Chris Massey, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS, COMT, occupational therapist at CSMO’s therapy office in Hixson, has recently earned a Certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy with an emphasis in hand and upper extremity care. This certification is the result of six-year undertaking of advanced post-graduate study. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the hand and upper extremity therapy services available at CSMO!
Congratulations, Chris, on your hard work and this important achievement!
About COMT – Certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
The Certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (COMT) is a post-graduate specialization programs designed for those physical and occupational therapists who decide to improve their manual therapy tools and skills, emphasizing advanced clinical reasoning, evidenced-informed and patient-centered approaches, examination, soft tissue management and joint specific mobilization. By achieving the COMT level professionals are worldwide recognized as highly skilled clinicians who have transformed their practice and promoted success recovery of their patients. The IAOM-US COMT is considered as a professional able to apply a systematic approach that identifies clinical patterns and creates specific treatments to address musculoskeletal movement dysfunctions.
The Hand and Upper Extremity Track is a post-graduation specialization program designed for physical and occupational therapists who strive for manual therapy expertise, leading to achievement of the Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)designation. The COMT emphasizes advanced clinical reasoning, evidenced-informed decision-making, and a patient-centered approach to masterfully conduct a systematic clinical examination.
After analysis of musculoskeletal movement dysfunction patterns, the IAOM-US COMT partners with their clients to restore functional participation in meaningful life activities by establishing effective intervention plans that include joint-specific mobilization techniques and soft tissue management. By achieving the COMT level, professionals are recognized worldwide as highly skilled clinicians who have transformed their practice and promoted successful recovery of their clients.