Wellness Forum Institute Manual Treatment Training Program

Coming Soon!


The Manual Treatment Training Program is for qualified healthcare professionals who are interested in acquiring manual and movement skills that are effective in resolving a multitude of pain issues. The training is foundational for looking at the whole body and addressing the root cause of pain and dysfunction; not just treating symptoms. The body can very often be restored to a state of pain free function without drugs and surgeries when utilizing a multifactorial approach. The program requires students to complete courses that include causative factors other than physical trauma, injury, or disease such as cognitive/emotional and diet/lifestyle; as well as practical workshops designed to equip students with effective manual and movement skills that address multiple systems of the body, including musculoskeletal and neurofascial. It concludes with a competency examination.


Goal: To instill a thorough understanding of the interrelationship of somatic movement in its entirety, the role cognitive/emotional issues and diet/lifestyle plays in pain and dysfunction, and equip qualified healthcare practitioners to effectively assess, refer, educate, treat, and train the patient/client to restore pain free mobility and optimal function.


Program Objectives:

  • Provide students with a thorough understanding of causative factors of pain
  • Teach students how to effectively assess pain and dysfunction
  • Teach students appropriate referral strategies to address cognitive/emotional and diet/lifestyle factors contributing to pain and dysfunction
  • Teach students effective manual techniques and how to apply them individually
  • Teach students to assess and address 3 planar movement dysfunctions to restore pain free mobility
  • Teach students how to instruct patients/clients in self-care techniques
  • Provide students with appropriate strategies to design Home Exercise Programs tailored to address specific individual’s needs
  • Ensure students are competent in all aspects of care: accurate assessment, appropriate referrals, comprehensive patient/client education, effective treatment, and thorough training for HEP and self-treatment.
  • Qualified healthcare practitioners include: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Massage Therapists, Osteopaths, Athletic Trainers, and Chiropractors.


Who should take this course:

  • Physical therapists who want to improve their skills for better patient outcomes, which include reducing or eliminating pain and dysfunction
  • Physical therapists who want to leave institutional medicine and become self- employed and need to expand their skills
  • Athletic trainers, massage therapists, and other health professionals who address pain as part of their practice
  • Physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other health professionals who want to deepen their understanding of the cause of pain and how to effectively reduce or resolve it.



For more information or to schedule a phone call to talk email pampopper@msn.com