Integrative Manual Therapy

Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT™) is a unique set of techniques, approaches, and methodologies that address pain, dysfunction, disease and disability. It is a comprehensive approach to healing from both a structural perspective and a functional methodology. Developed by Dr. Sharon (Weiselfish) Giammatteo, IMT is best described as a health care process. IMT offers clients the opportunity for healing, recovery, and rehabilitation as an alternative and/or complement to other medical interventions. IMT achieves health and healing by taking into account the diverse systems of the human body and addressing dysfunction at the anatomical level, physiological level, and psychological level. Incorporation of nutrition to improve one’s health is also included in IMT. IMT practitioners use predominantly their hands to diagnose or identify problems and treat clients. The techniques include light touch or gentle movements of a particular area of the client’s body by the practitioner’s hands. IMT techniques facilitate and encourage tissue repair.