Congratulations to Dr. Phil Wilkinson for Achieving Recognition as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Evolution Sports is proud to announce that Dr. Phil Wilkinson has recently passed his certification exam and is now recognized as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist  (COMT) through the Maitland Australian Physiotherpay Seminars program.

To cite the folks at Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars:

“The Maitland Approach is considered the cornerstone of modern day Orthopedic Manual Therapy for treatment of both Spinal and Peripheral conditions, and uses primarily the assessment and treatment of the patient’s signs and symptoms to develop an effective treatment plan.  This approach is patient-centric, and respects the diagnosis with an understanding of the pathology. Biomechanical knowledge is used when applicable.  MAPS develops the Maitland Approach a step further, providing advanced training to qualified clinicians in the Maitland-Australian Approach, which combines the latest Evidence-Based research in Manual Therapy/Physiotherapy with the Maitland Approach and associated evaluation and treatment techniques.  The Maitland Australian Approach intentionally gently provokes the patient’s actual symptoms using carefully graded osteokinematic (physiological) and arthrokinematic (accessory) passive mobilization.  This approach is recognized worldwide as an efficient, safe and gentle way to evaluate and treat the orthopedic patient to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, restore movement, and maximize function.”…”The Maitland approach requires the development and continual refinement of clinical assessment skills and clinical judgment by utilizing thorough, accurate assessment (both subjective and objective), and the use of eight clinical hypothesis categories, as described by renowned physiotherapists M. Jones and D. Rivett.  This dynamic thought process of patient classification through hypothesis formation and modification–commonly known as Clinical Reasoning–results in a more knowledgeable treating clinician. The improvement in clinical expertise and thought processes embedded in the Maitland concept and in the MAPS curriculum puts clinicians on a path of professional growth, personal excellence and, ultimately, vastly improved patient care.”

What does this mean for patient care at Evolution Sports?

It means that they can expect to receive the most current manual therapy approach to treatment that is backed by evidence-based medicine.  As all of our clinicians are trained and have either achieved or are currently working towards their accomplishment of certification, your care at Evolution Sports will be patient-centered and consistent regardless of which therapist ends up treating you.

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