Orthopedic Residency Program


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The Physical Therapy Center offers an “In-House”, Accredited Orthopedic Residency Program, powered by the Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy. This competitive and prestigious program accepts up to three DPTs per year and offers state-of-the-art experiences for the modern clinician.

Post-Professional Faculty

Director of Clinical Education
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Dr. Francois Prizinski


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Coordinator of Clinical Education
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Dr. Joshua Jones


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Dr. Jason Smith

Resident


My name is Jason Smith. I am a 2014 graduate from West Virginia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. I have a passion for orthopedic and sport specific physical therapy which began after sustaining a career ending shoulder injury while playing college baseball. I am a member of the APTA Orthopedic Section and aspire to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2018. I have recently acquired my Dry Needling Certification and now look forward to improving my knowledge and clinical skills through the Nxt Gen Residency in order to provide my patients with the highest quality of care.

 


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Dr. Maggie Ray

Resident


My name is Maggie Ray. My education included attending the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH for a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and I continued at the University of Toledo to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015. Following graduation, I moved to Charlotte, NC in 2015 and have been practicing in the outpatient orthopedic setting since. Most recently, I completed my dry needling certification through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Professional goals include, obtaining my OCS, becoming SMT certified by the Spinal Manipulation Institute, and possibly participating in a manual therapy fellowship. Some personal facts are that I enjoy drawing and hiking, I am married, and have two border collies.

 

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Dr. Tim Gosnell

Resident


Tim received both his Bachelor of Science in 2013 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016 from Wingate University. After graduating with honors as a part of Wingate’s inaugural class of 2016, he joined the care team at the Physical Therapy Center in Monroe, NC, where he plans to further grow as a skilled clinician. In addition to his doctorate training, he received his certification for dry needling by the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Tim values patient education, and believes that empowering patients to actively participate in the their care is a key to their overall wellness. He is looking forward to residency training in order to help him best prepare for management of direct access patients and patients with orthopedic conditions.