IMMT FOUNDATIONS*

*Acupuncturists, kinesiologists, medical doctors, personal trainers, occupational therapists, and traditional Chinese medicine doctors need to take our Palpation course first.

Course Description

This course is the first step of the IMMT journey and is designed as the entry point into our education stream. It is open to any allied health professional with a background in manual therapy or to health professionals who have taken our palpation course. The goal is to bring allied health professionals to a common starting point. We start to lay the foundation for the skills needed to palpate bone motility, visceral health and fascial integrity. We will introduce the major concepts of IMMT and show you how to seamlessly integrate manual therapy and exercise prescription into your practice. We cover the updates and relevant research in manual therapy and how the foundations for our interventions fit within the current scientific and clinical evidence. 

 

Manual therapy and movement are a significant part of a much larger impact you can have with your client, and we go into detail of where it fits in client care, what other impacts you can have as their health and wellness practitioner to optimize your practice. Regardless of where you fit professionally, we will help you discover how to improve what you already do and identify what you still need to learn. 

 

In this two-day course, we introduce our manual therapy treatment methodology: Assess, Prep, Restore, and Link, along with movement progressions that not only gives powerful feedback as to your treatment, but increased function to your clients. We also discuss the Integrated Care Model (ICM), a complete wellness framework that will maximize the positive clinical impact on your clients. 

What You Will Learn

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Enhanced palpation skills and a deeper understanding of what lies beneath your hands.

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An appreciation for your professions brilliancies and blind spots and how it can direct your future learning.

Holistic understanding of client health and where you fit within that framework.

A foundation for integrating and building your skills with impactful techniques.

Improved ability to determine the drivers of dysfunction in the body

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Develop your critical thinking, evidence based practice and manual therapy.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to identify rigidity within joints, tissue, viscera and bones

  • Identify restrictions in joint range of motion and pick up where the compensatory patterns are

  • How to discern key problem areas from an active and passive movement perspective 

  • The importance of critical thinking in the application of treatment

  • How to engage your clients in their health journey and optimize recovery

  • Integration of movement and manual therapy, showing the way to go from the treatment table to the training floor

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Understanding the art and science of palpation and where it fits within our professions

  • Palpation lab: layer palpation, palpation through range, palpation through oscillation, bone palpation

  • Manual therapy concepts: understanding mobilizations and the importance of end feels

  • Rigidity screens and what does that mean

  • Introduction to the Integrated Care Model (ICM)

  • IMMT methodology, assessment and treatment principles: Prep, Restore, Integrate, Link

  • Pelvis and lower extremity labs: principles and techniques for identifying and treating restrictions 

Day 2

  • Shoulder, lumbar spine, thoracic spine and cervical spine labs: principles and techniques for identifying and treating restrictions

  • Movement Lab: bridging the gap between movement and manual therapy

  • Assessment Lab: pulling it all together

Ready To Elevate Your Skills?