Manual Circle (Singapore)

Manual Circle


Manual Circle is a successful clinic practice in Singapore and the only manual therapy training provider in Asia that provide education and training incorporating evidence-informed manual therapy from holistic views of the articular, myogenic and neurogenic perspective combining both physiotherapy and osteopathic philosophies

Manual Circle currently presents the Clinical Manual Therapy with Osteopathy Techniques Certification Program. The whole certification program consists of 3 modules, covering spinal articular therapy, the upper quadrant and the lower quadrant. The 3 modules could be taken independently or all together with successful completion of all modules leading to a Certificate in Clinical Manual Therapy (CCMT).

Rigo Concept BSPTS (Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School)


Rigo Concept BSPTS is a school created to offer education to Physiotherapists in treating patients with scoliosis and other spinal disorders, according to the general principles of the so called Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises–PSSE (SOSORT Guidelines).

The Barcelona School was founded by Elena Salva?, a Catalan Physiotherapist, who introduced the German ‘Schroth Method’ in Barcelona during the 60’s.

Thus, BSPTS, was initially inspired and based on the original physiotherapy method created by Katharina Schroth in 1921. The Schroth method became popular in Germany through K. Schroth’s daughter, Christa Lehnert-Schroth. Elena Salva? learned from both women before bringing the method to Barcelona.

At the late 80’s, Dr. Manuel Rigo and his wife, Dr. Gloria Quera Salva?, Elena’s daughter, started educating Spanish Physiotherapists in accordance with Lehnert- Schroth and Dr. H.R. Weiss methodology, Christa’s son. BSPTS was certifying physiotherapists, National and International, under the name of Schroth until the end of 2008.

Since then, three different branches emerged, the ISST from A.M. Hennes; Best Practice, From Dr. H-R- Weiss; and the Rigo Concept BSPTS. These three branches are based, on some way, in the original Schroth method, but nowadays, they can be considered relevantly different, conceptually as well as technically.

SonoSkills (Europe)


SonoSkills is the European leader in musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) courses. What makes them unique is their focus on primary healthcare professionals. They have an Excellent Educational Framework, all their courses are up-to-date, evidence-based, and interactive. Their innovative eLearning platform allows for lots of hands-on practice during our courses. Sonoskills have an international team of trainers with a variety of backgrounds, points-of-view, and clinical experience our international team of trainers offer fresh perspectives and speak a total of nine languages. They are very passionate sonographers who love what they do! This enthusiasm is highly contagious, so be warned!

The whole comprehensive MSK ultrasound certification program consists of 3 levels: Level 1 – Foundations, Level 2 – Intermediate, and Level 3 – Advanced. The total study load for the entire Level 1 Foundations of MSK ultrasound course is approx. 110 hours (incl. preparation work, following the course and homework) over 6 days, split into part 1 and part 2 (3 days each). Attendance of the entire Level 1 course is a pre-requisite to Level 2 and Level 3.

PhysicalMind Institute® (USA)


MTS offers a Pilates teacher-training matwork and comprehensive certificate program with the main curriculum of classical Pilates Method being from Physical Mind Institute and with additional rehabilitation training created by Dr. Peh Yan Soo, who has a doctorate in Physical Therapy and also been qualified as a Pilates instructor since 2012. MTS teaches the Pilates Method using the classical approach, providing foundations to learning and understanding the source of work by Joseph H. Pilates as well as including a scientific and rehabilitation approach developed by the program director in MTS.

The Pilates program covers all aspects of physical training and apprenticeship with a minimum of 450 hours requirements for Diploma certification. Program timeline of Pilates matwork certification requires the attendance of classroom training modules 1-6 and Pilates comprehensive certification requires the attendance of classroom training modules 1-12. Upon completion of the comprehensive program, the student receives a certificate of attendance from MTS and passing final practical examination would include the Diploma of comprehensive Pilates from Physical Mind Institute, USA.

Neuromuscular Dry Needling (Europe)


DNHS is an international dry needling programme with different levels of training, starting from the application of conservative and invasive treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs) for Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS). Advanced levels include the specific application to neurological patients and the use of ultrasound-guided procedures for MTrPs but also for other injuries and dysfunctions located in tendons, fascias, bursas, etc. DNHS has over 15 years of experience teaching worldwide, with standard international training programmes that allow their students to recognize their certificates in different countries.

The methodology of treatment and teaching programmes were created by Dr. Pablo Herrero, Head of iPhysio Research Group at San Jorge University, who is an internationally recognized and reputed researcher, Editor In Chief of the Journal of Invasive Techniques in Physical Therapy, with many publications in the area. The neuromuscular dry needling program consists of 2 modules of 2 days each could be taken independently in any order for the complete program.

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