Advanced Comprehensive Manual Therapist Certification

 

Clinicians who wish to earn an advanced certification must successfully complete all courses listed below for the respective certification, as well as a comprehensive written and practical exam.

CT | UQ | LP | LQ | TM1 | TM2 | DN1 | DN2 | DN3 | MPS | MTX

CT: Comprehensive Management of the Cervicothoracic Region (Cost: $495)

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the cervical and thoracic spine – including the upper cervical spine and junctional regions. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

 
UQ: Comprehensive Management of the Upper Quarter (Cost: $495)

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques, neurodynamics, and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

 
LP: Comprehensive Management of the Lumbopelvic Region (Cost: $495)

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques, neurodynamics, and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

 
 LQ: Comprehensive Management of the Lower Quarter (Cost: $495)

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the hip, knee, ankle and foot. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques, neurodynamics, and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

 
TM1: Thrust Manipulation 1 – Lower Extremity & Basic/Intermediate Spine (Cost: $495)

This 2-day lab intensive course focuses on enhancing the participant’s background knowledge, clinical reasoning process, and technical skill set related to the use of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulation techniques in the management of patients with spinal or lower extremity impairments. Participants can expect to become proficient with common manipulative techniques directed to the lower extremity joints and with basic and intermediate techniques directed to the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spinal regions. Furthermore, evidence based approaches and reasoning related to the appropriate use of spinal manipulation will be emphasized.

 
TM2: Thrust Manipulation 2 – Upper Extremity & Advanced Spine (Cost: $495)

This 2-day lab intensive course is designed to follow MT1 and further refine clinical reasoning and develop more advanced technical skill in regards to effective & appropriate use of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulation techniques in the management of patients with spinal or upper extremity impairments. More advanced and technically skilled spinal techniques and manipulation of the upper cervical spine will be emphasized, in addition to manipulative techniques targeting the upper extremity.

 
DN1: Dry Needling of the Lumbar Region & Lower Quarter – A Comprehensive Approach (Cost: $795)

This 3-day course is part I of our two-part introduction to dry needling coursework.  This course will focus on skill acquisition of the dry needling technique and clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention for the lumbopelvic region and lower quarter. Participants can expect to become proficient with identification of trigger points and treatment using dry needling. Safety with dry needling is emphasized with each technique. Furthermore, evidence based approaches for the use of dry needling will be emphasized – including non-trigger point approaches targeting pain modulatory pathways.

 
DN2: Dry Needling of the Cervicothoracic Region and Upper Quarter – A Comprehensive Approach (Cost: $795)

This 3-day course is part II of our two-part introduction to dry needling coursework.  This course is designed to follow DNI and to continue to build additional skill in the use of dry needling – with an emphasis on the cervicothoracic region and upper quarter.

 
 DN3: Advanced Dry Needling (Cost: $525)

This 2-day course focuses on advancing skills of dry needling technique and clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention. Participants can expect to be proficient with identification of trigger points and treatment using dry needling of structures not covered in previous DN courses. Safety with dry needling is emphasized with each technique as we instruct DN of structures that are close in proximity to neurovascular bundles and other sensitive structures. Furthermore, evidence based approaches for the use of dry needling will be emphasized, including various types of needle stimulation.

 
MPS: Modern Pain Science (Cost: $495)

Course description coming soon

 
MTX: Skilled Integration of Manual Therapy and Exercise (Cost: $495)

Course description coming soon