Manual Therapy is what we call all of the hands-on treatment that we perform. In school we tend to learn the basics, but the vast majority of hands-on techniques are learned from additional schooling beyond our degree. Although there are weekend courses that are offered in our profession to update these skills, the most encompassing path to becoming a manual therapist specialist in Canada is by becoming a Fellow within the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).
As stated by the CAMPT association: “CAMPT-Certified physiotherapists are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) that have completed extensive post-graduate education and have attained internationally recognized qualifications in hands-on manipulative therapy. We provide focused treatment based on research-guided techniques that speed up patient recovery while educating them about their condition to reduce the risk of relapse.
To ensure your therapist is CAMPT-Certified and to make it easy for you to identify them, CAMPT created this logo that our Fellows display on their website, business cards and in their offices.
So watch for the seal, as it’s a protected and monitored accreditation that can only be used by FCAMPTs. To ensure its validity, click on the logo. Valid seals will automatically take you to the CAMPT website where you can review the therapist’s profile. A physical seal and certificate should also be present at the therapist’s office.”
It took me 7-years of community-based post-graduate coursework to complete this grueling certification – starting while still in school in 2010, I successfully completed all of my exams and was able to successfully obtain Fellowship status in the fall of 2018.
From freeing up stiff joints to loosening up tight tissue, I am proud to be able to offer the techniques learned through the FCAMPT system.
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