About Us

About Us

International Manual Therapy Seminars was founded in 1998. It is a Physical Therapist owned and operated company whose primary goal was to provide high quality, research based, and clinically applicable manual therapy courses. Course size is limited to 28 participants. Teaching emphasizes problem solving and “hands on” approaches with extensive lab times and “real patient” presentations. These courses and instructor have been endorsed by Bob Elvey, P.T., G.D.M.T., developer of the Upper Limb Tension Tests (U.L.T.T).

Who is Bob Elvey?

Bob is an internationally known clinician and lecturer from South Perth, Western Australia, who pioneered and developed evaluation and treatment techniques in the field of “Neural Mobilization”. He developed and researched upper quarter neural dysfunction’s and published his first articles on his innovative “Upper Limb Tension Tests (U.L.T.T.). in the late 70’s. His research and innovative evaluation and treatment techniques have led to the worldwide development of treatments and research into neurogenic pain syndromes of the upper and lower quarter. Bob retired after many years in private practice and was coordinator and senior lecturer of the postgraduate manipulative therapy program at Curtin University in Perth Australia. Mr Elvey is a past president of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists and has received the prestigious lifetime achievement award. He is also past president of the Manipulative Physiotherapists Association of Australia. Bob Elvey has written and contributed to numerous articles and books on the subject of Neurogenic Pain Syndrome. He has taught his “Physical Evaluation and Treatment of Neural Tissues in Disorders of the Neuromuskeletal System” all over the world and has influenced countless numbers of Manual Therapists in the pursuit of excellence. Bob passed away in April of 2013.   He left a legacy of compassion, excellence, and a never ending pursuit of knowledge. These seminars are a tribute to his spirit and his work

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