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Program Overview

Samaritan Athletic Medicine is home to the only Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program in Oregon. Our state-of-the-art rehabilitation, sports performance, and athletics facilities allow our staff and resident to serve Oregon State University and recreational athletes alike.

Our program is accredited through the American Board of Physical Therapy - Residency & Fellowship Education.

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Mentoring & Leadership 

Samaritan Athletic Medicine’s Sports Physical Therapy Residency program is one of the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. As a resident, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our expert faculty and benefit from their depth and breadth of specialty experience. Frequent collaboration with Oregon State Athletics is a cornerstone of our program. 
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Preparing for Specialization

Our intensive 14-month residency program is targeted to train high-quality residents and prepare them for success on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties examination in Sports Physical Therapy. Our residents have a 100% pass rate on this exam.

Clinical mentoring takes place at Samaritan Athletic Medicine and Oregon State University’s athletic training facilities. 

Didactic material is comprised of comprehensive materials, labs, one-on-one mentoring, and presentations from the program’s highly trained faculty and sports medicine team.

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Our Current Residents

Heather Harrower, DPT, and Zachary Lentini, DPT, a currently completing post-doctorate training as sports physical therapist residents to enhance their sports medicine skills and treatment.

Both see patients at the Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center in Corvallis.

Originally from Washington state, Lentini attained a doctorate degree in physical therapy (DPT) from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also engaged in sports medicine research and in several community outreach programs.

Harrower, a Colorado native, earned her DPT from University of North Dakota where she also competed in Division I track and field. With personal experience in injury rehabilitation and return to sport, she has a great appreciation for all members of the sports medicine team.