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WEB-MMT: The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy – The Truths Revealed

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Our newest course is now available as an “On-Demand” Webinar
MAPS will donate $5 from each paid registration to AAOMPT’s Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Fund 

 Take a look at the short video below of Course Instructor Dr. Chad Cook describing what WEB-MMT is all about…



Dr. Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA

Professional Credentials
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Department of Orthopedics​

Department of Population Health Sciences​
Director of Clinical Research Facilitation for Duke University


                    • Certified in Chronic Pain Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 2017
                    • PhD, Consumer Economics, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, 2003
                    • MBA, Global Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 1999
                    • B.S., Physical Therapy, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO, 1990
                    • Tenured Professor​
                    • ~ 300 peer reviewed publications​
                    • NIH, DoD, and Academy Funding awardee​
                    • Multi-award winner in teaching, research, and service​
                    • Background in diagnosis, pain management and manual therapy​



Course Fee: $125; Course Hours: 4.08 (0.4 CEUs)
Open to PTs, PTAs, ATs, MDs, DOs, DCs

Have you ever asked yourself, what does manual therapy actually do, or how does it really work?

 Then, WEB-MMT: The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy is for you and a must for ANYONE who utilizes Orthopedic Manual Therapy in
patient management. Dr. Cook explains the most current state of the research, and identifies both the mechanisms that are known to occur,
and those that do not occur with the application of manual therapy. He consolidates the evidence found in hundreds of dedicated
research articles is consolidated and presents it in a concise and cohesive manner.



Upon conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

              1. Reiterate the best categorization criteria for Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) techniques
              2. List the three types of mechanistic effects in OMT
              3. Recognize neurological regions involved in descending pain modulation
              4. Understand the important influence of Contextual Factors
              5. Identify conditions that do NOT respond to OMT
              6. List Inflammatory biomarkers
              7. List Immune system biomarkers
              8. Differentiate between Placebo, Nocebo, and Meaning Schema
              9. Determine how many mechanist studies support the use of OMT
              10. Identify which organization defines mechanistic studies
              11. Understand the basic tenets of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) in the Maitland-Australian Approach