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.
Clinical Decision Making for the Manual Therapist
A lecture based course with frequent lab sessions, this course covers the application and reasoning processes behind manual therapy interventions and builds a framework for therapists to make clinical decisions based on sound reasoning and solid examination and treatment skills. The course covers physiologic mechanisms and the principles behind manual therapy, clinical reasoning skills, clinical examination skills, including the usefulness/reliability of special tests, differential diagnosis of both the musculoskeletal system and visceral disease, chronic pain mechanisms and the overall usefulness of diagnostic testing.
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