Institute of Therapeutic Sciences
curriculum

CERTIFICATION SYLLABUS

ELIGIBILITY
A graduate from an accredited physical therapy program with a current valid license to practice.

WINTER / SUMMER / FALL SESSION

COURSE PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

PRACTICE ANALYSIS DCP

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

1ST & 2ND QUARTER

Introduction to regional application (spine)

The 3 stage approach
Identification of musculoskeletal and systemic red flags
Systemic mediation and yellow flags
Radiology

Cervicothoracic complex/Lumbopelvic complex (Orthopaedic examination and biomechanical assessment relating to ‘lesion and somatic diagnosis’. Treatment comprising manual therapy / segmental and dynamic stabilization, functional re-education).

Post operative management of spinal dysfunction and exercise prescription (Spine)

Evidence based practice and scientific enquiry

I, II, III, IV, V

Class quiz


Periodic evaluation in OSCE format


Mid-term testing, written, practical / oral.

COURSE PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

PRACTICE ANALYSIS DCP

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

3RD & 4TH QUARTER

11.Regional application (Extremities)
a. Ankle and foot
b. Knee
c. Hip

2. Regional application (Extremities)
a. Shoulder
b. Elbow
c. Wrist and hand

The 3 stage approach
Identification of musculoskeletal and systemic red flags
Systemic mediation
Radiology

(Orthopaedic examination and biomechanical assessment relating to ‘lesion and somatic diagnosis’. Treatment comprising manual therapy / segmental and dynamic stabilization, functional re-education).

Neurophysiological basis of orthopedic dysfunction

Post operative management of extremity dysfunction and exercise prescription (Extremities)

Cranio-facial pain/ Vestibular dysfunction

I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Class quiz

Periodic evaluation in OSCE format

Final testing, written, practical / oral.


WINTER SESSION

COURSE PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

PRACTICE ANALYSIS DCP

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Clinical rotation

 

I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Mentored clinical rotation

Journal Club

Case study presentation

Live patient examinations
1. spine
2. extremity


FELLOWSHIP SYLLABUS

ELIGIBILITY

1. A graduate from an accredited physical therapy program with a current valid license to practice in the state of Michigan or will be able to obtain a valid license prior to clinical mentorship.

2. ABPTS certified in the orthopaedic track (OCS) OR a graduate from an ABPTRFE accredited orthopaedic physical therapy residency program.

3. Candidates currently employed in an outpatient orthopaedic setting (full or part-time).

FALL SESSION:
Orientation

WINTER SESSION

COURSE PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

PRACTICE ANALYSIS DSP

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

1ST & 2ND QUARTER

Introduction to regional application (spine)

The 3 stage approach
Identification of musculoskeletal and systemic red flags
Systemic mediation and yellow flags
Radiology

(Orthopaedic examination and biomechanical assessment relating to ‘lesion and somatic diagnosis’. Treatment comprising manual therapy / segmental and dynamic stabilization, functional re-education).

Post operative management of spinal dysfunction

Exercise prescription (Spine)

Evidence based practice and scientific enquiry

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Class quiz

Periodic evaluation in OSCE format

Half yearly testing, written, practical / oral.

1. Principles and concepts

2. Regional application (spine).

SUMMER SESSION

COURSE PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

PRACTICE ANALYSIS DCP

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

3RD & 4TH
QUARTER

1. Regional application (Extremities)
a. Ankle and foot
b. Knee
c. Hip

2. Regional application (Extremities)
a. Shoulder
b. Elbow
c. Wrist and hand

The 3 stage approach
Identification of musculoskeletal and systemic red flags
Systemic mediation and yellow flags
Radiology
(Orthopaedic examination and biomechanical assessment relating to ‘lesion and somatic diagnosis’. Treatment comprising manual therapy / segmental and dynamic stabilization, functional re-education).

3.Neurophysiological basis of orthopedic dysfunction
4. Cranio-facial pain / Vestibular dysfunction
5. Exercise prescription (extremities).
6. Post operative management of extremity dysfunction

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Class quiz

Periodic evaluation in OSCE format

WINTER SESSION

COURSE PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

PRACTICE ANALYSIS DCP

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

5th , 6th , 7th, 8th quarter

 

Anatomical review and advanced concepts of medical screening, lesion and somatic diagnosis, clinical reasoning (spine)

Anatomical review and advanced concepts of medical screening, lesion and somatic diagnosis, clinical reasoning (extremities)

High velocity thrust: theoretical principles and application

Applied evidence

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Class quiz


Periodic evaluation in OSCE format


Final testing, written, practical / oral.


Assignment 1&2
1. Written project
2. Case study / Poster presentation

WINTER (FOLLOWING) SESSION

COURSE PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

PRACTICE ANALYSIS DCP

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Clinical rotation

 

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Live patient examinations
spine extremities


TUITION

CERTIFICATION:
The fee for the program is $ 2400.00 which is non-refundable and includes didactic, practical and examination components.

3 payments ($ 800.00 initial, $ 800.00, 5th month, $ 800.00, 9th month)


RESIDENCY:
The fee for the program is the same as for the certification program with an additional $ 1500.00 for the clinical rotation component (Total $ 3900.00).

4 payments ($ 800.00 initial, $ 800.00, 5th month, $ 800.00, 9th month, $ 1500.00 for clinical rotation)


FELLOWSHIP:
The fee for the program is $6000.00 which is non-refundable and includes didactic, practical and examination components, and $ 1500.00 for the clinical rotation component (Total $ 7500.00).

4 payments
YEAR ONE $ 2000.00 Initial, $ 2000.00 (6th month)
YEAR TWO $ 2000.00 initial, $ 1500.00 Clinical rotation (6th month)


CONTINUING EDUCATION:
The fee for attending individual weekend classes for CEU is $ 200.00

 
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