Certification in Integrative Manual Therapy (Cert. IMT)

The Certification in Integrative Manual Therapy is awarded to individuals who have completed the entire IMT course series and have passed comprehensive oral and practical skills testing.  Those that have successfully passed the examination process will be permitted to use the credentials “Cert. IMT”.  The education behind this credential is designed to provide the foundations of clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis coupled with appropriate evidence-based therapeutic interventions.  Cert. IMT professionals will be recognized as expert providers of an array of advanced neuromusculoskeletal therapies.  These will include spinal manipulation, non-thrust mobilization approaches, and manual neuromuscular re-education techniques all supported by appropriate therapeutic exercise interventions and movement strategies designed to promote patient wellness and independence.

The following classes are included in the certification requirements:

  1. IMT-1: Integrative Manipulative Therapy of the Spine
  2. IMT-2: Integrative Manual Therapy of the Upper Quadrant
  3. IMT-3: Integrative Manual Therapy of the Lower Quadrant
  4. IMT-4:  Advanced IMT for Complex Cervicothoracic Spinal Conditions & Radiculopathies
  5. IMT-5:  Advanced IMT for Complex Lumbopelvic Spinal Conditions & Radiculopathies

Primary Course Instructors:  

  • Ms. Sarah Hanna, PT, MPT, FAAOMPT
  • Dr. Matt Grubb, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
  • Dr. Rachel Grubb, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
  • Dr. Sean Flannagan, PT, DPT

PREREQUISITES: Licensed PT, MD, DO or NMD or a student enrolled in a PT, MD, DO or NMD program. Please bring proof of licensure or student ID to class.

*All MD, DO and NMD students are eligible to attend. PT students must be in their 2nd or 3rd year of study or attend with a Professor, CI, or PT mentor.

*To qualify for the Clinical instructor rate you must be APTA Credentialed and provide the name of the school you primarily mentor for.

*To qualify for new graduate rate, you must have graduated within the last 24 months of the date of the course.

Internationally, the following practitioners may attend our courses:

  • Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
  • Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists


Recommended Book: Handbook of Osteopathic Technique

”The MPTA is pleased to highly recommend Professor Laurie Hartman’s text “Handbook of Osteopathic Techniques” and accompanying DVD series.  Professor Hartman is a pioneer in the areas of spinal manipulation and orthopedic manual therapy and has had a significant impact on our technique development.  These are valuable resources that would benefit both beginning and seasoned clinicians.  The MPTA would strongly recommend anyone who is able to take Professor Hartman’s course offerings should the opportunity present.”  Click here for more information.