“ACADEMIC INTENSIVE” 3 – YEAR CURRICULUM OVERVIEW”

CSIMT offers two to three consecutive classes, every four months.  This allows the student to complete the Diploma Program within three years.

Year One

The Academic Intensive Program provides a comprehensive clinical education in their learning of Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT). Extensive lecture and lab time focusing on the connective tissue system, biomechanics of the pelvis, sacrum, and spine, and the muscular system.  Students will begin their learning on Visceral Mobilization for digestion and women and men’s health issues and an introductory tools for circulation.  A comprehensive introduction to IMT assessment skills will be presented, covering topics such as Myofascial Mapping, assessment of biomechanical dysfunction and tools to determine the most important area to treat first via the Nullification Process.

Once this year is completed the student will be familiar with the treatment of a variety of injuries and dysfunctions: back pain, strained muscles, muscle cramps, sports injuries, swelling secondary to an injury, costochondritis, asthma, bronchitis, osteoporosis, colic, leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, bulimia, brachial plexus compression, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and a variety of nerve related pain syndromes.

Year Two

The student will learn how to assess, diagnose, and treat dysfunctions of the upper and lower extremities.  This learning will have an emphasis on protective mechanisms, biomechanical dysfunctions and the immune system.  The student will begin their learning in Cranial Therapy, IMT for Lymphatic Drainage, and Visceral Mobilization techniques to affect dysfunctions of the respiratory and cardiopulmonary systems.  Additionally, the student will advance their learning in Myofascial Mapping.

The student will become familiar with the treatment of a variety of injuries and dysfunctions, including headaches, migraines, double vision, neck pain, endometriosis, PMS, prostatitis, incontinence, allergies, edema and autism. Also covered will be pain and movement dysfunctions for the upper and lower extremities, such as frozen shoulder, chondromalacia patella, tendinitis, fractures, and arthritis.  Treatment of clients before and after surgeries such as hip replacements and ACL repair.

Year Three

The student will learn how to treat the immune system and vascular system.  The student will begin their learning on the treatment of psychosocial and emotional issues.  Prior learning from year one and two will be utilized to focus on advanced techniques in Cranial Therapy and treatment of the visceral system.  Additional information will be presented on nutritional wellness and specialization of IMT for pediatrics.  The student will also learn how to combine assessment and treatment planning skills to develop rehabilitation plans for various patient populations.

During this year the student will learn how to treat a variety of physical dysfunctions, cardiovascular dysfunctions, angina, atherosclerosis, food intolerances, food poisoning, cerebral palsy, lymphedema, Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme disease, infertility, loss of night vision, hydrocephaly, failure to thrive, Bell’s Palsy, and hemiplegia. Student clinics, in the evenings after class, provide a comprehensive platform for clinical application while providing community pro-bono service.