Monday, October 2, 2017

OPTIM COMT Course Coming to SLU!

The Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy and the SLU - SSM Health Physical Therapy Residency want you to know about the following course series offered by Optim Manual Therapy. This course series is to take place over six weekends on the beautiful Saint Louis University campus. With successful completion, participants can earn a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT).

Course #
Foundations I

Patient handling and interview concepts, indications/ contraindications, biomechanics, review of systems, organ and joint palpation, intro to common manipulations, intro to imaging, muscle length and strength testing
Nov 18-19, 2017
Foundations II
Patient education, persistent pain, exam of joint, common manipulations, functional movement analysis, imaging

Jan 27-28, 2018

Lumbar Spine
Lumbar anatomy and prevalence, lumbar exam, palpation, evaluation, manual therapy techniques, exercise, SIJ anatomy, exam, and treatment, peripheral nerve entrapments
March 24-25 2018
Lower Quarter
Hip, knee, foot/ankle: foundation, exam/eval, treatment, lower extremity palpation and nerve biasing, intro to hip movement system impairments, LQ exercise
June 2-3, 2018
Cervical Spine
Cervical and thoracic foundations, anatomy, biomechanics, differential diagnosis, exam, cervical and thoracic manual therapy and exercise, intro to cervical movement system impairment and repeated motions
July 28-29, 2018
Upper Quarter and Thoracic Spine
Shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist: foundation, exam/eval, treatment, upper extremity palpation and nerve biasing, intro to shoulder movement system impairments, UQ exercise
Sept 29 - 30, 2018


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