Louisville, KY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011
The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute for Health Professions announces its Manual Physical Therapy Certification Program. The new program is designed to create physical therapists who are highly skilled in manual therapy and relevant research in this area. This Manual Physical Therapy Certification can be a stepping-stone to board certification in Orthopaedics or Sports Physical Therapy.
This certification program consists of six graduate level courses (19 credit hours). The courses include Evidence-based Physical Therapy Practice, Manual Therapy History and Professional Growth, Management of CervicoThoracic Disorders, Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders, Management of Lower Extremity Disorders and Management of Upper Extremity Disorders.
Ninety percent of the Manual Physical Therapy Certification Program happens wherever participants happen to be. It consists of an intensive combination of didactic, collaborative and laboratory experiences using a blend of distance learning, self-paced modules, and weekend intensive on-site courses. Students learn from all-star faculty of leaders in academia, research and practice management.
“The goal of the program is to create highly skilled, evidence-based practitioners who are proficient in spinal and extremity manipulation and other manual therapy procedures integrated within an evidence-based practice framework,” states Tim Flynn, PT, PhD.
The EIM Manual Physical Therapy Certification program is an attractive option for physical therapists who are not seeking the extensive commitment of a Residency or Fellowship Program. Should a participant change their mind and decide to complete a Residency program in the future, the Manual Physical Therapy Certification Program allows them to apply already earned credit hours towards an EIM Residency Program or to the EIM Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship.
EIM encourages physical therapists that have completed their certifications to state exactly what they are certified in and not to use “initials” behind their name. “The average client and other health care providers in our country do not have any idea of what a physical therapist does nor are they aware of the large volume of evidence that now supports physical therapy interventions for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. We are largely responsible for this identity crisis,” states Flynn. “Thus we strongly urge all of graduates of EIM certifications programs to spell out what their certification is and to not use initials. For example, John Q. Smith, PT, DPT, Manual Therapy Certification – EIM Institute for Health Professions.”
The Manual Physical Therapy Certification is the most cost and time effective post-professional educational step physical therapists can make if their goal is become a highly skilled, evidence-based clinician in the area of manual physical therapy. The program will also leave the door open to complete an EIM Orthopaedic or Sports Residency or Fellowship with the credit hours already received. At the same time, it can be a stepping-stone to board certification in Orthopaedics or Sports Physical Therapy.
EIM also offers Certification Programs in Upper Quarter Musculoskeletal Disorders, Lower Quarter Musculoskeletal Disorders, Extremity Disorders and Spinal Disorders. For more information on EIM’s Manual Certification Track and other Certification offerings, please call 1-888-709-7096 or email info(at)eimpt(dot)com.
About Evidence In Motion:
Evidence in Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of Evidence In Motion’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. Evidence In Motion offers Continuing Education, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Musculoskeletal Transition DPT, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. For more information, please visit EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find Evidence In Motion on Facebook and Twitter, @EIMTeam.
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