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.
Lower Quarter Examinations and Treatments
This course covers clinical examination, manual therapy and exercise interventions for the entire lower quarter utilizing a clinical reasoning approach and functional movement assessment. The course considers the current literature relative to management of common musculoskeletal conditions of the lower quarter such as hip impingement, hip and knee osteoarthritis, patella-femoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, foot and ankle tendonitis / osis, knee / ankle instability, and ankle sprain. Further emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis and the influence of the lumbo-pelvic and SI joints, neural dynamics and biomechanical assessment of the lower extremity. The lab intensive course covers a variety of proven manual therapy interventions, exercise prescription and specific taping techniques utilized to achieve optimum patient outcomes.
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