Jason Manning MSPT, FAAOMPT, ATC
Becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) is a membership classification and a professional credential. The “Fellow” is a physical therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal orthopedic disorders and is internationally recognized for their competence and expertise in the practice of manual physical therapy.
The AAOMPT is a professional organization of physical therapists whose mission is to serve its members by promoting excellence in orthopedic manual physical therapy practice, education, research, and to collaborate with national and international associations.
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is any “hands-on” treatments; joint mobilization and manipulation, muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, and selected soft tissue techniques used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles. Orthopedic manual physical therapists treat conditions in body regions such as the head, neck, back, arms and legs.
This is the highest designation a physical therapist can achieve for manual physical therapy. To become a fellow of AAOMPT, you must complete a fellowship program for manual physical therapy, which is a minimum of one year of additional training.