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Sports Physical Therapy Residency

About the Sports Therapy Residency

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The Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Sports Physical Therapy Residency is a 54-week program beginning the 3rd week in July, and concluding July 31st the following year. The residency is conducted at prominent locations within the Training HAUS and Twin Cities Orthopedics organization. This residency program is ABPTRFE Accredited Program.

Current Residents

Thomas Fischer, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC
Thomas Fischer, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, grew up in Marshall, Minnesota. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, Minnesota where he played collegiate baseball and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and a minor in Coaching. From there, he continued his education at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, following Minnesota sports, coaching baseball, and staying active.



Kyler Kinnamon

Kyler Kinnamon, PT, DPT, CSCS
Kyler Kinnamon, PT, DPT, CSCS, was born in McPherson, Kansas. He attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise & Sports science while playing basketball. From there, he continued his education at the University of Jamestown where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. He enjoys cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks, spending time outdoors, and pursing the best chicken sandwich the Twin Cities has to offer.




The mission of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency is to create an advanced, highly skilled, specialty-trained sports physical therapy practitioner built on a foundation of sports science, research, and world-class sports medicine expertise. The Sports Residency will exemplify our organizational culture expectations for quality service to our patients and athletes, and support our mission, and values: integrity, service, innovation, teamwork, and quality.


About TCO
Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) is committed to providing world-class service. TCO’s dedicated teams of independent physicians, specialty providers, and care coordinators serve patients in clinic locations, walk-in orthopedic urgent care locations, and numerous other therapy and specialty care settings across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Regardless of the location, TCO delivers an exceptional patient experience, backed by decades of trusted orthopedic and sports medicine care.

About Training HAUS
Training HAUS, powered by Twin Cities Orthopedics, is a state-of-the-art sports performance and training center located in Eagan at Viking Lakes. Adjacent to the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, the 22,000 square feet of turf, court, studio, and sports science lab space gives athletes of all ages a place to train, recover and improve performance, all under one roof. Every detail of the facility is built on a foundation of science, research, and world-class sports medicine expertise.

Training HAUS’ industry-leading team of experts — strength & sports performance coaches, sports dietitians, physical therapists, biomechanists, sports chiropractors, massage therapists, sports acupuncturists, and sport psychologists — work together to form a personalized and collaborative approach for each athlete. Training HAUS establishes a foundation for athletic performance that promises to challenge, inspire and produce real results. Sports performance services are available at the Training HAUS flagship location in Eagan, TCO Sports Performance facilities, or at your school, field, or facility.

The Sports Therapy Residency will, therefore, provide extensive training in musculoskeletal clinical experiences and sports medicine skills. The faculty is composed of expert orthopedic sports medicine providers working in collaboration with one another. Furthermore, teamwork amongst our team of board-certified peers, in the training room, on the playing field, and in an educational setting, all with a commitment to the pursuit of athletic clinical excellence.

Educational Experience

Our residency values and supports professional development by ensuring our residents participate in:

The residency provides exposure to the care of athletes of all ages, from high school settings, up to world-class competitors. Click here to view all community and sports medicine partnerships. In summary, the residency will help align your ambitions within our organization of highly engaged sports medicine providers, our culture of excellence, and our state-of-the art facilities.

Detailed Information

For additional information on the Twin Cities Orthopedics Sports Physical Therapy (TCO-SPTR) program, including salary and benefits, please review the link below or reach out to [email protected] if your questions are not answered.

Clinic Locations


Faculty, mentors, and residents work collaboratively to encompass all areas of the current Sports Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) throughout the duration of the residency. Direct one-on-one clinical and professional practice mentorship is built into the resident’s schedule and curriculum. The clinical mentorship is an essential and highly valuable component of our residency. The Sports Physical Therapy Residents will benefit from having dedicated time with two formal clinical mentors during their residency. Each resident will spend six months directly with each mentor listed below, along with interactions amongst other clinics and professionals. Thus, in addition to planned weekly mentorship, our residents will have many opportunities throughout the planned residency curriculum and schedule to spend time with an array of clinical specialists, benefiting from these educational and professional practice interactions that will enhance their specialty sports practice. The teamwork within our residents and specialists will lead to relationship building, and networking interactions between faculty and sports residency physical therapists as they continue their careers in sports medicine. By completion of the residency, the residency can sit for the Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) certification examination by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

Mentor time will include enriched activities such as:


Sports Therapy Residency Director: Brandon Schomberg, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS


Featured Clinical Specialists

Application Process

Applications and all supporting documentation must be received by December 15.

2024 Online Application: Complete entirety of application at RF-PTCAS

Please follow the detailed instructions and complete all information through the RF-PTCAS website, including;

1. Application Review: The selection committee will review each application. Applicants are evaluated by the team based on these criteria:

Applicants must be licensed to practice in Physical Therapy in Minnesota prior to the start of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency. In addition, the residency requires the applicants to have one of the following:

Applicants must be an active APTA member and American Academy of Sports member.

2. Interviews: Select candidates will be invited for in-person (Training HAUS campus) and/or virtual interviews on March 2, 2023.

3. Sports Residency Acceptance: Selected candidates will receive notification in early March. Acceptance into the program is provisional pending the candidates meeting all conditions of employment with Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Financial Fact Sheet

Click here to download the financial fact sheet for the TCO Sports Physical Therapy Residency.


For questions not addressed above or in the Detailed Information section, please send an email to the Sports Therapy Residency Director at [email protected].

Past Residents

2022-2023 Residents: