Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
OMPT (Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy) is an advanced specialization in the understanding of complex orthopedic pathology. It entails innovative clinical training, emphasizing differential diagnosis and manual therapy procedures. Our highly specialized and unique training involves the most current evidence-based practice and evidence-based manual and exercise techniques. We are highly trained in translatoric spinal manipulation, functional massage and advanced orthopedic and therapeutic exercise concepts. This additional training makes our practitioners uniquely qualified to deliver techniques reserved for more highly educated therapists with advanced knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and the musculoskeletal system.
OMPT Treatment Philosophy
The treatment philosophy of an OMPT is a continuum of the evaluation process, dictating the treatment. We perform a treatment consistent with the impairment findings from the examination. The precise line of testing gives an impression about specific structures and characteristics of the structural deficits. The emphasis of the treatment is elimination of the symptoms, restoration of movement, and training an area that has a pathological dysfunction with expectations of restoring function.
The OMPT Certification
The OMPT Certification is a post graduate certification in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. The certification is provided by Oakland University to physical therapists who want to advance their knowledge and skill in manual therapy. It requires a physical therapist to study for 2 more years above and beyond the regular therapy degrees (PT, MPT, DPT) and gives them an additional 200 extensive clinical hours. Individuals must pass numerous exams and clinical training to be called OMPT Certified.