Our programs fully embrace the APTA’s vision and strive to provide participants with a forward thinking approach to physical therapist practice. We emphasize current best evidence into clinical practice including paradigms like utilizing a bio-psycho-social approach, leveraging patient expectations, and purposeful interventions to provide excellent clinical outcomes.
The current model of clinical education is insufficient. Unwarranted practice variation in our field is widespread and has enormous consequences. Our goal is to train the next generation of physical therapists to be expert clinicians in manual physical therapy. We strive to change the practice of physical therapy, develop leaders, and facilitate ongoing growth in physical therapist practice.
Our faculty members are experienced in the field of OMPT, and our unique curriculum provides participants a well-rounded, “Monday morning applicable” experience. OPTIM was started with one singular goal in mind. We want to improve the practice of physical therapy. We promote excellence in psychomotor skills, exercise prescription, differential diagnosis, and pain science