About the course
SMT Description: This oral practical comprehensive examination requires the participant to demonstrate proficiency in clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis, including proper screening for serious pathology. Examination focuses on clinical reasoning and the quadrant inter-relationships. Testing content includes joint mobilization/ manipulation (thrust) and soft tissue techniques to all parts of appendicular/extremity and axial/spinal skeleton, in addition to shoulder and pelvic girdles, as well as temporomandibular joint. The participant will defend each technique in terms of safety, specificity and grade and will articulate to the panel the neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic exercises utilized to enhance the patient’s prognosis. Course format: On-campus practical examination.