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Hands-On Seminars Scholarship
In an effort to increase further awareness about Manual Physical Therapy, Hands-On Seminars will award $100,000 in scholarship funds to Physical Therapists who want to learn more about Manual Therapy.
In a recent Press Release Hands-On Seminars co-founder Konstantine Rizopoulos noted that Prescription drugs and invasive procedures such a surgery are linked to many complications, poor outcomes and even death. Research shows that Manual Physical Therapy offers the most cost effective treatment of pain and other musculoskeletal problems?
"The research points to manual physical therapy as a key answer to the problem" said Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos co-founder of Hands-On Seminars. "We are taking this initiative because we want to give the opportunity to Physical Therapists to expand their knowledge and expertise in manual therapy and this way they can make an even greater difference in the lives of their patients" continued Dr. Kostopoulos.
There will be 100 scholarships that will be awarded. Each recipient will receive the total of $1000 in a coupon format. Each recipient will receive five $100 coupons and one $500 coupon. This totals to $1000 in coupon money.
How can I use the coupons?
The $500 coupon can be used towards a Hands-On Seminars fellowship or complete program such as MCMT or CAMT Fellowship packages. The $100 coupons can be used towards individual Hands-On Seminars courses. Only one coupon per course or program can be used.
What specific programs or courses qualify for the $500 coupon?
The programs that qualify for the $500 coupon are any Fellowship programs offered by HOS as well as the complete MCMT package. Coupons can be applied towards the full price of the programs.
What specific programs or courses qualify for the $100 coupons?
The following courses can qualify for the $100 coupons: PT-1, PT-2, PT-3, PT-4, PT-5, PT-MCMT, AMT-1, AMT-2, AMT-3. Coupons can be applied towards the full prices of the courses.
Any Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant or Physical Therapy Student. Individual state rules and regulations apply for the use of the manual therapy techniques and for the award of CEUs. Applicants do not have to be previous students of Hands-On Seminars.
Do I have any other obligation?
Since this is an effort to spread the word about the benefits of Manual Physical Therapy, Hands-On Seminars encourages the scholarship recipients to utilize social and traditional media to describe the benefits of Manual Physical Therapy upon completion of any of the programs.
Some of the activities can be:
An article in a newspaper
A letter to the editor of a newspaper
A blog posting
A Tweeter message
A Facebook wall posting
All such activities or any other activities describing the benefits of Manual Physical Therapy
Do the scholarship funds apply towards the US programs and courses or to courses outside the US?
The scholarship coupons can be applied towards programs within the US and not to international programs.
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies is the Official Journal of Hands-On Seminars.
Initially I was very reluctant about the certification program. The course instructors, the teaching materials and the relentless lab sessions made it possible for me to become a certified professional. Maria Georgiopoulou, PT, MCMT