The Fairview Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency is a post-professional clinical and didactic education experience designed for PTs who wish to significantly advance their preparation as a specialty provider of orthopedic patient care services. It combines ongoing clinical mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry.
Program graduates gain the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional orthopedic patient care, learn to integrate evidence with clinical practice and serve as an advocate for physical therapy to consumers and colleagues in the communities we serve through education and community service.
This orthopedic residency is hosted within Fairview Health Services by the Institute for Athletic Medicine, and its strategic partner, OSI Physical therapy. Both are organizations that are dedicated to excellence in orthopedic care.
Up to three Residents are accepted for each Residency year. One Resident per year is accepted into a business leadership position. All Residents are provided with the curriculum listed below. Capstone projects differ between business leadership track Residents and traditional track Residents. Residents receive guidance from the Residency director and other faculty for the selection and completion of the capstone project.
Each Resident is paid at a rate commensurate with an 80% caseload at the current new graduate salary. Residents are eligible for full health, dental, liability, disability insurance benefit and two weeks paid time off as per Fairview Health Service employee standard.
There is no tuition or fee involved with the residency.
Thirteen-month appointment beginning on/around August 1st of each year, ending on August 31st of the following calendar year.
Accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Fellowship and Residency Education through August 31st 2027.
The Fairview Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program participates in the APTA American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education centralized application process called RF-PTCAS.
Residency Director and physical therapist Annie Lewis DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT was the first graduate of the Fairview Orthopedic Residency and has been involved with the Residency faculty since 2014. She completed her DPT at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis, MN. Lewis sees patients in Blaine, MN in addition to her Residency duties. Her clinical interests include low back and hip pain, lower extremity rehabilitation, neck pain, cervicogenic headaches, and TMD. She has presented locally on the topics of spine care in the general population, pediatrics, and athletes.
More than ten residency faculty bring advanced training and clinical skills in a full spectrum of Orthopedic injuries. Residents work with faculty throughout the year at rehabilitation clinics located in the Twin Cities Metro area.
Direct any questions to the program director:
Annie Lewis DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT