Orthopedic Residency

Education > Orthopedic Residency

Why Should I Choose St. Luke’s? 
  • More efficient and effective care - our residency graduates are significantly more efficient and effective at resolving their patients' problems than those without residency training
  • Weekly one-on-one mentoring
  • Offer a competitive salary and benefits package
  • Improved marketability to potential employers
  • Improved confidence in patient treatment
  • Our graduates all report higher salaries as a result of graduating from our residency
Mission: Promote and enhance the profession of orthopaedic physical therapy to deliver the highest quality, patient-centered care to help patients live more productive lives and be the provider of choice in the communities we serve.


Residents perform rotations throughout the St. Luke's University Health Network, a regional medical health network. Outpatient, longitudinal care is provided at one of the Physical Therapy at St Luke's clinics throughout the Lehigh Valley. Physical Therapy at St. Luke's uses EPIC electronic health record and FOTO software for patient outcomes. Academic lectures and labs are held every Thursday morning. The impressive medical library has research and small group study rooms and access to a vast number of online and physical resources.

Program Stats:
100% ABPTS Board Certification in Orthopaedics pass rate (1st time pass rate- 97%)
97% Program completion rate
100% Program retention rate
36 Graduates took ABPTS Board Certification Exam in Orthopaedics
92% of all Graduates have chosen to stay at St. Luke's after graduation
80% of all Graduates are in leadership roles

Program Outline
  • 1 year starting in January or July
  • 45 Hours per week (avg) of structured time
    • 36 hours of patient care including 5 hours of 1:1 hands-on mentoring
    • 4 Hours of classroom/lab
    • 5 Hours of experiential learning, research and interprofressional collaboration