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CMPT Done in 2021
Accelerated CMPT Virtual Series

Join Us

  • Join NAIOMT's program dedicated to achieving the highest standards of clinical practice for manual physical therapists.
  • Get your CMPT done in 2021. Complete all courses and the exam from the comfort of your home.
  • Experience your career in a whole new, satisfying way as you gain the skills it takes to treat more complex patient problems.

Achieve from Anywhere

  • These courses are 100% online. Zoom in from your preferred location and attend virtually.
  • The Zoom sessions are synchronous and interactive. The instructors will be able to watch your lab sections and you will be able to interact with the other course participants.


"As someone who lives in a rural area, it is difficult to find high quality courses without having to travel. By offering these virtual classes, I have access to brilliant mentors from the comfort of my own home."

Jualani Weimer PT, DPT

Get a Glimpse

Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate a manual treatment of a patient with primary intervertebral disc pain using graded segmental traction. This technique is taught and discussed in NAIOMT’s course C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I.

The Next Course

The next course in the NAIOMT Home Series is C-511 "Virtual" Lumbopelvic Spine I, which runs during March, 2021.


Confidence & Career Satisfaction Starts Here
Join NAIOMT's Accelerated CMPT Virtual Series

Follow links for course details and to register:

Monthly structure

  • 1st Wednesday of the month: 1.5 hour Zoom call. (Synchronous - Central Standard Time)
  • 3rd Saturday - Sunday of the month: 14 hours virtual "face to face" on Zoom. (Synchronous - Central Standard Time)
  • Last Wednesday of month: 1.5 hour Zoom call. (Synchronous - Central Standard Time)
  • Throughout the month: 4 hours online. (Asynchronous: Includes Final Assessment)
  • All courses open Day 1 of the month, and close the last day of the month.

Lab partner

  • For the Zoom sessions you will need a lab partner. It can be anyone — a friend, significant other or older child. This person does not need to attend the course with you, they just need to be available to you throughout the day to perform the lab portion of the course.

Video Demonstrations
Course Insights

Watch our teaching faculty demonstrate key techniques from NAIOMT's core courses.


  • C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I / Watch NAIOMT’s Liz Henry demonstrate H and I combined motion testing of the lumbar spine. This test is useful for picking up hyper and hypomobilities that may not be apparent in planar ROM testing. This test is taught at the C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I course.


  • C-516 Cervical Spine I / Is Spinal Accessory Nerve a Source of Chronic Upper Trapezius Pain/Tightness? Diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. These techniques are taught in the NAIOMT courses C-516 Cervical Spine I.


  • C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II / Psoas Triangle: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a hypertonic psoas major muscle affecting hip motion. This technique is taught in NAIOMT’s courses C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II and C-705 Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration.


  • C-613 Thoracic Spine / How to do a manubrial test for the thoracic spine. Review and refine your manubrial test for the thoracic spine with NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt.


  • C-616 Cervical Spine II / Is spinal accessory nerve a source of chronic upper trapezius pain / tightness? Watch Liz Henry demonstrate diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. These techniques are taught in the C-616 Cervical Spine II course.


  • C-621 Lower Extremity / Talocrual Distraction Manipulation: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Angela Gordon perform a manual therapy technique from the course C-621 Lower Extremity. This is a talocrural manipulation to improve dorsiflexion and a nice manipulation to use on patients with history of ankle sprain.


  • C-626 Upper Extremity / Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a patient with anterior shoulder pain by addressing muscle imbalance of the scapula. This technique is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-626 Upper Extremity.

NAIOMT's Full Course Schedule

  • All upcoming NAIOMT courses conveniently displayed on one page. Search courses by course name, location, instructor or date simply by clicking the schedule headlines.


World-Class Mentors
Featured Instructors


Liz Henry, PT, DSc
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist

Liz Henry is the president of LifeForce Physical Therapy in Wilmington, NC where she specializes in temporomandibular/craniofacial dysfunction, golf injury rehabilitation/performance, and dance injury/rehabilitation. She is senior consulting therapist at the Carolina Ballet and prior to that was part of the PT team at the New York City Ballet for 25 years. In addition to being a member of the APTA, AAOMPT, she is also a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

Learn more about Liz Henry

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Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists

Terry received his MSPT from Andrews University in 1997 and his FAAOMPT in 2013 through the NAIOMT Fellowship Program. He is a Faculty, Clinical Fellowship Instructor and Examiner for NAIOMT. He teaches core NAIOMT courses primarily in the Northeast, and has presented specialty course for the Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire APTA sections and SIGs.

Learn more about Terry Pratt

Get Expert Insights

Get manual therapy technique videos, practical clinical insights from NAIOMT faculty and news on upcoming courses in your area. 

Abducted Ulna: Watch Liz Henry demonstratate diagnostics and treatment for this common dysfunction. This technique is taught in the NAIOMT course C-626 Upper Extremity.

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Complex Patient Problems Call for a Master Clinician Level of Care

The Highest Standards of Clinical Practice

The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Inc. (NAIOMT) is a private physical therapist-owned organization dedicated to achieving the highest standards of clinical practice for manual physical therapists.

NAIOMT specializes in a flexible teaching program, which seeks to promote the utilization of safe, effective and efficient manual physical therapy management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It further seeks an environment that is conducive to the application of a reasoned approach to manual physical therapy through critical inquiry and the creation of new knowledge and skills based on scientific study and dissemination of that knowledge.

NAIOMT strongly supports the union of the clinician, academician and researcher to further facilitate the development of quality patient care, physical therapy education and the development of master clinicians.




NAIOMT Teaching Faculty Terry Pratt demonstrating a manual therapy technique during a Cervical Spine I course.