Orthopedic Manual PTA (OMPTA)

The OMPTA program is designed to expand on a PTA's base knowledge of orthopedics and dive deeper into the specialty practice of manual therapy. This "fellowship-modeled" program is designed for PTAs who want to perfect their “hands-on” approach for care and practice at the top of their license.
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Starting date

Late October 2023

Program Director

Sean Bagbey


5 Months

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About the program

Learn how to incorporate manual therapy skills into your clinic practice.  

Practical approach

Our training is designed to provide PTA's with a broad set of manual therapy skills that can be incorporated into practice. 

Virtual Mentorship

You will partake in Nxt Gen's virtual mentorship model that includes peer-to-peer interactions and interactive video feedback.

100% Online

We have incorporated the top online learning tools to make this program the most accessible and affordable program of its kind...

Course Lessons

Program Director:
Sean Bagbey, PTA, OPTA, OMPTA

Sean Bagbey, a native of Evansville, IN, graduated from University of Evansville in 2002 with his Bachelors in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Associates in Physical Therapy Assistance. Following graduation, he has completed his Masters in Health Service Administration from the University of Southern Indiana. Recently, he became a Certified Industrial Rehabilitation Specialist.

Sean is certified in the Functional Movement Systems, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Y-balance Testing, as well as, Case Management, Home Modification Design, and Industrial Rehabilitation. He holds advanced proficiency in Musculoskeletal and Geriatrics from the American Physical Therapy Association. He was also one of the first PTA’s to complete the Advanced Proficiency Pathways in Orthopedics.

Sean has been an active member of the Physical Therapy profession by serving in several roles with in the American Physical Therapy Association. He has been active on a state and national level primarily involved in advocacy for the patient. He was named the APTA’s PTA of the year in 2017. He currently serves in a national elected position as a Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates as a member of the PTA Caucus. He is also the first PTA appointed to the Physical Therapy Licensure Board in Indiana.