The ICMT approach
We recognize and value the different cultures, disciplines, and manual therapy backgrounds that provide various perspectives and skillsets when providing healthcare services.
We know manual procedures are done by many professions and by numerous practitioners. However, there is no place where practitioners and researchers can collaborate in an open‐minded, supportive, progressive and respectful multi‐professional environment to discuss ways to advance the practice and science of manual therapies.
The ICMT vision
We assert that the advancement of the broad field of manual therapy and the quality of patient care it provides will be hastened through accurate understanding and communication about practice, educational principles and research designs and outcomes between the various manual therapy professions/disciplines.
This process will not result in everyone looking the same or doing the same thing. The Consortium will help us understand our similarities and differences and facilitate the development of our individual styles of care.
A manual therapy practitioner, such as:
Doctors of Chiropractic
Doctors of Oriental medicine
Doctors of physical therapy
Manual medicine physicians
Structural Integration practitioners
A researcher in one of these fields: