Webinar 2021

“The International Consortium on Manual Therapies – Who we are, why we are here, what we are doing and why you should get involved.”

October 30, 2021,
1000 – 1200 Central Daylight Time

Join us for a dynamic discussion about the enduring challenges facing manual therapies, and a grassroots effort to overcome them through communication, cooperation and science-based collaboration.

Do not miss this free webinar!

Schedule and Program overview

General Welcome and Overview – Brian Degenhardt, DO

Background/context
Current utilization and societal issues/conditions being treated with manual therapies – evidence-based scope of careDavid Lesondak, BCSI

History on the establishment of the term “manual therapies” – why have we been placed together?  – Norm Kettner, DC

Isolation versus collaboration – barriers and opportunities for interprofessional collaboration –  Sandy Fritz, MS LMT, BCTMB

Experiences in collaboration/integration – Ron Glick, MD 

Introducing the International Consortium on Manual Therapies (ICMT) – Paul Standley, PhD

Fundamental challenges to promote collaboration
Topic 1:  NomenclaturePatrick L.S. van Dun, DO (Europe)

Topic 2:  Understanding hypothesized mechanisms of action Bernie Landels, BCSI

Topic 3:  Current evidence-based understanding of mechanisms underlying manual therapiesWilliam Reed, DC, PhD & James Cox, DC, DACBR, FICC

Establishment of working groups (process to generate solutions to challenges)
A brief overview of past and current activitiesJeffrey Montoya, PhD, DHPE moderator

Overview of the program for ICMT’s inaugural 2022 conference Francesco Cerritelli, PhD, DO (Europe)

Long term vision for ICMT – Rick Wetherald, DPT, OCS

Registrants’ Role and Expectations in ICMT Conference I – Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO

Questions and DiscussionBrian Degenhardt, DO

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