Continuing Professional Education
Manual Therapy Certification (MTC)
By attending a series of treatment seminars and completing the oral, practical, written exam, you can earn a highly respected certification in different physical therapy specialties.
|Certification in Manual Therapy (MTC)||CEUs|
|S1 – Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation||2.0|
|E1 – Upper Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation||1.5|
|E1 – Lower Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation||1.5|
|MF1 – Myofascial Manipulation||1.8|
|S2 – Advanced Lumbar & Thoracic Spine||1.8|
|S3 Advanced Cervical & Upper Thoracic||2.0|
|S4 – Functional Analysis-Pelvic & Hip||1.6|
|E2 – Extremity Integration||2.1|
How Specialty Certification Works
Physical Therapy Manual Therapy Certification is designed to offer a series of seminars, which culminate in a comprehensive examination consisting of written, oral and practical testing to define competency in a chosen field. To be a Certified Orthopedic Manual physical therapist, you will have to attend a series of seminars, culminating in a comprehensive online review and face-to-face examination process.
Certification requires completion of the required seminars either as a structured Manual Therapy continuing education process or as a part of one of our post-professional Manual Physical Therapy degree programs. Taking the home study manual therapy courses physical therapy for graduate credit is not required for Certification, although taking them for credit toward a post-professional Manual Physical Therapy degree is recommended for maximum educational benefit.
Certification Review and Exam
Upon registration, the certification candidate receives access to a robust online study guide. The study guide includes technique videos, as well as sample questions and study suggestions from instructors.
Certification is a three-day in-person experience consisting of instructor-led reviews that provide the student an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from instructors. On the fourth day, a written exam is given followed by a series of oral and practical examinations. The standard sought is the safe application of advanced clinical skills in the areas tested. Results are confidential.
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