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Diploma Program Module Descriptions

Series 1 Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (CMT)

Series 1 consists of two modules over four weekends that will teach effective, efficient and safe manipulative techniques of the spine.

Module 1 is concerned with the assessment and diagnosis of segmental, costal and sacroiliac dysfunction and how it is differentiated from the more common causes of low back, buttock and leg pain.

Module 2a, b and c, teaches manipulation techniques to the spine, costal and sacroiliac joints and because of its intimate involvement with the lower back, the hip.

Certification comes with successful completion of the practical competency test and online written tests.

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Series 2 Certification in Manual Therapy (CMT)

Series 2 - Module 3: Differential Diagnosis, Biomechanical Assessment and Manipulative Treatment of Selected Peripheral Joints.

Format: 3 day onsite lecture/lab, 6 week online learning module including discussion board, videos of technique, power point Presentations of related material and anatomy, course manual, descriptive anatomy test.

Duration: 8 weeks

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Series 2 - Module 4: Differential Diagnosis, Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine.

Format: Combined learning distributed material/ 3 day onsite lecture/lab, module including, videos of technique, power point Presentations of related material and anatomy, course manual, descriptive anatomy test.

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Series 2 - Module 5: Differential Diagnosis, Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine.

Format: 3 day onsite lecture/lab days, 6 week online learning material presented pre and post intensive, online discussion board, videos of technique, Power point Presentations of related material and anatomy, course manual, descriptive anatomy text and online testing for competency.

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Series 3 Diploma in Manual Therapy (Dip.MT)

This level is about mastery and considerable aptitude is expected of students participating in these modules.

Module 6 Skill Mastery

More will be learned on the craniovertebral region and uncovertebral joints but this module will concentrate on alternative techniques and designing techniques for difficult and/or complex patients where standard techniques are not appropriate. After this course the participant should be able to perform any manual therapy technique with consummate safety and skill smoothly integrating manual techniques with exercise, rest, electrotherapy and other treatments.

Module 7 Reasoning Mastery

Module 7 is Module 4 and 5 on steroids. The presentation of the most complex patients will be explored and all previously learned assessment and treatment techniques will be used in the identification and treatment of these people. Incipient pathologies and etiologies of participants will be identified and treated making this course an eminently clinical practice session. At the end of the module the participant will be able to consider her/himself as an expert at manual therapy.

Topical Outline

  • Review previously learned information and techniques
  • Detailed exploration of the theories and methods of critical reasoning:
    • Pathognomic
    • Pattern recognition
    • Hypothetic deduction
    • Script focused deduction
    • Set and evolving algorithms
    • Bias and error correction
  • Very complex patients
  • Diagnosis
  • Etiology and interdependent pathologies
  • Craniovertebral manipulative techniques
  • Designing techniques for difficult patients
  • Nurturing expertise

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