Become a CIMT
Our Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) program is designed to create the ideal roadmap towards becoming a great manual therapist. The program will train therapists to assess dysfunction from a whole-body perspective. CIMT certification will also help therapists "connect the dots" from where the driver of the pain is to where the symptoms are, using an eclectic manual therapy approach.
About the Synthesis Course
The Synthesis course, taught by Patrick Hoban, is our certification course. It is a four-day course with study materials that integrate all of the required prerequisite courses together. Synthesis will also add in advanced techniques in all areas and help shape your thinking about treating dysfunction. The final day of this course will be a comprehensive written, oral, and lab examination.
Meet Patrick Hoban
Patrick has been a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer since 1994. He graduated from Grand Valley State University and started Great Lakes Seminars in 1996. He is the co-owner and Clinical Director for Great Lakes Seminars and is also the president of Probility Physical Therapy. Probility is a company which has 13 clinics in the Southeast, MI area. He has created the manual therapy courses for Great Lakes Seminars and has trained the instructors to ensure high quality courses and effective, consistent delivery.
How to Get Started
All registrants must complete the below-required courses before they are eligible for the Synthesis course to earn the CIMT certification. There are no restrictions on how quickly you must complete the courses or how quickly you can take the Synthesis course after you complete the courses required. However, we encourage you to make sure that you have had sufficient time to gain a working knowledge of the techniques before sitting for the certification.
CIMT Required Courses
To qualify to take the Synthesis course, you must complete a total of nine in-person courses, which are listed below. The courses marked in blue are required. You must also choose one of the two courses related to Myofascial Release (marked in purple). Click on a course to learn more information and register.
Choose One Additional Course
Please note! Due to the continuing increase in states' restriction of PTAs to do mobilization, the stance of the APTA on this matter and the restriction of PTAs to assess, beginning January 1, 2011 Physical Therapist Assistants will no longer be eligible to sit for the Synthesis course or become certified as a CIMT through Great Lakes Seminars.
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