Clinician Development

Committed to Equipping & Empowering Great Clinicians

BenchMark Rehab Institute – BMRP’s post professional education program, which includes continuing education courses for clinicians of all levels. BRI offers certification tracks in manual therapy, dry needling, and proficiency in ortho physical therapy as well as:

• Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency • Hand Therapy Fellowship • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy  •  Continuing Education


Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency
Our 12-month Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program prepares physical therapists to sit for board certification as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS). We utilize a blended learning format that incorporates online curriculum and weekend lab courses led by recognized leaders in the profession.

Hand Therapy Fellowship
Our hand therapy fellowship is a structured educational and clinical mentoring program designed to prepare the practicing clinician for specialization in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. Provided all eligibility criteria set forth by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission are met, fellows may sit for the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) examination after graduation.
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Our 18-month OMPT Fellowship program provides a combination of advanced didactic education and intensive clinical mentorship to guide experienced, board-certified clinicians. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, FAAOMPT. 
Continuing Education
Take your physical therapy expertise to the next level. BRI creates uniquely exceptional programming by combining world class faculty with the most up to date and relevant evidence informed practice patterns that cover a wide range of eclectic orthopaedic physical therapy. All of our courses are developed by fellowship trained clinicians, are lab intensive and provide a strong focus on clinical reasoning. Our courses are specifically designed to help you utilize these new skills and techniques immediately.


Student Relations


Clinical Internships

We collaborate with accredited physical therapy and occupational therapy programs to offer students clinical rotation affiliations that provide hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn from leading professionals throughout the region. Our program provides a diverse orthopaedic and neurological caseload, physician shadowing, peer-to-peer interactions, surgical observation opportunities, grand rounds and much more so that interns leave with advanced knowledge in clinical decision-making through the application of evidence-based practice.

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Student Observation Program

We are happy to provide student observation opportunities for those interested in the fields of occupational or physical therapy. If you would like to learn more, contact the clinic location nearest you to inquire about availability. Once you confirm availability and set up a time for observation, you will need to review the Volunteer Handbook. Please print the following documents from the handbook and take them with you to the clinic on your first day:

  • Volunteer Information
  • HIPAA Confidentiality Agreement
  • Release of Claims for Accidental Injury
  • Volunteer Expectations and Goals