Orthopedic Manual Therapy’s Day (JTMO 2022) at CEERRF

CEERRF is pleased to have hosted the Orthopedic Manual Therapy’s Day (JTMO), organized by OMT France in this year 2022.

OMT France
JTMO 2022

Improving your knowledge, to optimize your skills

Improving one’s knowledge, to optimize one’s skills, was the central topic of these days, the organizer OMT-France (Organisation for Musculoskeletal Therapy), is an association created in 2012 to promote in France the development of the expertise of physiotherapists in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.

Its main missions are to recognize training courses in orthopedic manual therapy that meet the international quality standards established by IFOMPT and to support in France the development and implementation of good practices in musculoskeletal physiotherapy based on international monitoring.

Our students and teachers had the opportunity to participate in this congress composed of conferences and practical workshops throughout these 3 superb and enriching days, as well as exchanges with the speakers, with the OMT- France team and to discover more about this association.

Discover the feedback of our 2nd year students, participating as volunteers at the “JTMO2022” : Alicia, Amandine, Benoît, Hugo, Kimbouani, Marie, Maryam, Naïa, Sébastien & Ugo.

Feedbacks of our students

What was your first impression of attending this congress ?

  • Very surprised for the to the organization of the congress
  • The pleasure of discovering new things
  • My first impression was that the speakers as well as the participants were happy to be there and to address the proposed themes
  • Pleasantly surprised, the lectures were very interesting
  • Stimulated for the rest of my year: want to learn to be so competent !
  • The interest in physiotherapists to exchange around practice and clinical reasoning
  • Very interesting, notions seen, from a different point of view

As a student volunteer, you welcomed conference attendees, but also participated in lectures and hands-on workshops. Which conference and/or workshop brought you the most of a pedagogical point for your training?

  • The practical workshop conducted by Anthony Demont around ultrasound as a tool for identifying and monitoring musculoskeletal pathology.
  • Massamba M’Baye’s practical workshop on ligament examinations for sprained ankles
  • The workshop/conference on clinical reasoning treatment of a patient conducted by François Angelliaume who is also a teacher at CEERRF and Romain Artico.
  • Shoulder Imaging Conference and Ankle Instabilities Workshop

What did you learn from it?

  • Regarding the ultrasound and imaging workshop the interest in physiotherapy during the evaluation and rehabilitation sessions.
  • I learned from test maneuvers and reliability and the importance of adhering to them.
  • Establish deductive reasoning by putting into perspective the data of the literature and the clinical clues that arise from the patient.
  • The need to make accurate assessments for a good treatment of the pathology. The importance of the symptom and not necessarily the pathology. The accuracy of the tests and the importance of mastering clinometry, among others…
  • Mental load and physical load = stress applied to the patient (to be quantified). Treatment is part of the constraints applied to the patient. There are therefore patients with pain related 100% to the psychosocial, others to the mechanical aspect. Knowing that both can be cumulated
  • How to choose the imaging type
  • It is possible to treat a patient with cognitive constraint and modulate it
  • Think differently.

Describe an innovative information/topic/theme discovered during the different presentations.

  • Mental imagery
  • Clinical evaluation
  • The subject of imaging was very interesting because we have not yet approached it during our K2 course in this way
  • I particularly liked the different ankle tests, including the reverse anterior drawer test
  • The right complementary examinations for the right tissue (bone / tendon / cartilage …)
  • The mental/physical load represent constraints applied to the patient
  • The clinical reasoning of the patient

What added value, these types of events and organizing associations (such as OMT-France), bring you in the exercise of your future profession?

  • Pathology-oriented information and observation of practice on clinical cases
  • Additional information to our training, a first experience of a post-diploma training
  • They are a different way of learning and allow to put into perspective different reasoning / visions and thus to constitute oneself at best as a future physiotherapist
  • The improvement of our expertise, the broadening of the range of knowledge and therefore the possibilities
  • Constant questioning. The need to train and update. Confront other points of view than our own
  • They make it possible to reflect on clinical cases and to highlight the clinical pitfalls that it is possible to face
  • To be able to exchange with other professionals and see different specificities of the profession
  • The evolution of practice, reasoning and criticism of the techniques used
  • Other means and techniques to practice the profession

What would be your motivations to continue to be part of these organizations and/or types of events?

  • Learn more information that you don’t necessarily study in school classes
  • Learn and discover new things
  • Be able to attend conferences/workshops free of charge
  • I want to learn new things; in these kinds of events, they are quite concrete things. We are in the company of professionals so even more rewarding
  • Learn, exchange, evolve
  • Reflection on clinical reasoning and possibly stay up to date with the literature
  • Participate in conferences
  • Learn more about the workshops offered
  • Learn more information and know the trainings related to physiotherapy

In your opinion, should the CEERRF continue to host these types of events year-round? If so, why and what other events/congresses might interest you?

  • Yes, because it is profitable for students, and it allows physiotherapists to discover the premises of the CEERRF
  • Yes, I think it can allow us students to have the chance to attend this type of event
  • Yes, it gives visibility for the institution, and it allows students to enrich themselves as well
  • Of course!
  • Yes, because it gives students the opportunity to discover the course of a congress and to give an overview of the topics presented
  • Yes, in order to allow students to follow the conferences and to familiarize themselves with people from the world of physiotherapy (know the reference people)
  • Yes. It is an opportunity to train your students in a different way. For the other event that interests me: JFK.(French speaking Physiotherapist Days)
  • Yes, we learn a lot.

What is your feeling in hindsight?

  • Glad to have been able to participate in this congress
  • These days were enriching and beneficial
  • I am happy to have been able to attend these conferences / workshops and I have the feeling of having more keys that will be usable in my curriculum
  • A very positive feeling
  • Want to do the Journées Francophones de Kinésithérapie (JFK). (French speaking Physiotherapist Days)
  • Happy to have been able to participate in this congress, to have seen the interesting themes and some topics not yet addressed in class K2 (imaging).
  • Very good
  • Very interesting
  • Very satisfied

Would you recommend your colleagues to participate in these types of events, and why?

  • Yes, it is rewarding from a professional and personal point of view. It allows you to exchange with other professionals and to make links with what you are studying in class
  • Yes, to discover this type of event, learn and be able to have the point of view of several physiotherapists
  • Obviously, it is easy access to information that can serve us today in our training and tomorrow in our profession
  • Yes, it’s a very rich experience!
  • Yes because it can only bring positive in my opinion even if we do not agree with everything
  • Yes, because it allows us to reflect on clinical reasoning, to have another diagnostic and therapeutic approach
  • Yes in order to learn and exchange with physiotherapists present
  • Yes, it is an opportunity to discuss the elements learned at CEERRF, to assist and learn more
  • Yes