IMT-2 is a 16-hour live course designed to inform and equip participants with effective evaluative and treatment techniques for neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction in the upper quadrant. This 2-day course is a 90% hands-on, lab-based course to ensure adequate personalized instruction during the live portions of the course. Online learning modules will supplement in-class learning with pre-course education foundations and principles. Class time emphasis will be placed on condition differentiation (cervical vs. thoracic vs. shoulder), including clarifying evaluative pieces and common pattern recognition in addition to multimodal treatment interventions.
Interventions will include advanced/alternative manipulative techniques for the cervical spine, cervicothoracic junction, thoracic spine, ribs, and upper extremity. In addition, advanced non-thrust and strap assisted mobilization and neuromuscular re-education techniques for each region will be presented with an emphasis on active patient participation and therapeutic exercise prescription.
IMT-2 lays the foundational educational and practical skills components needed for successful participation in IMT-4: Advanced IMT for Complex Cervicothoracic Spinal Conditions and Radiculopathies.
Online Evidence-Based Modules Include:
- Advanced clinical reasoning module and identification of biopsychosocial factors influencing patient presentation.
- An evidence-based literature review of thrust and non-thrust interventions for the upper quadrant.
- Treatment based classification systems and their role in patient treatment.
- Differential diagnosis case presentation.
- Common practice patterns and an understanding of cervicothoracic hi-lo presentations.
- Full upper quadrant examination with differential diagnosis of cervical vs. thoracic vs. shoulder vs. neural container involvement.
*Online modules include built-in assessments. Participants must pass with a score of 75% or better to qualify for certification.*
A 100+ page manual with all lectures and detailed technique descriptions will be provided at the course to participants.
This course is currently being evaluated by the ProCert approval process for continuing education credit.