FAQs

How do I register for a course?

You can register by clicking the Courses in the main menu or by clicking course finder to search for the course that you would like to take.

Where are courses offered?

The majority of our course are held in hospital PT departments or PT clinics. There will be occasions where a course will be held in hotel or conference center. As our courses are very practical based, we make every effort to teach these in a clinical setting with hi/lo tables and adequate space. Each individual course listing will provide you information regarding the location and venue of the course.

In what states are courses offered?

IAMT courses are offered throughout the United States and will be offered internationally in the near future. If you click Our Courses and Curriculum you will directed to a page that will allow you to search for courses. On this page you will be able to search using various filters including “Search by State”. Some courses, such as trigger point dry needling, are only able to be taught in the states where it is allowed by that states practice act.

Are your courses evidence-based?

Yes. Our courses incorporate the most relevant research available related to orthopedic manual therapy, exercise, dry needling, taping, clinical reasoning, patient education and any other relevant topics related to our course offerings. Our courses also consider the basic sciences applied in solid clinical decision making such as histology, pathophysiology, neurophysiology and neuroplasticity. Our courses are taught by experienced clinicians who are able to incorporate their years of experience with the most current literature and integrate and teach the best of each.

I am interested in hosting a workshop for my organization/clinic. Do you host private courses? Absolutely! We would be happy to host a private workshop for your organization/clinic. Please contact Jessica Hopkins atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or 615-550-8999 to request a proposal. We are also able to custom build a series of courses for your organization based on your specific needs.

How much are IAMT courses?

The cost of IAMT courses varies depending on duration, CEUs offered, and subject matter. Each individual course listing will provide you with the cost of each course. Group pricing is available.

Are IAMT courses approved for CEUs in my state?

IAMT will acquire CEU approval in each state where our courses are offered. You can view the number of CEUs approved for each course in the curriculum section of our website.

What are the qualifications for IAMT instructors?

All IAMT instructors are subject matter experts with extensive backgrounds in their focus areas. Please view the “Our Experts” section under the “About Us” tab on our website. It contains detailed professional and educational backgrounds on all of our experts.

Does IAMT have a Facebook page?

Yes IAMT does have a Facebook page. You can access it by either clicking on the Facebook logo on the bottom right-hand side of our website or by visiting www.facebook.com/IAMTedu

Do I have to be a PT to attend?

This depends on the course. We offer a variety of courses which are open to PT, PTA’s, OT’s, OTA’s and ATC’s. On the other hand, many of our courses are very manual physical therapy biased. Our view on this is that only PT’s are trained to evaluate and modify the patient’s plan of care based on the patient’s response to that particular treatment. As this process is very closely tied with our philosophy, we only allow PT’s to attend the spinal courses and the manual therapy based courses.

What is your cancelation policy?

All of our booking terms and conditions, including our cancelation policy can be viewed here Booking Terms and Conditions in section #5. You can also find the link to our Booking Terms and Conditions on the bottom banner of our website.

Do I have to list my e-mail address in order to register for a course? Yes. Your e-mail address is required for course related correspondence such as suggested pre-reading, course registration and payment confirmation, reminders and attire suggestions for the particular course you are attending. We will not give or sell your e-mail address to any 3rd parties.

What do I need to bring to the course that I am taking?

You will be provided with a course workbook so just bring something to write with/take notes with. If there are any additional suggestions or requirements you will be notified via e-mail a few days prior to the course.

I need special accommodation (ADA). Who should I contact?

If you require special assistance please contact us directly via e-mail or telephone.
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or 615-550-8999.

Will there be parking provided?

Parking is not included in the course fee. However most of our courses are held in locations with ample and free parking. If there are any parking challenges with the venue we will notify attendees and provide some alternatives such as suggested parking locations or bus route information.

How will I know if a workshop is cancelled?

You will be notified via e-mail. If for some reason the workshop is cancelled on the day the workshop is supposed to be held we will e-mail everyone and make a phone call notifying each individual.

Will I receive my continuing education certificate on the day of the seminar? Yes, you will receive your certificate of attendance the day of the workshop as long as your payment has been received by IAMT. If IAMT receives your payment after the course we will send your certificate of attendance to the address that you listed while you were registering for the course. You will be able to access your course certificates via the website if you need a copy.

What should I wear?

Most of our courses are hands-on so we suggest that you wear practical comfortable clothing. Since treatments/techniques are a large component of the course you will be practicing on other attendees. IAMT will notify each registered attendee of any other clothing requirements via e-mail prior to the course.

Is payment required at the time of registration?

Yes, payment is required at the time of your registration. If you would prefer to pay with a check you will need to request a “Workshop Registration Form” by e-mailingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by calling 615-550-8999. You will need to submit that form to be placed tentatively in the course until your payment is received via mail. Those forms can be submitted toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by fax 888-484-4268.

How late can I register for a workshop?

You can register up to the last minute if you wish however, to ensure a spot in the course it is recommended that you register in advance to receive all of the pre-reading assignments and any important information regarding the course. Registering in advance will ensure that we have enough workbooks and supplies for each participant.

What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Dry needling (DN) is a skilled intervention used by physical therapists (where allowed by state law) that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. A trigger point describes a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch and can refer pain to distant parts of the body. Physical therapists utilize dry needling with the goal of releasing/inactivating the trigger points and relieving pain. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.

About the COMT program (manual Therapy Certification Curriculum)

IAMT has developed a unique curriculum of manual therapy courses specifically designed to provide clinicians with a solid foundation in both examination and treatment.  Our curriculum is centered around clinical reasoning skills and is strongly evidence-based. Our teaching model ensures the therapist focuses not only on the source of the patient’s symptoms but also the causative factors.  A variety of eclectic manual therapy and exercise interventions are taught by expert clinicians throughout our curriculum with a strong emphasis on patient outcomes and function achieved through constant assessment.

The certification program consists of 8 Manual Therapy courses and upon completion candidates will be eligible to sit for IAMT’s COMT exam. These courses may also be taken independently of the certification curriculum.