Professional Physical Therapy-NYIT Orthopedic Residency Program

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Learn about this program:

Our residency program is built around the objective of training motivated individuals in the science and implementation of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. The Professional Physical Therapy-NYIT Orthopedic Residency Program is a 13-month curriculum that covers clinical practice, didactic training, and teaching experience.


576 Broadhollow Road
Melville, NY 11747

Main Contact:

Frank Hoeffner PT, DPT, OCS

  • Is there a salary or stipend? Yes
    • If yes, what salary can the resident expect?
  • Are there benefits? Yes
    • If yes, what are they?
      Residents are employed as Full-Time Physical Therapists and receive the same benefits.
  • Is there housing assistance? No
  • Clinical site information:
    20 Clinical Sites in New York & New Jersey. Currently have 18 Clinical Faculty members that are all Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
  • Clinical mentorship information:
    3 hours per week.
  • What is a distinguishing feature or selling point of your program?
    "The Professional Physical Therapy-New York Institute of Technology Residency Program is a 13-month curriculum that covers clinical practice, didactic training, and teaching experience. PROGRAM FEATURES 150 hours of one-on-one clinical supervision and mentorship provided by residency-trained physical therapists who are board-certified in orthopedics. 300 hours of didactic clinical coursework provided by USC Seminars and Professional Physical Therapy. Teaching assistant positions are offered at New York Institute of Technology and Professional Physical Therapy's Clinical Excellence Department. Over the past 5 years our program has had 35 graduates, many of which are currently part of our clinical faculty".
  • Is there the ability to work with a specialized population(s)? No.

Faculty and/or Resident/Fellow-in-training Spotlight

Spotlighted Faculty:


  • Name: Frank Hoeffner PT,DPT,OCS
  • Email: fhoeffner@professionalpt.com
  • Background Education and Experience:
    Frank received Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from NYIT in 2010 and went on to complete NYU's Orthopedic Residency Program in 2011. He received his board certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS) in 2012. Frank continues to maintain a clinical schedule in our Long Beach location in addition to serving as the Regional Clinical Excellence Director for the Queens/Long Island Region and as the Director of the Professional Physical Therapy-NYIT Orthopedic Residency Program.
  • What is your role within the program?
    "Director 2017-Present ."
  • What separates this program from others like it?
    "Our program faculty has over 18 members each with their own areas of speciality. This provides residents with a variety of experiences and learning opportunities."
  • Why do you think advanced orthopedic training through residency and fellowship is important?
    "Residency & Fellowship Training is important because it provides crucial education and skills needed to provide a high-level of care producing the best patient outcomes. A DPT degree provides general knowledge across specialty areas. Residency & Fellowship allows the participant to enhance their knowledge and skills within one particular specialty area."
  • Please share a little-known, fun fact that others may be surprised to learn about you.
    "Enjoy participating in CrossFit and treating CrossFit athletes."