Certification in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

06 Sep 2023 - 14 Sep 2023


The COMT program is for clinicians who wish to significantly enhance their manual therapy skills for soft tissue work, joint mobilization, and joint manipulation, along with evidence-based critical decision-making to improve their clinical practice. Learn how manual therapy hands-on interventions will reduce patient symptoms and impairments getting your patients moving fast. The uniqueness of the Ola Grimsby Institute’s Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) program lies in the combination of the advanced, hands-on training, and the dedication of our instructors to your success and the health of your patients. Courses are a 60/40 lab versus lecture format. The MT1 course is more heavily weighted as a lecture for fundamental sciences in manual therapy, but can be completed as a home study course.

Complete all 6 courses, including online quizzes following the courses, along with a review and examination weekend. Courses can be taken in any order and completed over a 3-year period. In-class hours 96, out-of-class study/practice 214 hours, testing weekend hours 12 hours.

•    MT1: Clinical & Scientific Rationale For Modern Manual Therapy (Seminar or home study)
•    MT2: Manual Therapy of the Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity
•    MT3: Manual Therapy of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis, and Lower Extremity
•    MT6: Introduction to Spinal Manipulation
•    MT7: Advanced Soft Tissue
•    MT8: Manipulation of the Extremities
•    Seventh weekend: Review, written exam, and Practical Exam Weekend

The price includes MET’s and refreshments.


Course Details



Registration Open (UTC): 2023-03-17 (08:00 AM)


Start Date (UTC): 2023-09-06 (08:00 AM)


End Date (UTC): 2023-09-14 (08:00 PM)


Course Fee: $4300


Faculty Details

Tom Mollsen


Faculty (PT, DMT, MPT, A.T., C., FAAOMPT)


E-mail: tmollsen@olagrimsby.com


Tom has over 25 years of extensive experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions as a licensed physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and certified massage therapist. Tom served as the head athletic trainer for 9 years at Elmhurst College. In this capacity, Tom coordinated the medical care of individuals participating in 16 men's and women's NCAA Division Ill sports programs. He was also the head athletic trainer for the Nike-sponsored Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kendall Gill, and BJ Armstrong Youth Basketball Camps for 8 years. Tom graduated from Midwestern University's College of Health Sciences with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2002. In 2014, he completed the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) residency program earning a Doctorate of Manual Physical Therapy degree. Tom completed the OGl's fellowship program and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2016. Through the Roy Matheson program, Tom is a certified work capacity evaluator. Tom is a full-time clinician and owner of Midwest Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual physical therapy clinic in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Outside of work, Tom holds a fourth-degree blackbelt in Gangi's Kung Fu System/Kang Chuan Do, a kung-fu based martial arts system.

Alec Kay


Faculty (PT, DMT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT)


E-mail: akay@olagrimsby.com


Alec has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years and currently works full time in a clinical practice at United Physical Therapy in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the current president of that organization. Working as an athletic trainer prior to PT school, he continues to enjoy working with athletes as his interest in sports rehabilitation continues to evolve. His post-graduate studies included completion of a Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1997 and a Doctor of Manual Therapy degree in 2000, with a dissertation on the lumbar multifidus, leading to multiple publications. After completion of his DMT, Alec was appointed to the faculty of the Ola Grimsby Institute Post-Professional Consortium and is currently teaching advanced techniques in manual orthopedic physical therapy locally and in other states, as well as presenting as an invited speaker both nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching, Alec shares his expertise working as a clinical mentor for residency, fellowship students in both manual therapy and Family Practice Medicine.