REM: Resistance Enhanced Manipulation

Des Moines , IA US
October 23, 2020 to October 25, 2020


Regular Price: $835.00

Special Price: $750.00   [Good until Tue, Mar 03, 2020]

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Target Audience

Physical therapists. FMT® Fellows, CFMTTM graduates, and high level manual therapists with a manipulations background should attend this course.  Special requests for therapists that have not attended FMLQ and FMUQ should be sent to IPA for review.


This course presents the concept and procedure of Resistance Enhanced Manipulation (REM).  REM is a joint manipulation approach developed by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, which incorporates specific localization procedures with precise resistance that is applied at the time of the manipulation procedure.  This lab-intensive advanced course is designed for Physical Therapists with advanced Functional Manual Therapy® training and builds upon the concepts learned in the Functional MobilizationTM courses. 


Train participants in high level procedures of Functional Manipulation. Training will include:

  • Resistance Enhanced Manipulations (REMs)
  • Post-Manipulation Resisted Motor Control Enhancement
  • Percussion Techniques
  • Neuromanipulation

Required Equipment

  • 2 Mobilization Belts (1.5 inches x 8 feet)
  • 1/2 Foam Roll
  • Kong Tool
  • Dycem (4 x 4 square)
  • Snowman Tool with Hat (Optional)

Recommended Reading

2012 IFOMPT International Framework for Examination of the Cervical Region for potential of Cervical Arterial Dysfunction prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Intervention;  Authors: Rushton A, Rivett D, Carlesso L, Flynn T, Hing W, Kerry R

It is recommended that each participant reviews the BIbliography and read any article they are unfamiliiar with prior to the course. All Course Bibliographies.


Prior to Start of the Course: Complete the required interactive online module. 

Friday: Check-in 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM, Instruction 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM 

Saturday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM 

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Schedule may necessitate changes due to travel restrictions of the instructor. The instructor will discuss any changes at the beginning of the course if applicable.


No break food will be provided during REM courses.  We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks.

Lab Clothing

Each participant's body must be accessible for observation. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. Also, be aware that Saturday afternoon and Sunday labs require athletic or work shoes. NO JEANS PLEASE. 

  • Women: Sports top or close fitting T-shirts, and shorts or sweats. 
  • Men: Shorts or sweats and T-shirts.
  • All: Warm-up suits or other clothing worn over the above described attire is advised to ensure comfort between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.


Gregory Johnson PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

Mr. Johnson graduated from the University of Southern California in 1971 and completed a one year residency program at Kaiser Vallejo under Maggie Knott.  He remained as senior faculty for six years.  Mr. Johnson is best known for his identification of the need for Physical Therapists to integrate treatment of the fascial system into manual therapy and the development of the first Soft Tissue Mobilization course for Physical Therapists in 1980.  In addition, Mr. Johnson utilized his extensive background in PNF to adapt standard manual therapy techniques of Joint Mobilization and develop the dynamic techniques of Functional Mobilization™ and Resistance Enhanced Manipulation™ (REM) techniques for joints, soft tissues, and neurovascular restrictions.  Mr. Johnson has trainied or directed the training of over 40,000 therapist in the USA and internationally.  Gregory Johnson is the co-founder and President of the Institute of Physical Art, the co-developer of the Functional Manual Therapy™ approach to patient care, and the Director of an APTA credentialed AAOMPT Fellowship program in Functional Manual Therapy™.  He has published multiple chapters and articles on Soft Tissue Mobilization, PNF and the Orthopedic Patient, Functional Mobilization, and Functional Test for the Lumbar Patient and is currently involved in several research projects on Functional Manual Therapy.

The instructors advertised for the course are the intended instructors. The final number of instructors will be determined by course enrollment. Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructors. Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructors. Please note there may be instructor changes without prior notice. Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course. However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment.


The Institute of Physical Art, Inc.
43449 Elk Run
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970 870-9521

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/23/2020 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
10/25/2020 - 4:00pm
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center 215
Des Moines , IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.



Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), near the airport and west of Des Moines. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)

Before registering for a course you should verify approved CEUs with your state licensing board or association. State rules are subject to change. IPA courses are approved for PTs for the state in which the course is held.

Available Credit

  • 24.00 CE Contact Hour(s)

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Regular Price: $835.00

Special Price: $750.00   [Good until Tue, Mar 03, 2020]

Click here to register.