Meet the Director and Team — Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in Cincinnati

Welcome From the Program Director

Dear prospective orthopedic physical therapy resident,

First off, thank you for your consideration and interest in our Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Mercy Health. Our vision is to assist motivated individuals that are looking to improve their physical therapy clinical decision making with a multimodal program that is designed to improve patient outcomes. This program includes structured one-on-one mentoring from board-certified faculty members in combination with a diverse didactic program along with the ability to obtain a certification in manual therapy and dry needling at the culmination of the residency. Our goal is not only to prepare the resident for passing their specialist exam, but also to become a lifelong learner and a leader in the orthopedic physical therapy profession. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions about our program.  


Jamie Schwartz, PT, DPT, OCS

Program Director

Jamie Schwartz PT, DPT, OCS

Jamie is the director of the Mercy Health – Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in Cincinnati and he has a passion for “life-long learning” and mentoring. He obtained his physical therapy degree from The University of Cincinnati in December of 2004. He obtained board certification in orthopedics in 2007, and in 2012 he completed a transitional doctorate program from Regis University in Denver, Colo. After obtaining his clinical doctorate, he became an adjunct professor at the University of Findlay and teaches a manual therapy elective in their PT program. He also is an adjunct at Hanover College in their hybrid DPT program. He graduated from Evidence in Motion/Bellin College’s Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program in 2019 and assists in teaching the clinical reasoning course in the fellowship program. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and American Academy for Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Outside of work he likes to camp, hike, golf and spend time with his family.


Rachel Sweet, PT, DPT, OCS
Stacie White, PT, DPT, OCS

Contact Us

Program Coordinator/Manager: Jamie Schwartz
Email address:
Phone: 513-280-5600