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Advanced Certificate in
Exercise and Manual Therapy (ACEMT)

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Primephysio Clinic5 Broomfield Road,
Sheffield, UK, S10 2SE
7-11 November 2024

Started in 2015, this program has attracted 35 physiotherapists from 8 countries. Those who successfully completed the program have gone on to excel clinically and academically. The program includes practical labs, case studies, real patient demonstrations, and advanced clinical skills with an emphasis on spinal management and movement analysis for both lower and upper limbs.

Main Tutor & Clinical Educator

Mahmoud Saad

Saad qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1999. He started his academic career as a senior lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University in 2005 and led the contemporary musculoskeletal rehabilitation module within the advanced M.Sc. program for many years. He has completed a master's in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Manual therapy Diploma (MACP route) from Sheffield Hallam University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with a focus on the role of Exercise and Physical activity in the management of Musculoskeletal problems.


Saad has taught extensively both nationally and internationally. This course is part of the popular Orthopaedic Manual and Exercise Therapy Certificate that has been delivered over 300 times in 17 countries.

Honorary Lecturer

Dr. Stephen May


  • Reader in Physiotherapy

  • Co-author of the McKenzie Textbook 

  • Senior Lecturer of Physiotherapy at SHU

  • Awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK)

Specialist areas of interest

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Research methodologies

  • Patient perspectives

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Course Contents:

Spinal Complex Case Management:

  1. Reasons for failed treatment

  2.  The journey from pain relief to return to function and self-management

  3. Practical application and reasoning master class

  4. Movement Screening for Successful Spinal Exercise


  1. Application of a clinically using UK movement analysis framework

  2. How one exercise can be more effective than many

  3. Exercise progression for successful management

  4. Real Case Management

  5. Assessment and Feedback Session

How to Register:

Complete the attached registration form.

  • If you do not have a valid visa for the UK, please contact for an invitation letter.

  • If you require a visa letter contact the office for more details.

** Due to the large number of applications we receive every year, applications are only confirmed upon your visa approval.

** The invitation letter fee is not refundable but will be deducted from the total program fee once the visa is accepted.


Nearest Accommodation:

  1. Rutland Hotel, Sheffield (across the road from the course venue).

  2. Airbnb: Plenty of Airbnb accommodations are available in the area.

  3. Aim to use a simple and effective treatment approach that combines both hands-on and hands-off strategies.

Travel Information:

1- Nearest Airport: Manchester Airport

  • Trains from Manchester Airport to Sheffield (via Manchester Piccadilly station) are available from 6 am until 10 pm.

2- Please check the Trainline website for the timetable.

  • London Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton): Train and coach services to Sheffield are frequent most of the day. Plan ahead and contact us if you need help with trip planning.

3- A private car can be arranged in advance: £300 from London to Sheffield (one way), £150 from Manchester Airport to Sheffield (one way).


  • OMTC Holders

  • Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors with 2+ years of musculoskeletal clinical experience.


"I found the content to exceed my expectations. The knowledge shared within the group was of brilliant standard. The topics covered are very relevant to my practice and will certainly help with my first rotational job. The practical sessions were very valuable, as everyone could ask questions without judgment, and we received great feedback throughout. Additionally, being able to video the demonstrations was a real highlight. I highly recommend this program to others."

Emma Cameron

"The program's logical structure with interactive practical sessions exceeded my expectations. It equipped me with quick, hands-on techniques suitable for the NHS setting. What I found most valuable was the evidence-based approach and patient education tips that simplified complex concepts. As a junior practitioner, this has boosted my confidence, making me better equipped to communicate effectively and maintain a simpler yet more effective approach in my practice."

Frances Peck

"The course content was exactly what I was seeking. The most valuable aspect of the course was the evidence-based techniques to alleviate pain and symptoms. I was highly satisfied with the ample hands-on practice time."

Madhuri Chandra Digavalli


Initial down payment : 200 GBP
Full payment registration fee: 850 GBP
For inquiries please contact
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