How do I register for a course?
You can register by clicking the Courses in the main menu or by using course finder to search for the course that you would like to take.
How do I create an account to access "My Account"?
An account will automatically be created for you when you register for a course. You will receive an account confirmation email with an automatically generated password. You will then be able to set up a new password for your account on the IAMT site to access the list of courses for which you have registered.
We are working on expanding the options, content and functionality of the “My Account” function. We will provide additional information on these options as the become available.
Where are courses offered?
The majority of our course are held in in physical therapy clinics across the United States. There will be occasions where a course will be held in hotel or conference center. As our courses are very practical based, we make every effort to teach these in a clinical setting with hi-lo tables/plinths with adequate space for lab. Each individual course listing will provide you information regarding the location and venue of the course.
If you click Courses link you will directed to a page that will allow you to search for courses. On this page you will be able to search using various filters including “Search by State”. Some courses, such as dry needling courses, are only able to be taught in the states where it is allowed by that states practice act.
How do I use a Coupon Code?
You may enter your coupon code in the the “Coupon Code” section on your registration page. If you run into any difficulties in utilizing your coupon code, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for resolution.
IAMT provides continuing education for several rehabilitation organizations around the United States. If you are interested in hosting an IAMT course or in learning more about group rates, please send us a message on our Contact page.
Are your courses evidence-based?
Yes. Our courses incorporate the most relevant research available related to orthopedic manual therapy, exercise, dry needling, taping, clinical reasoning, patient education and any other relevant topics related to our course offerings. Our courses also consider the basic sciences applied in solid clinical decision making such as histology, pathophysiology, neurophysiology and neuroplasticity. Our courses are taught by experienced clinicians who are able to incorporate their years of experience with the most current literature and integrate and teach the best of each.
How much are IAMT courses?
The cost of IAMT courses varies depending on duration, CEUs offered, and subject matter. Each individual course listing will provide you with the cost of each course. Group pricing is available. If you are interested in group rates or in hosting a course, please contact us here.
Are IAMT courses approved for CEUs in my state?
IAMT will acquire CEU approval, if required, in each state where our courses are offered. The number of CEUs vary by state, depending on the calculations set by that state’s association or board. You can view the number of course hours for the course duration on each registration page. If you have any questions related to specific state approval, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
What are the qualifications for IAMT instructors?
All IAMT instructors are subject matter experts with extensive backgrounds in their focus areas. Learn more about our instructors on our Experts page. You will find detailed professional and educational backgrounds on all of our experts.
Who can take our courses?
Which clinicians attend our courses, vary by course. We offer a variety of courses which are open to PT, PTA’s, OT’s, OTA’s and ATC’s.
- Many of our courses have a focus on manual physical therapy. All participants are advised to participate in course labs and practice within their license’s scope of practice and to abide by their local practice acts.
- Dry Needling Courses are limited to physical therapists and occupational therapists (DN for the Upper Extremity Therapists).
What is your cancelation policy?
All of our booking terms and conditions, including our cancelation policy can be viewed here Booking Terms and Conditions in section #5. You can also find the link to our Booking Terms and Conditions on the bottom banner of our website.
Do I have to list my e-mail address in order to register for a course? Yes. Your e-mail address is required for course related correspondence such as suggested pre-reading, course registration and payment confirmation, reminders and attire suggestions for the particular course you are attending. We will not give or sell your e-mail address to any 3rd parties.
What do I need to bring to the course that I am taking?
You will be provided with a course workbook so just bring something to write with/take notes with. If there are any additional suggestions or requirements you will be notified via e-mail a few days prior to the course.
How are you handling course precautions for COVID?
- All participants will be required to provide their own face covering to be worn throughout the course. KN95, surgical mask, or equivalent preferred. Please wear a face covering into course registration.
- All instructors will be required to wear a face covering during the course.
- Each day of the course, you will complete a COVID Self-Screen form. This is a questionnaire related to symptoms and exposure. The instructor(s) will also screen daily.
- Lectures will be set up in a socially distanced fashion with seating at least 6 feet apart.
- Hand washing/sanitizer will be required between manual therapy labs.
- No group food or drink will be provided during the course to minimize close gatherings.
- If you have any change in status of symptoms while presenting to a course, you may be asked by the instructor to suspend participation in the course for safety reasons.
- If you have any concerns related to attendance, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss options.
I need special accommodation (ADA). Who should I contact?
If you require special assistance please contact us directly.
Will there be parking provided for courses?
Most of our courses are held in locations with ample and free parking. If there are any parking challenges with the venue we will notify attendees and provide some alternatives such as suggested parking locations. Parking is not included in the course fee.
Will I receive a continuing education certificate?
Yes, you will receive your certificate of attendance either via email or on the day of the course, as long as your payment has been received by IAMT. If IAMT receives your payment after the course we will send your certificate of attendance to the email address that you listed on your registration.
How will I know if a workshop is cancelled?
You will be notified via e-mail. If for some reason the workshop is cancelled on the day of the course, we will e-mail and/or call each participant.
Will I receive my continuing education certificate on the day of the seminar? Yes, you will receive your certificate of attendance the day of the workshop as long as your payment has been received by IAMT. If IAMT receives your payment after the course we will send your certificate of attendance to the address that you listed while you were registering for the course. You will be able to access your course certificates via the website if you need a copy.
What should I wear?
We recommend that you wear practical, comfortable clothing. Most of our courses are hands-on and lab based. Manual therapy assessments, treatments, and techniques are a large component of our courses and you will be practicing on other attendees. IAMT will notify each registered attendee of any other clothing requirements via e-mail prior to the course.
For dry needling courses – please wear clothing that allows direct access to body regions being assessed and treated.
Is payment required at the time of registration?
Yes, payment is required at the time of your registration. If you would like to request another form of payment, please contact us at email@example.com.
How late can I register for a workshop?
All course registrations will close approximately 2 weeks prior to the course. If registration is closed and you would still like to register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about course seat availability. Registering in advance will ensure that we have enough manuals and supplies for each participant.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling (DN) is a skilled intervention used by physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals (where allowed by state law) that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. A trigger point describes a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch and can refer pain to distant parts of the body. Physical therapists utilize dry needling with the goal of releasing/inactivating the trigger points and relieving pain. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.
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