I cannot speak highly enough of the IOMT program. Having gone through Levels 1 and 2, my confidence in patient evaluation and treatment have increased significantly and I have seen a real improvement in pt. outcomes. This program is the best thing I’ve ever done in terms of further education. It is centered around a systematic, logical evaluation and treatment process with ample practice time and guided patient treatment. I started the program after 9 years of treating patients and wish I had done so sooner.
Kristie Rowley, MSPT, FAAOMPT
As an orthopedic spine surgeon and the medical director of the Northern New England Spine center, physical therapy is a very important part of my treatment algorithm. I have familiarity and experience with many physical therapists and their treatment approaches and outcomes. The skills of IOMT trained therapists in clinical assessment and manual therapy and the emphasis on and ability to safely and effectively proceed with therapeutic exercise is unparalleled. Their consistent excellent outcomes make my job easier. Due to my experience over the last 14 years, I refer specifically to IOMT therapists whenever possible.
Dr. Peter Dirksmeier
Seacoast Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Participating in the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy has been a career changing opportunity for me. I learned to develop my skills in a way I never imagined would be possible. This program has enabled me to become the physical therapist that I want to be and to meet the career goals that I have set forth for myself. I know in the future it will continue to be an asset to me and to my aspirations. I am thankful to have been a part of this program and I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone wishing to grow and develop his or her manual skills.
Maura Ryan, PT, DPT, OMT, CSCS
I can honestly say that IOMT level I and II were career changing for me. The overall structure, with weekly classes and clinical focus, is unmatched. I was able to develop my manual skills with continuous feedback from the instructors themselves, both in the classroom and during patient care. Meeting weekly allowed me to digest the information, put it into practice, and discuss concepts and techniques with classmates and instructors. This program bridged the gap between academia and patient care. The treatment approach taught at IOMT is systematic, logical, and effective. Above all Martin has hands on skills, charisma, and love for the profession that are unparalleled. He has an even greater ability to pass on these techniques to his students. I would highly recommend this program to all therapists who are looking to excel in orthopaedic physical therapy.
John P. Scafidi, PT, DPT, OMT, CSCS
Owner: PT Solutions, LLC
The residency and fellowship programs at the IOMT have served as the biggest influence in my career as a Physical Therapist. No academic, continuing education, or clinical experience has even come close to instilling the skills and knowledge I need to help my patients on a daily basis like my experience with IOMT. The treatment philosophy is backed up by sound reasoning, research, and clinical experience. And the faculty is amazing in their abilities to teach the complex subject matter in a clear manner. They take great pride in assuring you truly grasp the material. Skills and decision-making are practiced not only on fellow residents, but also on patients to assure carry over in your day-to-day patient experiences. The constant feedback and opportunity to practice under the tutelage of the expert faculty is the most valuable component of this unique learning experience. The confidence in my clinical skills and reasoning gained from my experience with the IOMT has been invaluable. I believe any Physical Therapist who is serious about providing the highest level of orthopedic patient care should pursue training at the IOMT without hesitation.
Michael Stare, DPT, OMT, CSCS, FAAOMPT
I attended Level 1 at the IOMPT in 2011. The education and experience I gained in this program was something that I would recommend to anyone, at any level of expertise in the physical therapy field. My clinical practice is performed with greater purpose and organization now. The institute provided me with the knowledge to be a valued clinical resource for fellow staff at the private practice I currently work at. The instructors hold valuable skills on dealing with even the most complex patients, and their individualized support allows you to tackle your own weaknesses. I will never be the same physical therapist I used to be since going through this experience and I’m so much more confident in my current assessment/treatment.
Kate Cote, DPT
Spending two years with Martin is unquestionably the greatest decision I could have made for my career. As a new grad, taking on a whole caseload can seem daunting – but through Level I students are taught to evaluate patients with a systematic approach. This way of thinking has made work much more enjoyable and significantly less stressful. Continuing with Level II has made me that much better of a clinician and all of my current and future patients benefit from this experience. I would highly recommend any physical therapist looking to further their manual therapy and patient management skills to sign up for IOMT.
Alex Trotsky, DPT
North Andover, MA
We all come out of school with a Doctorate in PT and think we are ready to take on the world. Sooner or later though, we all have a realization that school can only prepare us so much. The Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy takes everything you have learned, expands upon it, and helps create frameworks to understand how to effectively help every patient. Even when you are unsure, you always know how to help the person in front of you. After the institute, you never have a bad day at work and your confidence in your ability to treat patients grows exponentially.
Stephen Vitale, DPT
I cannot speak highly enough about IOMT and Martin Langaas. The IOMT program has taught me so much about managing and treating patients. My career as a physical therapist has become much more fun and rewarding as my patient outcomes have drastically improved. IOMT helps to simplify complex ideas and theories and helps you develop a system that is logical and leads to improved outcomes. The classes are a combination of hands on skills training and patient discussion. All of the patient contact hours are closely monitored by highly skilled and highly trained therapists that are there to help you develop your skills. All in all, anybody who is looking for advances training to become a better, more confident clinician, look no further than IOMT.
Steve Shevory, DPT
For 2 full years I had the privilege to be taught and mentored by Martin Langaas PT, OMT, FAAOMPT The Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Martin helped me grow as a clinician and improve patient outcomes by helping me to understand and clinically implement three distinct variables of Orthopedic evaluation and treatment….The way Martin teaches us how to ask our patients the right questions to guide and narrow our objective exam is beyond anything that graduate school, a weekend course, or a research article could ever teach us….Martin brings the emphasis back to how to use your hands the right way. How to mold your hands, how and where you should stand, how high or low the table should be, how and where to position the patient, what direction your manual force needs to be in order to test and treat a painful &/or a dysfunctional joint the right way….In order to improve long term patient outcomes, Martin teaches us how to educate our patients and use analogies to guide the patients understanding of the issues at hand….If you are a clinician and you have the opportunity to enroll in this program to learn from martin, do it. Learning from Martin will save you time and money in the long run.
Ramez Antoūn, PT, DPT
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