About MTI

MTI was established by expert clinicians, Pieter Kroon and Tim Kruchowsky in 1998. It was recognized by the AAOMPT in 1998 and credentialed by the APTA in 2000. We have graduated over 285 Fellows; 35 of them have since joined our faculty.

Our Mission

The Manual Therapy Institute’s mission is to educate movement experts. To achieve this we believe our graduates need to show mastery of the following 7 domains:

  1. Advanced problem solving
  2. Joint mobilization/manipulation
  3. Soft tissue mobilization
  4. Treatment of Adverse Neural Tension
  5. Evaluation/treatment of muscle imbalance
  6. Tissue specific exercise prescription
  7. Patient education

The program incorporates current best evidence with a model that describes how changes in function can lead to restricted movement and complaints of pain. This model focuses on the cause of the problem rather than the symptoms, which facilitates an effective treatment plan for your patients.

The Manual Therapy Institute

Program Outcomes

2020 2021 2022 2023
# FiTs Admitted 33 38 28 13
# FiTs Graduated 25 32 38 42
# FiTs voluntarily withdrawn 0 2 1 5
# FiTs Failed 1 0 0 0