American Academy of Manipulative Therapy Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
    The mission of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy is to provide the highest quality post-graduate education to physical therapy clinicians so as to facilitate evidence-based treatment and subsequent optimal patient outcomes of neuromusculoskeletal conditions primarily affecting the spine, extremities, and craniofacial region. The institute provides physical therapists with advanced orthopaedic manual therapy skills in an effort to reduce pain and disability among patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. AAMT further strives to create clinicians that represent the academy and the larger physical therapy profession with both competency and character. Regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin, AAMT aims to advance orthopaedic physical therapy practice both nationally and internationally by publishing high-quality research studies and review articles on topics related to manual therapy.

    In addition to 440 patient treatment hours with a FAAOMPT mentor, all AAMT FITs will complete the following courses:
    - Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy with Cadavers
    Musculoskeletal Imaging for the Physical Therapist
    - Clinical Research: Design & Methodology
    - Clinical Reasoning for the Management of Vestibular Disorders
    - Emerging Technologies in Physical Therapy Research
    - Biopsychosocial & Pharmaceutical Aspects of Pain Management
    - Manual Therapy in Third World & Underserved Populations
    - Grant Writing & Publication
    - Leadership, Business Management & Legal Topics for the Private Practitioner
    - Leadership, Business Management & Legal Topics for the Private Practitioner
    - Biostatistics for Clinical Research
    - Education Innovation and Instructional Design for the Manual Therapist
    - Evaluation and Treatment Techniques using Non-thrust Mobilization of the Spine
    - Evaluation and Treatment Techniques using Non-thrust Mobilization of the Extremities
    - Instrument- assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization for - Spinal & Extremity Conditions: An Evidence-Based Approach
    - Upper and Lower Extremity Dysfunction: Evaluation and Management with HVLA Thrust Manipulation and Exercise
    - High-Velocity Low-amplitude Thrust Manipulation of the Cervical, thoracic, Lumbar, and SI Joints
    - Cervicothoracic Dysfunction and Cervicogenic Headaches: Diagnosis and Management with HVLA Thrust Manipulation and Exercise
    - Lumbar and Sacroiliac Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Management with HVLA Thrust Manipulation and Exercise
    - Clinical Applications of Spinal Manipulation and Comprehensive Oral, Practical, and Written Examination
    - Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic & Upper Extremity Conditions: An Evidence-Based Approach
    - Dry Needling for Lumbopelvic & Lower Extremity Conditions: an Evidence-Based Approach
    - Clinical Applications of Dry Needling for Spinal & Extremity Conditions and Comprehensive Examination
    - Differential Diagnosis and Multi-modal Management of Upper & Lower Extremity Pain Syndromes of Spinal Origin
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Website http://www.spinalmanipulation.org/
Website Directory Contact Name Dr Raymond Butts
Address Line 1 1036 Old Breckenridge Lane
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Phone 803/422-3954
Fax
Email fellowship@spinalmanipulation.org
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 01/15/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 02/01/2017
Program Start Date 1 03/01/2017
Interview Required No
Important Dates Not Applicable
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Per ABPTRFE guidelines, all applicants must meet the following requirements prior to be being admitted into the AAMT fellowship program: 1. Applicants must be a licensed physical therapist in the state that they plan to complete their clinical mentored training within. • Applicants may apply to AAMT with a temporary physical therapy license in the state that they plan to conduct mentored training in. • Foreign applicants may apply, but they must be licensed to practice in the state that they will conduct training prior to the start date of the fellowship. 2. Applicants must meet one or more of the following qualifications: • ABPTS specialist certification in a related specialty area • Graduate of an ABPTS credentialed residency program in a related specialty area • Demonstrable specialty skills within a specialty area
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
None
References/Evaluations
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Part Time
      Tuition $12,500.00
      Salary No
      Salary Type Not Applicable
      Benefits None
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 22
      Maximum Number of Positions 30
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