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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

HealthCare Partners Medical Group Physical Therapy is proud to offer an APTA credentialed Orthopaedic Residency since 2001.  Professionalism, quality healthcare, contribution to the community, competence with evidence based practice and attainment of national certification standards are values that illustrate how we make a difference in the lives of the people we encounter.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide advanced clinical practice of physical therapists that accelerates professional development in orthopaedic and clinical reasoning in becoming a:  

  • Highly skilled patient care provider
  • Resource, educator and mentor to others in the community that they serve
  • Competent consumer and contributor to the scientific literature
  • APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy


Our Program

Begins in January of each year and runs for 50 consecutive weeks. Three residents are accepted to the program each year.

Clinical Portion:

    Clinic is located in Torrance

    1:1 Mentoring with Clinical Faculty - 4 hours per week, rotating with three Clinical Faculty during the year.  Clinical faculty members are all Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists.

    Residents have the opportunity to see more than 500 new patients of varied orthopedic diagnoses and assist in mentoring of first year PT students.

Didactic Portion:

    Clinical lab skills and lectures are held on 8 large group seminar weekends (128 hours) and various Mondays in a small group for lab skills (varies from 10-11).

The Resident is employed by HealthCare Partners and is paid for the hours worked.

The Resident’s benefit package from HealthCare Partners includes medical, dental and paid time off.



Our Residency Application Process

To begin your application for the HealthCare Partners, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency you can directly access Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services using the following link: RFPTCAS

Our Program Outcomes

100% Resident graduation rate since 2011 (92% overall)
100% OCS exam pass rate since 2011 (94% overall)

Our Location

For more information, please contact: 
Tina Hertlein, PT, OCS, CHT
23430 Hawthorne Blvd, #105
Torrance, CA 90505
310.465.2451
310.373.4686 Fax
thertlein@healthcarepartners.com