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


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:

Featured Courses

Series 1: Spinal Manipulative Therapy Course

Jim Meadows FCAMPT will teach a four weekend Series 1: Spinal Manipulative Therapy Course in Ottawa, ON on the following dates:

July 22-24, Aug 5-7, 12-14, Sep 23-25, 2016

For further information on registration please contact Jim at or call toll free 855 796 3326

Spinal Manipulative Therapy

Jim Meadows FCAMPT will teach a three weekend Spinal Manipulative Therapy course In Kelowna, BC on the following dates:

Dates: Aug 19-21, Sep 9-11, Oct 14-16, 2016

Prerequisites are the Orthopedic Division’s Level 1 and 2 courses or equivalent.

For more information please contact Marcia Bullock at

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