ISOMT- Are you chasing the Pain, or treating the Real Dysfunction

Course Overview

Course Description


Experts Dr Parijat Kumar, Physical Therapist PT, DPT, MSc (Sports Science) Regd. Clinical Exercise Specialist (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Spinal Manipulative Therapist-1 (USA)


Dr Tejinder Singh (USA) PT, DPT, MSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Specialist Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical therapy.


Latest Evidence Based Regional Interdependence, Are you treating the Symptom, or the Root cause... (Think Sensibly) Article - Regional Interdependence: A Musculoskeletal Examination Model Whose Time Has Come (Wainner et al., 2007)



Chapters & Learning Objectives

What is Pain and the Real Dysfunction ?
: 00:08:50 Hour

Chapters and Objectives

Are you chasing the pain, or treating the real dysfunction?

Dr. Parijat Kumar and Dr. Tejinder Singh discusses about: 

Question 1: What do mean by chasing pain and it's difference with treating the real dysfunction?

Question 2: What is Regional Interdependence?

 Question 3: Patient's come to us with pain, not with their dysfunction.

Knee joint an over diagnosed joint
: 00:21:32 Hour

Chapters and Objectives

Dr. Parijat & Dr. Tejinder discusses about:

Question 4: According to Dr. PK's expertise, he believes while practicing with many doctors, podiatrists in USA, and came to a conclusion that one joint like Knee is a very over diagnosed joint. Do you agree?

Question 5: With due respect there are many school of thoughts like Maitland, Cyriax, Mulligan, Mckenzie and, more with Mobilization. Do you think learning or practicing  one school of thought and applying all technique in all case will help the clinicans?

Question 6: Dr. Parijat took a webinar were he mentioned about Tennis Elbow or Lateral Elbow Pain due to many other regional factors like 3-4 Rib dysfunction. He forwarded the references to those who asked but most didn't. What would you say here is lacking in most of the clicians to be a better manual therapist?.

Regional interdependence - Tennis elbow Lateral elbow pain
: 00:8:48 Hour

Chapters and Objectives

Dr. PK & Dr.TJ discusses about: Question 7: Dr.Pk & Dr. TJ have seen many Clinicians not rulling out Proximal or distal regions with Wrist, Elbow pain, Ankle pain or even nerve pains? How can we guide them to look at this with example?.

Question 8: Another example at knee, Where people focus a lot on ITB hypertonicity, VMO weakness, p4atellar mobilisation, taping-  Please elaborate this,and much more like this. How do you relate regional Interdependence?

Myofascial Releases and Core Stability- Is that it ?
: 00:7:54 Hour

Chapters and Objectives

Dr. PK & Dr. TJ discusses about:

Question 9: What are your views on people practicing just Myofascial Releases and Core Stablity out their?

Question 10: How can any local kinesio taping , or other treatment like electrical modalities and all help in treating a dysfunction?

Question 11: Do you think that we as a Certified and learned Manual Therapists are ready or should invest our time, energy in interpreting the diagnostic reports, like X-Rays, MRIs, Blood reports, EMGs, NCV and more, rather than latest Evidence?

Should we chase the pain or assess the real dysfunction or the regional interdependence?
: 00:8:52 Hour

Chapters and Objectives

Dr. PK & Dr. TJ discusses about:

Question 12: A case study -  A person comes to you with a excruciating pain in the back or any region. Shouldn't we chase the pain here or jump onto the dysfunctions or the regional interdependence?

Question 13: A you treating discs in back pain, or the real dysfunction?

Flexion Exercises- Avoided in disc issues?

Extension/Mckenzie Exercise - In disc cases?

Question 14: People above 45 years of age, start having Degenerative muscular, Meniscal tears, strain or sprain like chronic inflammation , Where injections and PRP procedures are very common these days.Can you throw some light on this with Regional Interdependence?

Communication and Education
: 00:06:48 Hour

Chapters and Objectives

Dr. PK and Dr. TJ discusses about:

Question 15: How we can communicate/ educate this topic to our patients and doctors?

Question 16: What we take home from this, and would also expect our audience to is that we need to look at a border picture and not just a narrow minded one region or the painful area, and just start treating or applying techniques without proper assessment?

Question  17: We see a lot of participants enrolled just for a certificate through these webinars and all, Knowledge/ skills? or a piece of paper that is the certificate? He would like to know your recommendations.

ISOMT and Different other Organisations
: 00:6:54 Hour

Chapters and Objectives

Dr. PK & Dr. TJ discusses about:

Question 18: How are you different at ISOMT in providing teachings, courses, or evidence based Manual Practice than other such providers?

Question 19: How do the audience believe that you are practicing the latest Evidence Based?

Question 20: Do you have any courss or programs like these to become an expert in different various Manual Theraphy techniques and practice in a evidence based and in a ethical way?

Meet your Instructors

Dr. Parijat Kumar
(Co-Founder of ISOMT)
Certified Spine & Sports Specialist