Using IM in Elbow Rehabilitation Self-Study    


  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Neurologist
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist

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Course Description
To understand and adapt the Interactive Metronome technology, the rehabilitation professional must have a good understanding of the benefits of the IM program related to the anatomy, physiology, kinesiology of the elbow. With a good knowledge of the impact of IM on impairments of the elbow, the clinician can develop a candidacy for the program and adapt the technology appropriately.
Instructor(s) - One of the following:

Andrew Dillen Hartley, OT graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, school of Occupational Therapy in 1995 and moved to the USA in 1996. He is co-owner of Advanced Therapy Solutions, Inc, an outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy practice serving clients of all ages in five locations.

Mr. Hartley has 14 years of clinical experience and is trained in multiple treatment approaches with both adults and pediatrics. His interests include the treatment of deficits related to stroke, traumatic brain injury, Autism, development disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, ADD and learning disabilities in infants, children and adults. His experience with sensory integration, neuromuscular re-education, brain gym, vision therapy, environmental adaptation, Tai-Chi, yoga and technology based treatment approaches for all ages has served him well as a presenter of certification courses, webinars and professional seminars. Mr. Hartley serves as a clinical advisor for Interactive Metronome and other “Therapy based” companies in research, protocol and practice development areas.

Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes OT/COTAs, PT/PTAs, & ATCs who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification course.

Instructional Level:

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Have an overall understanding of the anatomy and kinesiology of the elbow and how this neuromuscular balance can be disrupted and how IM may affect this balance.
  2. Be able to determine the candidacy of a patient for the IM assessment and training and modify the application of IM based on the patient’s functional and baseline impairments related to general orthopedic or post surgical conditions of the elbow.
  3. Be able to use the IM as an assessment tool for patient baseline and functional performance
  4. Know the guidelines to follow to progress a patient through the phases of IM treatment to supplement an existing rehabilitation program based on stages of recovery for the elbow.
  5. Have a good knowledge of the different exercises that can be adapted to IM treatment philosophy and methodology.
  6. Know how to modify the IM settings to achieve a just right challenge based on impairments.
  7. Know how to evaluate patient success and discharge recommendations
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. COTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT.


The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

Course Meets Requirements for:
    PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board. Check your state for eligibility.