Andrew Rothschild comes onto the show today to provide his perspective going through a physical therapy orthopedic residency & fellowship program. He discusses why he decided to pursue residency/fellowship, the residency & fellowship curriculum including the didactic & mentorship components, his thoughts on the OCS exam and its relevance to real world clinical practice, how the OCS exam can be improved, how residency/fellowship has improved his clinical practice & career, his critiques & limitations of residency/fellowship training, and more!

Andrew Rothschild, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is a 2006 graduate VCU’s Medical College of Virginia with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  He has been a physical therapist for nine years working in a variety of outpatient orthopedic clinical settings. He became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2008 and received his manual therapy certification from the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2010. He went on to complete Manual Therapy Residency and Fellowship training through the Ola Grimsby institute in 2011 and 2012 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2013. He has served as adjunct faculty and a guest lecturer in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University and has also provided lectures at the UT Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Andrew also has additional extensive training in spinal manipulation and dry needling and has served as a clinical mentor not only for students in PT school, but for physical therapists working towards their manual therapy fellowship.  He currently is teaching for the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments and he is a contributor to the Modern Manual Therapy Blog.

He is a cohost of the Healthcare Disruption and the host of his own podcast the “Physical Therapy Soapbox Podcast” in which he aims to provide clarity to the general population by discussing and debunking long-held myths & providing the most up to date information from the latest research and experts in the field on many topics within the world of physical therapy.

He is a former college soccer player and he also has a Bachelor’s in Geography and also fellow star wars fan.

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Andrew’s Interview on the Pain Reframed Podcast: 

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