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Welcome to Southern Oregon's first ABPTRFE-accredited OMPT/Spine Fellowship program for the most advanced and cutting edge education and training in orthopedic manual therapy for physical therapists!


12-month OMPT/Spine Fellowship program consisting of:

- Weekend didactic lecture/lab coursework
- 1:1 clinical mentorship
- Indepedent study
- Clinical supervision
- Research project
- Teaching project- Mentoring experience


Edsen Donato, DPT, DSc, OCS, CIDN - RPT OMPT Director/CoordinatorMiven Donato, DPT, DC, MOMT, GPC - RPT Spine Fellowship Faculty
Daniel Kirages, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT - USC Spine Fellowship Faculty
Joe Godges, DPT, MA, OCS - USC Spine Fellowship Coordinator/Faculty


- Mentored/Supervised Clinical Practice
- 1:1 Direct Clinical Supervision
- Theory, Cognitive, and Science in OMPT/Spine Knowledge Areas
- Lab Instruction in OMPT/Spine Assessment and Treatment.
- Teaching Project
- Research Project related to OMPT/Spine
- Mentoring Residents/Interns


  • Teaching and mentoring residents.
  • Peer reviewed journal article reviews related to spinal dysfunction.
  • Facilitating and leading out in our monthly Journal Club meetings.
  • Teaching experience related to spinal dysfunctions through DPT Seminars.


  • Graduate of an APTA credentialed orthopedic residency program.
  • And/or Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification.
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor certification.
  • APTA/AAOMPT membership.
  • Valid Oregon physical therapy license.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Comply with all Riverside Physical Therapy employment requirements.









Click on the desired tab on the left column for more information about our Spine Fellowship program.

For more details, please contact:

Edsen Donato, DPT, DSc, OCS, CHT, CSCS, CIDN
Director/Coordinator
Riverside Physical Therapy Spine Fellowship
544 Union Ave
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone:  (541) 955-0940
Fax:  (541) 955-5233
Email:  info@RiversidePhysicalTherapy.org



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