Because of a shift in our healthcare economy, many of our students have shared with us that they find it more and more difficult to delve deep with IMT because they are limited in time with their clients. More and more of our students and colleagues are working with insurance and/or persons that are limited in funds. Because of this feedback, we have created the Advanced Integration Course Series, providing our advanced students with learning on how to delve deeper into the advanced IMT coursework in less time. These classes provide the IMT practitioner with critical thinking and integration related to the material in the class. Each Advanced Integration Course will include material from several specifically listed advanced IMT courses that cover a similar topic. During the course, the instructor will provide the student with a deeper understanding of the material and how to use the techniques from the different classes in concert, particularly in situations where we are limited in time.
The Advanced Integration: Biomechanics Focus will integrate the following advanced IMT coursework:
- Advanced Sacrum IMT
- Advanced Spine
- Toe Walking
- Hip/Low Back course (including ‘Scotty Dog Series’)
Pre-requisites: Ideally, experience using Mobility Templates and Muscle Energy Technique as well as some participation in advanced IMT coursework. Students will be accepted into class if they have a strong background in biomechanics using another manual therapy approach (not IMT), however, the instructor of the course does not have ample time to review basic biomechanical treatment.
Kris Albrecht, MS, PT, IMT,C is a Primary Advisor and Chief Teaching Faculty at Manual Therapy Seminars and a Clinician at Integrative Wellness & Physical Therapy in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Kris has been practicing and teaching Manual Therapy for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, and was a teaching fellow in Gross Anatomy at Boston University. At Rockville General Hospital, Kris designed and implemented the Physical Therapy portion of Heart Minders, a cardiac habilitation program as well as a podiatric orthotic program. She joined the Center for Integrative Manual Therapy / Regional Physical Therapy in 1988, and for nearly three decades has instructed a wide range of Manual Therapy courses nationally and internationally with Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation and The Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy in Bloomfield, CT. She was a test administrator for the Integrative Manual Therapy Certification exam. With a special interest in cranial therapy, neurological issues, and cardiac habilitation, Kris is a gifted lecturer and teaching mentor. She lives with her family in Southington, CT and loves classic rock music, dessert, and turtles.