Integrated Manual Therapy (IMT)

The Integrated Manual Therapy course is a three-day course giving an in-depth practical knowledge of modern manual therapy techniques.

Drawing on over 35 years of clinical practice, Dr Christopher Norris has produced a detailed course which distils manual therapy into its most clinically effective techniques. Combining work by Cyriax, Maitland, McKenzie and Mulligan, the Integrated Manual Therapy (IMT) course cuts through the traditional dogma which pervades much of manual therapy teaching. In three days you will learn effective techniques for the lower limb, upper limb, and spine giving you confidence to begin treating from day one.

Overview

Day one

  • The science of manual therapy
  • Grading & recording manual therapy
  • Techniques for the hip, knee, ankle, and foot

Day two

  • Clinical reasoning – what to apply & how to decide
  • Techniques for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Day three

  • Progressing techniques and incorporating into an effective rehab programme.
  • Techniques for lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint (SIJ), thoracic spine and ribs, cervical spine.
Integrated Manual Therapy (IMT)

Integrated Manual Therapy (IMT) – list of techniques

Demo of technique followed by guided practical working with partner.

All students must act as subjects for partner except where pre-described medical condition inhibits.

Day
Focus
Details
One
Hip
Longitudinal glide using bodyweight and belt Lateral glide using belt Quadrant mobilisation Distraction at 90 degrees hip flexion Rotation at 90 degrees hip flexion Use of glide mobilisation technique during limb movement.
One
Knee
AP & PA glide using block. Capsular stretch using forearm pivot. Traction rotation (loose body). Valgus / varus glide Longitudinal distraction.
One
Ankle
Anterior draw calcaneum using block. Sub taloid distraction and glide. Use of glide mobilisation technique during limb movement.
One
Foot
Mid-foot glide at calcaneal-cuneiform line. Tarsal glides including Cuboid accessory mob. Toe distraction.
Two
Shoulder
Lateral glide. Longitudinal distraction. Lateral rotation passive stretch. Quadrant stretch. Use of glide mobilisation technique during limb movement.
Two
Elbow
Mobilisation of radial head. Mobilisation into extension.
Two
Wrist
AP glide. Lunate / capitate glide.
Two
Hand
Phalanx distraction. Interphalangeal AP glide.
Three
Spine (all levels)
PA mob to spinous process all levels.Rotation mob to lumbar spine grades 1-4. HVT (grade 5) to lumbar spine. Transverse mob to all levels. PA pressure to articular pillar (facet joint) all levels.
Three
Ribcage
Costovertebral mob in sitting. Intercostal muscle stretch sitting.
Three
Cervical spine isolation
Cervical traction manual supine (alternate hand positions & belt). Cervical rotation mob (grades I-IV).
Three
Pelvis
Leg pull SIJ mob. Pelvic spring procedures (prone & supine). Sub-occipital flexion (chin tuck) mob. CS lateral glide (lower and upper cervical).

Upcoming Courses

3/4/5th December 2024

NCORE, Training Room 4,  The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE

£375

Please fill in the contact form below or email: contact@drchrisnorris.co.uk