Educational Spotlight: Hands On SemninarsPrint
This month we are focusing the educational spotlight on Hands On Seminars.
With more than 47 years of combined clinical experience, founders, Dimitrios Kostopoulos, PT, PhD, DSc, MCMT and Konstantine Rizopoulos, PT, FABS, MCMT offer Manual Therapy Continuing Education training to improve therapy skills, earn CEUs or earn a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT). Their seminar training and courses are appropriate for PT's, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and Physicians with an interest in the area of Manual Therapy such as DOs and MDs.
Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT)
The Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy is a continuing education training program that offers expanded study and clinical practicum in the most important, effective and most widely used areas of Manual Therapy.
Manual Therapy is considered the most effective approach to treat Musculoskeletal Dysfunction. Unlike other training seminars and programs that teach one single approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction, our program offers a unique comprehensive approach that integrates the clinical experience of Dr. Kostopoulos & K. Rizopoulos with some of the teachings of leading manual therapy doctors such as: Travell & Simons, Maitland & Butler, Elvey, Janda, Lewit, Chaitow, Kaltenborn, Paris & others. This program offers to the clinician a series of comprehensive training seminars with immediate clinical applications that enable the clinician to demonstrate competency and become an expert in the subject.
The curriculum is flexible and is designed for the working professional. You can complete the MCMT program in as little as two years from the time you get accepted into the program. Hands-On Seminars also allows two of the courses to be completed as Home Study courses and still be eligible to complete the Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy. To understand and view the full requirements for receiving an MCMT Certification, click here.
Research and Published Articles and Books
Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos & Konstantine Rizopoulos, along with their organizations Hands-On Seminars & Hands-On Physical Therapy support research initiatives in the area of Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation. Both companies have an annual allocated budget to support research initiated by employees and associates of their organizations. At the same time they support research initiatives by the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Myopain Society.
Dr. Kostopoulos is Associate Editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and Hands-On Seminars endorses it as a trusted source for relevant research in Manual Therapies. Additionally, Dr. Kostopolous has authored a textbook on the subject of Trigger Point Therapy and numerous Videos and DVDs on the subjects of Trigger Points and Myofascial Therapy. Most recently, Dr. Kostopolous wrote an article in Advance for Directors in Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine entitled, "Understanding the Genesis of Trigger Point Pain can Point the Way Towards Relief". Read the full article here for a clinical introduction to the topic of trigger point pain.
Says Allen E. of Houston who attended a course earlier in 2011, "This course changed me. It made me a very effective clinician with immediate responses from ALL of the conditions I see in my practice. It used to be that the average treatment of our patients was 18 visits before they got better and now we are down to 10 visits. I know that this doesn't sound good from a business standpoint but it has actually helped our business due to word of mouth from our patients. Thanks to Hands on Seminars. Our clinical approach to all our patients has become very effective and patients as well as referral sources are very happy. Again. Thank You."
If you are a manual therapist or a clinician with an interest in manual therapy and wondering how to provide your patients with more effective treatment options for their myofascial pain, consider a Master Certification in Manual Therapy from Hands On Seminars and take your practice to the next level.