Orthopedic Residency

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency in partnership with UCHealth is a structured, post-professional education program for licensed physical therapists who have graduated from an accredited DPT program. The orthopedic residency will offer experiences in outpatient patient management through the UCHealth system and didactic as well as teaching experiences through the resources of the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program on the prestigious Anschutz Medical Campus. There is no tuition and residents earn a salary with a comprehensive benefits package. Residency graduates will be qualified to sit for the ABPTS orthopedic clinical specialist exam.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency in partnership with UCHealth will begin accepting applications for the 2022/2023 cycle in November 2021. The application cycle will open November 1 2021 through RF-PTCAS .


The orthopedic physical therapy residency program will elevate the profession and standard of patient care by developing specialized orthopedic physical therapists who demonstrate integrity, excellence and leadership through innovative evidence-based patient management, as well as professional and community education.


Please carefully read and review this website. If you would like additional information, you may contact:
Program Coordinator:
David James, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Program Director:
Lisa Redavid​​​, PT, DPT, OCS

Each applicant is required to complete the RF-PTCAS application and pay the supplemental fee. After completing the application, you must also pay the required supplemental application fee of $75. Failure to pay the supplemental application fee will result in your application being considered incomplete.


Please reference the FAQs for detailed information about the Residency and it's processes.