Shoulder Quiz

posted by Jürg


dear imta bloggers
as quiz for the scapular dyskinesis cap there is a clinical picture of a patient with the diagnosis impingement. Try to answer following questions
Which clinical pattern of scapular dyskinesis would fit for this patient?  and which side is impaired ?
try to answer with the help of the table: the scapula rehabilitation algorithmP1010475P1010477

Transfering a manual therapy technique in an daily-life practicable exercise

posted by Michael Bräuer


You found the clinical-pattern, the dysfunction, the key-lesion and you got the right technique, with the correct intensity which improves the patients health-status.

Now, wouldn’t it be good to give him kind of the same technique, but he is able to do at home on his own? Sometimes we, as therapist, have to be realy creative to fulfill this task.

In his book „Becoming a Supple Leopard“ – Kelly Starrett (Phd and physiotheapist) describes many good excercises, which could help us transfering a manual therapy technique in an daily-life practicable exercise.

A good book to flip through an get some inspiring ideas. Experience from work shows some realy good results.

MSc Physiotherapy Management in Vienna

posted by Rene Barkodi

NEWS: This week the coordination meeting for a new Master Course – MSc Physiotherapy Management has taken place in the “Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung” in Vienna.IMG_0847.JPG

Together with experts of the ESP Education Network  (Sportsphysiotherapy) the collaboration partners AIM Austrian Institute of Management of the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and the initiator of this program Martin Metz and his team, IMTA members defined the objectives and priorities for the Master course MSc physiotherapy management.
The aim was to create a new and unique Master program with 120 ECTS for physiotherapists which allows the graduates to develop own programs for rehabilitation centers, insurance companies and different clients. Beneath improving soft skills like communication and economical skills, the focus will be set on recognizing clinical pattern of patients and in health promotion and the knowledge how to manage them with active and passive measures.  Also a big part will be to get better screening skills to recognize red flags. Physiotherapists in the free praxis and physiotherapists in leading position will improve from this new Master course.

Of course nothing will change in the IMTA´s practically orientated manual therapy training from Level 1 to 3 but we think that we can therefore have an attractive additional offer and it´s planed to start in Autumn 2016 with this German-language program in Vienna.

There are still some question marks and some regulatory requirements but the very good and constructive atmosphere seems to make a successful realization realistic.

For more information go to

A big thank you goes to the initiator Martin Metz and his team (Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung), Harald Bant, Robert van den Berg (ESP), Gerti Bucher Dollenz, Maria Brugner-Seewald, René Bakodi (IMTA) and Ute Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Burgenland).