3 BenchMark Physical Therapists Receive Advanced Certification In Manual Therapy

Friday, January 11, 2013

Three BenchMark physical therapists took advanced training and earned the Certified Integrated Manual Therapist designation.  

Chris Myers, PT, DPT, OCS, CERT MDT, CIMT, practices through the BenchMark clinic in Fort Oglethorpe, Leanne Salt-Carbone, PT, DPT, CIMT, practices through the BenchMark clinic on Highway 58, and Shelly Stephens, PT, CIMT, practices in the BenchMark clinic in Red Bank.  

As CIMT practitioners, they are more skilled in identifying and addressing the underlying causes of dysfunction which means their patients may receive a plan of care that helps them feel better and move better faster, officials said.

Therapists with advanced training such as the CIMT are better skilled in providing care to patients suffering from conditions related to the musculoskeletal system such as chronic/recurring back pain, neck pain,  migraine headaches, sports related injuries, acute injuries and  post-surgical rehab. 

Therapists with the CIMT designation are also skilled in assessing patients using manual (hands-on) diagnostic techniques. These techniques allow the therapists to assess the body's numerous anatomic and physiologic systems independently as well as investigate how these systems are interrelated for each client's pattern of dysfunction or disease.

BenchMark Physical Therapy is recognized for their emphasis in advanced tracks for orthopedic manual therapy, as well as encouraging therapists to pursue advanced certifications and proficiencies. 

“Physicians recognize that advanced training means better results,” says David Myers, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC, who himself is a highly credentialed therapist. “That’s why BenchMark has more advanced certified therapists than any other provider in this area, which means our patients feel better and move better, faster.”



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