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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 and has a 100% resident graduation rate.

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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 program graduates have a 100% Sports Physical Therapy Board Certification pass rate.

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.

Our Current Residents

Sara Tomlinson, DPT, and Brody Burkart, DPT, are currently completing post-doctorate training as sports physical therapist residents to enhance their sports medicine skills and treatment.

Both see patients at Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center in Corvallis.

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Sara Tomlinson, DPT

A local native of the Pacific Northwest, Sara obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Pacific University in Hillsboro, OR.   

Sara works to blend her knowledge of physical performance with the current evidence-based rehabilitation practices to best help all patients return to their sports and activities of choice.





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Brody Burkart, DPT

Born and raised in The Windy City (Chicago), Brody Burkart received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in Chicago, IL. Brody is also a credentialed Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Brody is passionate about helping his patients discover new strategies to feel and move better. A former NCAA collegiate athlete, he understands first-hand how life-altering pain and injuries can be. He takes pride in finding individualized ways to help his patients/athletes get back to the sport and community they love. At a young age Brody was told that “the goal for today is to get 1% better than yesterday,” and he challenges himself and his patients to do just that.