Course Testimonials…What Your Colleagues Are Saying About the MPTA!


“This is the most skilled and humble group of instructors I have encountered in over 16 years of practice.  They are going to change our profession in a profound way!”

Tiffany Lamonde, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT – Cumming, GA


“After 10 years of practice and being fearful of manipulation – especially of the cervical spine – this course changed my outlook and will change how I practice.”

 Melissa Kuester, PT, DPT – Charleston, SC


“This is one of the best courses I have ever attended.  It really gave me more confidence and skills that I need for many of the complex patients I treat daily!”

Kyota Shizuka, PT, DPT, ATC, Cert. DN, CSCS – Polson, MT


“I am a seasoned practitioner of over 30 years who has taken multiple manipulation courses.  I appreciated this course because the techniques are profound in effect without being overly complex or too technical.”

Cliff Steagall, PT, CSCS, CEAS II – Woodstock, GA


“Excellent trainers.  Fantastic two days.  One of the best courses I have ever been on.”

Paul Battersby, BSc (Hons), MSCP

Senior Lecturer, Glyndwr University – Wrexham, Wales
Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Board Director (UK)
President of the International Council of Health, Fitness, and Sports Therapists (UK)


“Labs were well done with opportunities to work with different body types.  Lectures were short but very informative.  I’ve been to many manual therapy courses over my 35+ year career and this one was the best.”

Larry Burks, PT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Cert. MDT – Cookeville, TN


“I never felt more comfortable working on the spine than after I completed this course.  So much hands-on learning…you can’t forget the techniques!”

Marie Boone, PT, DPT, CSRS – Kingman, AZ


“I have been doing manual therapy CEUs for almost 20 years.  This is an EXCELLENT hands-on manual therapy course.”

Dave Hogarth, PT, DPT, CES, PES – Scottsdale, AZ


“Not only is the skill/technique emphasized but even more importantly the clinical reasoning!  I feel confident in my ability to reason through why or why not to manipulate after attending IMT-1.  I believe all clinicians could benefit from this course.”

Leona Sharman, PT – Mesa, AZ


“This course had the most comprehensive lab/practice components I’ve experienced in the multiple maniupulation courses I’ve taken.  Very effective & easy techniques that were comfortable for the patient.  I really enjoyed the therapuetic alliance and connecting to the patient lecture taught from a private practice owner point of view.”

Shane Rushing PT, DPT, OCS, SCS – Spokane, WA


“I had not taken a spinal manipulation course in 10 years and this was an extremely well done!  Content and instructors are excellent!”

Bradford Bently, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT, CMP, Cert ASTYM, CSCS – Seattle, WA


“Excellent course!  I have taken a number of courses on mobilization and manipulation and I appreciate that IMT-1 reviewed how to assess, feel, and position prior to manipulating.  As a subject and practitioner, I really appreciate the focus on technique.  Fine tuned my skills tremendously!”

Kaci Monroe, PT, DPT, Dip. Osteopractor, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, CSCS – Bigfork, MT


“I have taken a few introductory manipulation courses before.  This was the first one that gave me the confidence to comfortably use it in practice.”

Jonh Kelley, PT, DPT, MTC, ATC – Charleston, SC


“Excellent course!  The breaking down of the subtle nuances of several manipulative techniques greatly increased my success.”

James Corcoran, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT – Pinon, AZ


“The MPTA brought a wealth of konwledge and expertise to this course that I have not found in other coures.  Their ability to teach and mentor other clinicians in a short amount of time allowed each of us to walk out of the course as better capable to help patients.”

Jared Descoteaux, PT, DPT – Deer Park, WA


“This course was amazing!  If you are wanting to learn easy, effective manipulative techniques, you have to take this course.  You will not be disappointed!”

Cory Christensen, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT – Burley, ID


“Really enjoyed it.  I highly recommend the MPTA!  I knew some manips before I came and after I feel much more confident with key manips!  The hands-on training and instructor-to-student ratio was phenomenal.  Very impressed and will definitely have our PTs be part of this!”

Tyler Billings, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT – Twin Falls, ID


“I have taught spinal manipulation for 25 years and learned new applications of spinal techniques in a collaborative safe environment. I highly recommend this course.”

Nick Baratovich, NMD, Dept. Chair SCNM – Tempe, AZ


“Great class with awesome instructor feedback on each manipulation.  This course goes through the essential foundational components of manual therapy and clinical reasoning coupled with 85% lab/practical sessions.”

Traci Leahy PT, DPT – Spokane, WA


“I learned great techniques & most importantly, how to gently set patients up, with emphasis on speed and light touch to achieve manipulation success.”

Ernie Dickson, PT, OCS, Cert. DN, CSCS – Kingsport, TN


“One of the best courses I have ever been on.  Tutors were friendly and approachable and helped to explain things in a way that helped me to understand.  I am partially sighted and this was of upmost importance.  Highly recommend to colleagues.  Any future UK courses I will attend.”

Carolyn Self, Charted Physiotherapist – South Wales, UK


“Excellent techniques with clinical reasoning component which will help dramatically in the clinic with outcomes and minimizing adverse events.”

Juan Jaramillo PT, DPT, COMT – Spokane, WA


“Great instructors with lots of one-on-one feedback!  It felt like they really cared about how I improved my manipulation skills throughout the course.”

Tony DeMuri, PT, DPT – Spokane, WA


“The MPTA team really gave me great feedback and taught me several new techniques that I think will have an immediate impact on my practice.  I can’t wait to use them!”

Sarah Thompson, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS- Phoenix, AZ


“Wonderful course!  Not as overwhelming as other manipulation courses I’ve taken.  Love the component mechanism of the cervical spine and TLJ manips. . . they make it effortless.   They gave me everything I need to maintain and master manipulation.”

Jennifer Larson, PT, DPT, LMT, Cert. DN, CCI -Mesa, AZ


“Practical, immediately applicable, and a novel handling approach that made me reconsider how much force I will use in my manual therapy going forward.  A clear reminder that we can always improve our manual skills.  Loved it!”

Amber Enright, PT, DPT – Phoenix, AZ


“I have taken several manual therapy and manipulation courses over my career and this one provided excellent instruction on gentle techniques that are easy to implement.  I feel more comfortable now than before and will therefore implement them in practice.”

Charlie Glenn, PT, DPT, OCS, TPI – Charleston, SC


“Loved it!  I had minimal experience with spinal HVLAT techniques coming into the weekend.  I’m leaving with no questions and tons of confidence in my training in regards to safe practice and continued mastery.  I’m definitely taking the course again!”

Aaron Killion, #FutureNMD – Chandler, AZ


“IMT-1 was an excellent course for clinicians wanting to learn clinical reasoning in conjunction with spinal manipulation.  The instructors were great and demonstrated a wide variety of techniques and alternative strategies with lots of realtime feedeback.  I feel that I am able to take a whole new set of skills back to the clnic on Monday to imrpove patient outcomes and compliance.”

Sami Iranon, PT, DPT – Spokane, WA


“I would highly recommend this course to everyone, beginner to advanced practitioners.  I learned many new techniques and I am confident in implementing manipulative therapy into my practice.”

Patryk Gawryiak – St. Neots, UK


“I was fearful of manipulation [receiving & giving] prior to this course, I now know and feel more confident about manipulations.”

Eric Hefferon PT, DPT, CSCS, CIDN – Arizona


“Great instructors and clinicians!  Their manual skills personally helped me with my own neck.  They create a warm, friendly environment to learn in.  I would absolutely recommend them as your first choice for learning manual therapy. ”

Marlesa Moore, PT, DPT – Kalispell, MT


“Thought-provoking course that enabled me to expand my manual therapy “toolbox” to treat the entire patient population seen in the clinic.  Money well spent!”

Tyler Starkweather, PT, DPT – Charleston, SC


“Great course!  I feel much more confident and comfortable using the skills as well as teaching them to students.”

Phil Hageman, PT, DPT – Missoula, MT


“The MPTA team create a fun environment to learn manipulation and challenged me during the weekend and exposed me to variations in manipulation that immediatly improved my success, skills, and confidence.”

Andrew Lilles, PT, DPT, OCS – Fresno, CA


“I really enjoyed IMT-1, the instructors were very informative and hands-on!  It was a great, fun, and relaxed learning environment.  I look forward to taking more seminars from them.”

Whitney Donohue, #FutureNMD – Scottsdale, AZ


“Excellent course, excellent instructors.  Will definitely attend other MPTA courses.”

Jim Kester, PT, DPT, Dip. Osteopractor – Superior, AZ


“I had some degree of apprehension of my lack of ability to perform the techniques safely.  The instructors were excellent and my fears were put to rest.”

John Schroeder, PT, SCS – Auburn, WA


“The MPTA instructors made manipulation easy, fun, and interactive even for someone who has never manipulated before.  I highly recommend taking this course if you have the opportunity.”

Carly Monson – Tempe, AZ


“As a student of naturophathic medicine it was great to learn new techniques.  I will definitely be using their techniques in the future and I look forward to attending their advanced courses.”

Laura Vila – Tempe, AZ


“Excellent course!  Great combination of foundational knowledge to psychomotor training to be successful with spinal manipulation.”

Ben Boyd, PT, DPT – Everett, WA


“High level knowledge that kept you wanting to learn more and kept you focused!  Great instructor feedback and one-on-one time to help you master the basics.”

Carli Gibson, PT, DPT -Bagdad, AZ


“Thoroughly enjoyable and massively worthwhile.  This course will significantly change my practice and will have a large impact on the way I will treat.”

Matthew Stevenson – Glasgow, Scotland


“Great hands-on learning experience incorporating evidence based research.  The instructors gave feedback on techniques with visual and manual cueing for proper execution for spinal manipulation.  I would recommend this course to anyone looking to further their spinal manipulation skills.”

Stacey Jaramillo, PT, DPT, COMT – Spokane, WA


“Fantastic course.  Excellent instructors, great information.  Can’t wait for the next one!”

Stuart Walker – Chester, UK


“These instructors are very good at their craft and present the skills well.   Well suited for the novice and the experienced clinician.  Very well done!”

Stuart Walker – Chester, UK


“Great course comprised of evidence/research, professional experience, and extensive hands-on lab time.  Student to instructor ratios facilitated learning.  Instructors were wonderful and easy to learn from.”

Lynnette Gilmore, PT, DPT  -Tube City, AZ


“As a beginner/novice to manipulation, IMT-1 offered me an opportunity to learn new techniques safely and effectively without much experience.”

Zachary Moran, #FutureNMD – Tempe, AZ


“Outstanding course delivered by Dr. Sean, Dr. Matt and Dr. Rachel.  Loved the positive way these instructors taught with utmost professionalism with a touch of humour.”

Suzanne McCollum – South Cheshire, UK


“I really enjoyed the course.  All of the instructors were super helpful and easy to approach.  I would definitely recommend the course to any interested in manipulation.”

Ashley Milhzer – #FutureNMD, Tempe, AZ


“Wonderful course & insturctors who took the time to repeat the demos until you got it.  Definitely added new skills to my toolbox and now I will be able to provide a more comprehensive treatment approach to patients instead of referring them out to a chiropractor.”

Michelle Pedersen, PT, MSPT, CCT – Tucson, AZ


“Great techniques and fantastic assistance during labs.”

Scott Tisler, PT, DPT, OCS – Salem, OR


“Great course for clinicians new to manipulation.  Instructors were especially good at jointly leading the class and complemented each other well as instructors. . .and we laughed a lot!”

Katherine J. Banner, PT, DPT -Middletown, DE


“Great!  Instructors take the time to ensure you are getting the techniques right.  They appear to have a significant care towards fostering both evidence-informed practice and giving you the tools needed to make patients better.  I absolutely loved this course!”

Josh Farrester, PT, DPT – Madras, OR


“Phenomenal team that provided an excellent learning environment.  I would highly recommend novices and experts to learn from the MPTAlliance.”

Tamara Hefferon PT, DPT, CSCS, CIDN, LSVT -Arizona


“As a naturopathic medical student learning new and gentle manipulations has made me more comfortable and confident with my abilities in the cervical spine.”

Emmalee Shaheen, #FutureNMD – Tempe, AZ


“This course has been an excellent refreesher for me – I graduated from SCNM 10 years ago.  The added insights into safety and assessment were invaluable.”

Orville R. Weyrich, Jr, PhD, NMD, BCN – Scottdale, AZ


“I found this course to be impressive, interesting, and useful.  I feel confident in my ability to implement manipulation in to my practice without hesitation.”

Suresh Machado – Preston, UK


“Taking this course has given me new insights on manual therapy as well as supported information I learned in the past.  I will not hesitate to take another MPTA course.  Their team creates a  great environment that is fun and facilitates learning the techniques.  I can’t wait to take more classes.”

Aleksey Lavrinenko, SPT – Athens, OH


“This class has given me many manual techniques to use in the clinic.  Much more than other classes of the same length.  I highly recommend the MPTA.”

Mari Kneeter, PT, MPT, CLT – Sunnyvale, CA


“MPTA presented up-to-date clinically applicable evidence that can be integrated into practice right away.  The techniques are very learnable with great instructors.”

Sean McBride, PT, DPT, OCS – Seattle, WA


“This course gives students the confidence to use manipulation in the clinic with success and without fear.”

Trevor Hawks, SPT – Athens, OH


“Truly a course which you can use immediately, and it will set you apart from other professionals.”

Tito Dith, PT, DPT – Seattle, WA


“Amazing course even for a pediatric therapist!”

Kayla Briese, PT, DPT – San Tan Valley, AZ


“Very good course.  A lot of hands-on, individualized instruction.  I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.  It is well worth the investment.”

Mohana Nedunchezian – Chester, UK


“Great course encompassing everything you need to take to the clinic on Monday – evidence, skill and confidence.  The tools required to educate your colleagues and help your patients get better.”

Sarah Ecker PT, DPT, PRPC – Virginia


“This was a great intro course to manipulation that gives you the confidence to use in the clinic the next day.”

Aaron Dranz, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, CSCS, FMSI – Scottsdale, AZ


“This was a great course.  The instructors were eager to help make sure you understood each technique and how to properly use it within a patient presentation.”

Levi Street PT, DPT – Mesa, AZ


“I would highly recommend the MPTA for all manual therapists.  Instructors were kind, patient, and highly skilled.”

John Walker, PT, MOMT – Temecula, CA


“I feel like I have learned techniques that I can immediately apply in the clinic.”

Gabriel Lucas PT, DPT -ARIZONA


“This course was unique in its presentation and was an excellent experience.  The hands-on instruction was extremely beneficial and the atmosphere was fun and engaging.  I learned a lot and had a great time. “

Mary Badr – Mesa, AZ


“Very patient & encouraging to all skill levels & confidence levels. “

Erin Alley, PT, MSPT – Columbus, NC