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Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy

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“Building on the foundations of specialty board-certified knowledge, our COMT begins your journey in achieving mastery of manipulating the human movement system…”

We believe that a manual therapy certification should be much more than the mere application of needles and manipulation.  Our COMT track, follows the concept of learning how to positively impact human movement system through a logical, clinical decision making model.   We are the first manual therapy program that also focuses on how to definitely make a physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis, prior to intervention.


Target Audience: Physical Therapists

Application Deadline:  This program has a rolling start and you may begin with any of the 8 onsite courses.   To successfully complete the program, you must complete each course.

Prerequisites:  Must hold a state license to practice physical therapy

Did you know you can utilize the laboratory hours gained in COMT towards a fellowship in manual therapy?


What is the difference between COMT and Fellowship:  Our COMT gives you foundational knowledge in how to manipulate the human movement system.   Our Fellowship program trains you to become a teacher, leader and clinical master in this realm.

See the below list of included courses and begin enrolling today! You need to complete each of the 8

courses to sit for the certification examination (additional fee).


Upcoming Courses


Course Curriculum

1. Applied Medical Screening Principles: Triaging the Patient with Presumed Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

This course will focus on the role of the physical therapist as the first contact practitioner. The emphasis of this course will be placed upon applied medical screening and clinical examination principles for the independently practicing physical therapist. Utilizing evidenced-based examination strategies and a case-based format, discussions will focus upon relevant issues pertaining to the clinical reasoning and decision-making principles involving patients thought to be presenting with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction that will need to be referred to or managed in conjunction with other medical practitioners. Structured laboratory sessions will provide instruction in pertinent assessment techniques as well as an introduction to applied manual therapy techniques for treatment of selected neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction(s).

2. Clinical Reasoning for the Lower Body Region

This course will focus on the examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment of frequently encountered clinical presentations in patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction involving the lower body. A case-based format will focus upon relevant issues pertaining to the differentiation of clinical conditions involving the lumbar spine, the lumbopelvic complex, the hip joint, and the lower extremity. Structured laboratory sessions will provide instruction in pertinent assessment techniques as well as an introduction to applied manual therapy techniques for treatment of the lower quarter region.

3. Considerations for the Management of Low Back Pain: “A System of Classification”

Featuring the elements and principles of Treatment Based Classification System, this course is structured to present a format for evaluation and treatment of the lumbopelvic spine, and regional considerations, utilizing advanced orthopedic skills. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing clinical decision-making skills and integrating manual therapy procedures within the overall plan of care for the patient with low back pain. Relevant research and evidenced based principles will be presented and discussed. The course will include lectures, discussions, and structured laboratory sessions.

4. Clinical Decision-Making for the “Upper Body Region”

This course will focus on the examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment of frequently encountered clinical presentations in patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction involving the upper body. A case-based format will focus upon relevant issues pertaining to the differentiation of clinical conditions involving the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, the thoracic outlet region, and the upper extremity. Structured laboratory sessions will provide instruction in pertinent assessment techniques as well as an introduction to applied manual therapy techniques for treatment of the upper body region.

5. Considerations for the Management of Neck Pain: “Biomechanical Assessment of the Cervical Spine”

This course is structured to present a format for evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine utilizing advanced orthopedic skills. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing clinical decision-making skills and integrating manual therapy procedures within the overall plan of care for the patient with regional cervical spine dysfunction and regional thoracic spine dysfunction. The course will include lectures, discussions, and structured laboratory sessions.

6. Integrated Manual Therapy, Pain Science, and Neurodynamics for the Lower Extremity

This course is designed to provide a biopsychosocial insight into the emerging neuro-scientific revolution of pain science, particularly as it relates to plasticity of the brain and the dynamics of the nervous system. Modern concepts of pain neurophysiology will be taught which are vital in the care of every one of our patients’ “painful” conditions. This course will assist the modern manual therapist on how to examine, differentiate, evaluate and treat the physical health of the nervous system. It is geared toward practicing clinicians who want to learn how to effectively discern when pain is likely due to nociception, peripheral neuropathy or central sensitivity and how to approach with treatment interventions. A lower extremity differential approach with manual therapy treatment interventions is presented. Additional intervention emphasis is placed on neurodynamics, engaging social forces to communicate with patients and imagery to reduce their painful experience.

7.  Integrated Manual Therapy, Pain Science, and Neurodynamics for the Upper Extremity

This course is designed to provide a biopsychosocial insight into the emerging neuro-scientific revolution of pain science, particularly as it relates to plasticity of the brain and the dynamics of the nervous system. Modern concepts of pain neurophysiology will be taught which are vital in the care of every one of our patients’ “painful” conditions. This course will assist the modern manual therapist on how to examine, differentiate, evaluate and treat the physical health of the nervous system. It is geared toward practicing clinicians who want to learn how to effectively discern when pain is likely due to nociception, peripheral neuropathy or central sensitivity and how to approach with treatment interventions. An upper extremity differential approach with manual therapy treatment interventions is presented. Additional intervention emphasis is placed on neurodynamics, engaging social forces to communicate with patients and imagery to reduce their painful experiences.

8.  Concepts in Motor Control and Manual Therapy Utilization: Case-Based Applications

This course will provide an overview of the development and application of evidenced-based practice guidelines, for patients presenting with selected neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Key assessment and intervention techniques will be presented, discussed and practiced in simulated laboratory sessions. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing clinical decision-making skills pertaining to functional, regional interdependence and integrating manual therapy procedures within the overall plan of care for the patient with selected neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The course will include lectures, case studies, discussions, and structured laboratory sessions.