Welcome to the Swodeam Institute

Skill, Art, Science

The ultimate aim of Swodeam Institute is to help physical therapists become thoughtful, effective and safe clinicians and leaders of the profession.

Course and Program Offerings

· Free Online Courses
· Stand alone continuing education courses and workshops
· Hybrid distributed/classroom learning
· Extensive distributed materials including video of all techniques taught
· Certification in Spinal Manipulation that leaves you eligible for the roster of Manual Therapists in Alberta
· Advanced Certification courses concentrating on clinical reasoning and complex techniques
. Diploma in Manual Therapy courses leading to mastery
· No supervised clinical hours required for certification or the Diploma
· A Doctor of Manual Physical Therapy (DMPT) that will accept Swodeam's Diploma for credit
· We will apply to CAMPT for credentialing in Fellowship education if enough interest is shown


AAOMPT Annual Conference

The American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) is holding its annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky. These conferences are, in my experience excellent meetings with good speakers and breakout sessions with a lot of social options for the hedonistic side of you; and from memory Louisville has great bars. Visit for more information.

MAPS Annual Conference

MAPS (Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars) is putting on its annual conference in Riverhead, NY and features two really good PTs and one other. Chad Cook, Michael Shacklock and myself are speaking and demonstrating as part of the conference’s “Clinical Expertise: the Essence of Manual Therapy” in April/May 2016. It promises to be an great conference. More info:

Upcoming Courses

Series 1: Certificate in Spinal Manipulative Therapy

Sep 25, 2015

Edmonton/Calgary, AB

Peripheral Manipulation

Oct 2-4, 2015

Edmonton, AB

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