Course Description

This introductory is the culmination of thirty years of clinical research by Dr. Sharon Weiselfish, into recovery and rehabilitation of the central and peripheral nervous system. The Integrative Manual Therapy techniques presented in this introductory course find solutions to generalized peripheral motor and sensory loss, pain and disability, Erb’s and Klumpke’s palsy, torticollis, paraparesis and quadraparesis, and much more. This approach can be used on all client populations, including orthopedic, neurologic, pediatric, geriatric, chronic pain, and more. Extensive time is be focused on clinical skills training and development of critical thinking. Practitioners will gain critical thinking in the development of short term and long term treatment plans for different client populations.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Learn the Integrated Systems Approach.
  2. Become familiar with anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
  3. Learn how to assess and treat pain and disability developed from neural tissue tension.
  4. Learn how to treat peripheral nerve injuries causing sensory and motor impairment.
  5. Learn how to treat spinal cord patients and clients with other neurologic presentations due to neural tissue tension.
  6. Become familiar with a manual diagnostic tool to determine the primary nerve that is contributing to decreased function in other nerves.
  7. Learn treatment protocols for many different nerve related dysfunctions.


Dr. Ayelet Connell

Ayelet Connell-Giammatteo, PhD, PT, IMT,C is the President and Founder of Manual Therapy Seminars. Ayelet is a Physical Therapist and Certified Integrative Manual Therapist. She has been practicing in the field of IMT for over 15 years. Ayelet received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Hartford in Connecticut. She received her Doctoral Degree from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio, focusing in neuropediatrics, with a concentration in autism. Some of Ayelet’s Doctoral research involved a unique charter elementary school, Soaring Heights, in inner city Jersey City, New Jersey. During this research, she investigated the efficacy of Integrative Manual Therapy on young children that presented with challenges in learning, socialization, and behavior. In addition to her IMT expertise, Ayelet is a graduate of the Institute of Functional Medicine’s program “Applying Functional Medicine into Clinical Practice” focusing on nutritional wellness. She has written many articles on the subjects of IMT, healthy living, natural parenting, and nutritional wellness. Ayelet was Dean of the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy (CSIMT) for multiple years. She has taught courses in Integrative Manual Therapy nationally and internationally for over 15 years. Ayelet is also a local of this community and has been living in the Greater Hartford area for many years, where she integrates a healthy lifestyle at home with her wonderful family.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Downloadable studyguide

    • NTT Guide

  • 2

    Course Videos

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

    • Video 3

    • Video 4

    • Video 5

    • Video 6

    • Video 7

    • Video 8

    • Video 9

    • Video 10

    • Video 11

    • Video 12

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