The Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) series broadens therapists scope of hands on approaches to successfully manage clients with pain. The course integrates Strain Counterstrain with visceral manipulation and cranial techniques to treat dysfunction within the musculoskeletal, visceral and neuromeningeal systems. The series is scientifically based and clinically orientated and is split into 4 two day modules with pre-reading and self examination accompanying each module. IMT1 needs to be completed as a pre-requisite to any other module.
IMT1 (Assessment and treatment strategies) focuses on assessment. The nature of chronic pain and models for treatment will be covered. A subjective and objective scan exam will be presented. Therapists will leave the module with an understanding of the clinical reasoning associated with the subjective assessment and will have gained the skills required to conduct an objective assessment that will help them to make treatment decisions. Participants will be introduced to SCS technique and leave the module with an insight of how integrated manual therapy can be applied to help their clients.
IMT2 ( Mechanico-adaptive treatment model) focuses on a mechanical / adaptive model of treatment. Therapists will gain an understanding of the inter-relationship the spine has with the pelvis and lower extremities. Scan tests and SCS techniques for the foot and ankle, pelvis, sacrum and coccyx, spine and thoracic cage will be covered. Therapists will leave the module with powerful techniques to change neuromuscular joint dysfunctions creating pain locally and elsewhere in the body as a result of mechanical adaptation.
IMT3 ( Viscero-fascial treatment model) has a focus on the fascial meridians that connect the musculoskeletal and visceral systems. Therapists will learn scan tests and SCS and VM techniques to assess and treat dysfunction in the “myofascial chains” of the musculoskeletal system and in the “central tendon” which connects the organs. Therapists will leave the module with techniques to alter fascial tone imbalances creating local pain and elsewhere in the body as a result of fascial distortion.
IMT4 (Neuro-cranial treatment model) focuses on the cranium. A structural model utilising SCS and Sutherland approaches will be presented to assess and treat dysfunction in the neurocranium, TMJ and dural memebranes. Therapists will leave the module with techniques to treat craniosacral dysfunction creating local pain and elsewhere in the body as a result of fascial and neurological connections.