lori Dillon, Director of Professional Development

By phone: (800) 249-9020 ext. 2221