Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) refers to the skilled and specialized use of mechanically applied movement techniques for the treatment of joints and associated muscles, connective tissue and nerves, as part of a comprehensive physiotherapy treatment program. All physiotherapists are trained in orthopaedic manual therapy. Using gentle, hands-on techniques, we can help reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function. Physiotherapists with FCAMPT credentials have more advanced, specialized training in this area.
FCAMPT CREDENTIALS (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative PhysioTherapy)
FCAMPT members are physiotherapists who have completed post-graduate education in manipulative therapy and have been recognized in Canada and internationally through a certification exam. They are often referred to as Manipulative Physiotherapists.
Manipulative Therapy education includes extensive theoretical studies in advanced anatomy, biomechanics, pathology and the application of physiotherapy treatment techniques including mobilization and manipulation. Manipulative Physiotherapists are highly trained in using their hands to diagnose complicated muscle and joint problems in the spine, arms and legs.
The term Fellow refers to physiotherapists who have successfully completed the Advanced examination. These physiotherapists use the credentials FCAMPT.