The Irish Institute of Physical Therapy now called ICOM has been a leader in Physical Therapy training in Ireland since 1994. September 2018 sees the government giving protection of title to Physiotherapists, they have also included Physical Therapy in this title. What this means is that you can only use this title if you have a full time degree course in Physiotherapy. We therefore had to change the title of our courses but the training remains the same, so does the content and the ability to practice after qualification is exactly the same. These courses can now be used as modules if the graduate decides they wish to study Osteopathy here in Ireland so, Same Professional courses in Physical Therapy & Spinal Manipulations since 1994 just different name
The Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine
The college was founded in 1995 as a platform for mature students to obtain practitioners diploma courses in Remedial Massage – Sports Therapy – Physical Therapy Ireland – Manipulative Therapy – Electrotherapy and Cranial Therapy.
The college is Associated with The Northern Institute of Massage, Bury in Gtr Manchester which is one of the biggest sports injury colleges in Europe. All courses are externally accredited which ensure students obtain the highest qualification. The Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine is unique in that it is the only college in Irealnd that offers clinical hours as part of the curriculum, this ensures students get a hands on approach to dealing with patients and the injuries that are presented in clinical situations.
Lecturers at this college are all fully qualified in their field of practice, the tutors are all Osteopaths, Medical Doctors, Radiographers and Manipulative Therapists and all run full time busy clinics. We believe this is a must for any tutor, as he / she must “be living the job to teach the experience”
The qualifications are internationally recognised and can lead to a university degree in the U.K.
Mature students from all walks of life have studied with us and have enjoyed both the experience and facilities provided by the college.
All our courses are part-time and begin in September / October of each year; all courses run over weekends, a full day Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 4pm.
I started my journey with ICOM in 2013 and have never looked back. I trained in multiple colleges across the country in related fields and never have seen tutors and a principle with such interest in the education of their students. I opened my practice a couple of years ago with full confidence as a Physical Therapist once graduated from ICOM. I continued my post graduate qualifications with ICOM in Manipulative Therapy and i enrolled for the intake of Osteopathic students in 2018. The increase in my patient list and development of my practice is most definitely linked to the very specific training and clinical rotation provided by the teaching facility in Ireland that is ICOM.
Mark Lynch (Sligo)