Core Courses

  • Module I: Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

    Description: This course is designed prepare the therapist in advanced differential diagnosis and examination of the lumbar spine. Attention will be given to selected manual therapy interventions including indications and contraindications for selected treatments. The student will complete a 6-week online component designed to complement the lab portion of the curriculum.

    Education methods will include: 24 hrs classroom didactic training and lab, review and online testing of course material, course manual, supplemental videos and 25 hrs of online guided learning.

    Objectives and Requirements for Completion: Upon completion of the course the therapist will be able to identify the common condition scripts for lumbar spine and pelvis, pass a clinical skills evaluation, and online testing covering the didactic and course manual material.

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module I Details

  • Module II: Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine

    Description: This course is designed to prepare the Physical Therapist in advanced differential diagnosis, biomechanical assessment and treatment of the cervical spine. The 6-week online learning will portion will provide a background in descriptive anatomy, pathology, biomechanics, differential diagnosis and selected treatments relevant to the cervical spine. Attention will be given to selected manual therapy interventions, indications and contraindications. The 3 day clinical intensive will focus on clinical evaluation and treatment skill covered in the online module.

    Education methods will include: 24 hrs classroom didactic training and lab. 25 additional hours will be required to review power point material, course manual, videos, and descriptive anatomy material. Online testing and clinical skills assessment will also be performed.

    Objectives and requirements for completion: On completion of the course the therapist will be able to identify the common condition scripts for cervical spine, pass a clinical skills evaluation, and online test covering the didactic and course manual material with a grade of 80% or better.

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module II Details

     

  • Module III: Assessment, Treatment and Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine

    Description: This course is designed to prepare the Physical Therapist in advanced differential diagnosis, biomechanical assessment and treatment of the thoracic spine. Online learning will portion will provide a background in descriptive anatomy, biomechanics, Differential diagnosis, and current research relevant to the thoracic spine and introduce Assessment and treatment techniques. Attention will be given to selected manual therapy interventions, indications and contraindications. The 3-day clinical intensive will focus on clinical evaluation and treatment skill covered in the online module.

    Education methods will include: 24hrs classroom didactic training and lab. 25 additional hours will be required to review power point material, course manual, videos, and descriptive anatomy material. Written testing and clinical skills assessment will also be performed

    On completion of the course the therapist will be able to identify the common condition scripts for all extremity joints, pass a clinical skills evaluation, and  written/online test covering the didactic and course manual material with a grade of 80% or better.

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module III Details

  • Module IV: Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment of the Peripheral Joints

    Description: This course is designed prepare the therapist in advanced differential diagnosis, biomechanical assessment and manipulation of the wrist, elbow, AC joint and ankle. Attention will be given to selected manual therapy interventions, indications and contraindications. While mobilization will be reviewed the focus will be on teaching treatment with manipulation.

    Education methods will include: 24hrs classroom didactic training and lab. 25 additional hours will be required to review power point material, course manual, videos, and descriptive anatomy material. Online testing as well as clinical skills assessment will also be performed.

    Objectives and Requirements for Completion On completion of the course the therapist will be able to identify the common condition scripts for ankle, wrist, and elbow and AC joint, pass a clinical skills evaluation, and online testing covering the didactic and course manual material

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module IV Details

  • Module V: Assessment, Treatment and Manipulation of the Cervical Spine

    Description: This course is designed to prepare the Physical Therapist in advanced biomechanical assessment and treatment with manipulation for the cervical spine and shoulder girdle. The online learning will portion will build on the prior cervical spine course and upper quadrant to include advanced craniovertebral evaluation and treatment. Attention will be given to manipulation techniques for the facets joints, uncovertebral joints, C1-C2 region and the craniovertebral joints and shoulder girdle..

    Education methods will include: 24hrs classroom didactic training and lab. 25 additional hours will be required to review power point material, course manual, videos, and descriptive anatomy material. Online testing and clinical skills assessment will also be performed.

    Objectives and requirements for completion: On completion of the course the therapist will be able to identify indications and contraindications for manipulation. The therapist will also demonstrate correct evaluation and treatment selection for manipulation of the cervical and craniovertebral joints. Passing grades for the online testing is 80% and skills practical 70%.
    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module V Details

  • Module VI: Assessment, Treatment and Manipulation of the Lumbar Spine

    Description: This course is designed to build on the prior courses introducing advanced evaluation and manipulation techniques. Hip and knee evaluation and manual therapy treatment techniques will also be covered in this module. Attention will be given to selected manual therapy interventions, indications and contraindications for the Lumbar spine, SIJ, hip and knee.

    Education methods will include: 24hrs classroom didactic training and lab, review and online testing of course material, course manual, supplemental videos and 25hrs of online guided learning.

    Objectives and Requirements for Completion: Passing all online exams with a grade of 80%. Clinical skills evaluation practical passing grade of 70%.

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module VI Details

  • Module VII: Integrated Upper Quarter Syndromes and Treatment I

    Description:  This course will present regional influences in the upper quadrant. Upper quadrant functional units, Upper quadrant syndromes and inter-unit and intra-unit syndromes will be taught and examination and treatment plans for each covered in the didactic and laboratory component. TMJ and tempomandibular  disorders will also be cover in relation to the cranio-mandibular region. Manual therapy interventions for each functional unit and syndrome will be taught.

    Education methods will include: 24 hrs classroom didactic training and lab, review and online testing of course material, course manual, supplemental videos and 25hrs of online guided learning.

    Objectives and Requirements for Completion: On completion of this course the therapist will be proficient in evaluating and selecting appropriate intervention for the intra-unit and extra-unit conditions discussed in the courses.

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module VII Details

  • Module VIII: Integrated Lower Quarter Syndromes and Treatment II

    Description: This course will look at the possible ways that the various areas of the lower quadrant functionally and dysfunctional  relate to each other, a screening examination system that will help focus our attention on a particular joint or region and a definitive examination that will determine the dysfunction needing attention. Finally, treatment will be addressed for both the symptomatic and the remote dysfunctional joints or regions.

    Education methods will include: 24hrs classroom didactic training and lab, review and online testing of course material, course manual, supplemental videos l and 25 hrs of online guided learning.

    Objectives and Requirements for Completion: On completion of this course the therapist will be proficient in evaluating and selecting appropriate for the following:

    Remote etiologies causing pain and dysfunction in the lower quadrant are typically related by one or more of the following. – mechanical influences – neurological influences – neurophysiological influences – combinations of the above

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module VIII Details

  • Advanced Manipulative Techniques and Clinical Reasoning

    This module is intended for the student moving to advanced certification and clinical practice. It will concentrate on problem solving in treatment technique particular in the craniovertebral region. Alternative manipulative techniques to the following regions and joints: Craniovertebral, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacroiliac, Peripheral

    To download the PDF of the course details, click here: Module IX

Course Support
All courses are supported with online discussion boards and 8 weeks of self paced learning. Therapists will have access to trained mentors through the discusson board or private emails with instructors.
Lab & Training Hours
The lab and training hours and content exceeds the requirements set forth by AAOMPT and the APTA for manual therapy fellowships. You aren't just meeting expectations - you will be exceeding both your and your patients' expectations.