ICE Orthopedic Certification


The backbone of exceptional outpatient orthopedic care lies in efficient management of spine and extremity conditions. The ICE Ortho Cert provides the most direct route to learn our “Fitness forward, manual therapy skilled, and psychologically informed” method to achieving exceptional outcomes in outpatient practice. At only a fraction of the cost of orthopedic residency programs you’ll become armed with a comprehensive skill set that places you among the most progressive and sought after clinicians in the country.

Why Choose Ortho Certification?


Learn From the Best

Learn from the best practicing clinicians in the country. All of our faculty are also clinicians who treat every week between courses, holding themselves accountable to proving daily what we teach is effective in the real world.


ICE is founded on the principle of COMBINING manual therapy interventions with precision progressive loading. ICE flips the script and places exercise prescription front and center alongside effective manual techniques.

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

Courses come with lifetime access, including all updates. You heard that right, every time we update our certification courses you can access the new content FOR FREE.
Learn to treat the whole human

Learn to Treat the Whole Human

Unhealthy tissues are attached to unhealthy humans” is a classic ICE quote, and our solution is having challenging conversations with patients about their lifestyle choices and pain/performance. Throughout the Cert Ortho coursework we deliver abundant evidence allowing you to create informed narratives and shift patient lifestyle habits opening up levels of progress unachievable with clinical interventions alone.
Technique Manual

Technique Manual

Alongside the course content you’ll receive recorded videos of all cervical and lumbar techniques enabling you to sit back and enjoy the class without worrying to film or scribble down reminders on nuances. The high quality videos in this manual make it easier than ever to practice after the course with colleagues and solidify your new skills to make them clinic ready!

Four Live Courses

Course Curriculum and Requirements


Lumbar Management

Comprehensive manual therapy, exercise, and lifestyle management approach to treating low back pain


Cervical Management

Comprehensive manual therapy, exercise, and lifestyle management approach to treating neck pain


Total Spine Thrust Manipulation

Further refine your manual therapy skills while learning alternative techniques & positions for yourself and your patients to optimize care

Extremity Management

Learn a systematic, joint-by-joint approach to treating the extremities including manual therapy management, exercise & loading progressions, and lifestyle interventions
What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

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Upcoming Lumbar Management Course

Upcoming Cervical Management Course

Upcoming Total Spine Thrust Manipulation Course

Upcoming Extremity Management Course

CERT-Ortho Course Package


Lock in the current pricing by purchasing all of the CERT-Ortho courses at once, safeguarding against annual price increases. Ensure your spot in your desired courses that align with your schedule, even in the event of it reaching full capacity.

About This Certification


You will complete a single comprehensive in-person examination following your final course in the series. This exam takes place on Sunday of your final course weekend. There is no additional cost for testing.


Total cost is simply the sum of the cost for the four live weekend courses, under $3,000.00, there is no additional cost for certification.

Certification in Modern Management of the Older Adult (Cert-MMOA)

ICE Certification Impact

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


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Who is eligible to obtain the certification?
Individuals who hold a healthcare license that allows for the independent evaluation & treatment of a patient. Generally, this includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
Does it matter what order I take the four courses in?
No, you are welcome to enter the course series with any of the offerings and takes each class in an order that is most convenient for you.
When does certification testing take place?

You will take a single exam following successful completion of your fourth course in the series. This exam will take place on Sunday of that final course.

Is recertification required?
No. In the interest of conserving clinician resources we have intentionally made all updated content available to our cert graduates in order to stay up to date without forcing them to pay additional money and time to continue using their hard earned credentials.
Does this course series include soft tissue techniques?
Yes! Expect a broad range of soft tissue techniques including myofascial decompression (“cupping”) along with traditional massage techniques for specific dysfunctions and clinical presentations.
Am I required to receive thrust manipulation?
No. If you are uncomfortable receiving thrust manipulation or these techniques are contraindicated, you are still able to successfully complete the certification.

Earn Your Ortho Certification

Join thousands of your colleagues who are taking their practice and business to the next level.