The OMT Course will be run in 2 provinces for 2018, Western Cape and North Gauteng. Contact the course leaders of the specific province ASAP for more information on dates.

Cost nationally is

R21 300 (VAT inclusive) for SASP and OMPTG members

R22 300 for SASP non OMPTG members

R26 300 for non SASP members


North Gauteng Course leaders: Eliz-Mari Vermeulen and Tania Coetzee

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Western Cape Course leader: Kerry Grierson 

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What is the OMT course?

The OMT course is an evidence-based course grounded in the biopsychosocial management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. It has been run annually by the OMPTG group of the SASP since its inception in the 1970’s. It is constantly evolving to keep up to date with the latest evidence and best clinical practice internationally. The content of the course complies with the educational standards of the International Federation of Manipulative Physiotherapy (IFOMPT). Currently, over 1600 physio’s in SA have successfully completed the course and exams.

The course covers the current approach to joint, muscle and peripheral neural tissue treatment, introduction to pain, communication skills, rehabilitation and movement control. The course is run over several modules and most lecturers have a post-grad qualification. Practical sessions are well supervised. To qualify for a certificate, a national exam consisting of theoretical, practical and clinical components, as well as a research component, must be successfully completed.

The OMT course runs over one year starting early February 2018 and ending with an open examination in October 2018. Successful completion of this course qualifies you to become an Advanced Professional Development Level 2 member of the OMPTG and earn 130 CPD points including 9 ethics points.