NAIOMT has always prided itself on an eclectic approach to orthopedic manual therapy. Our greatest strength lies not in our adherence to any one method or system, but in our willingness to embrace multiple theories, techniques, and viewpoints.
Evidence is showing that treatment of the upper cervical spine is beneficial for the treatment of several cervical dysfunctions including cervicogenic headache. Part of the efficient treatment is having the ability to locate key structures including upper cervical musculature. In this video, Terry describes his first manual therapy lesson and how he used that knowledge to apply it to cervical palpation and his everyday practice.
NAIOMT appreciates the intimate connection between breath and health – physical, mental, emotional. As physical therapists, and even more as manual physical therapists, we’re in a great place to help people leverage the breath for performance, health and happiness. A team led by David Deppeler, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT (a longtime friend, ally and supporter of NAIOMT) has developed a clinician training program through Breathe Your Truth.
In 2021 NAIOMT is expanding our popular accelerated program to include three separate Accelerated CMPT Series: West Coast, East Coast and Virtual. Each option allows you to complete all courses including NAIOMT CMPT certification in just one year. Additional benefits:
Do you treat runners? Are you frustrated with the multiple regions of breakdown and recalcitrant issues they present with? An excellent example is this athlete who came into the clinic for left lateral knee pain after running 16K.
Are you seeing patients with a rotator cuff that isn't engaging properly? Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate a technique to improve the motor control of the left shoulder. This technique, which activates supraspinatus without activating the upper trapezius muscle, is taught in the C-626 Upper Extremity course.
In the fifth episode of Steve Allen’s podcast series “You Think You Know: Conversations That Inspire”, Steve is joined by Laura Iverson-von Wullerstorff. Laura runs the PT clinic LVW Physiotherapy in Brussels, Belgium. She is a NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor and a Faculty Instructor teaching courses throughout the US and abroad.
Jessica Smith-Blockley received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2007. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2003 with a BA in Psychology, where she also competed in Nordic skiing. She received her OCS in 2009, became a COMT in 2012, and graduated from NAIOMT’s Fellowship program in 2015 to earn her FAAOMPT. She has been a Clinical Fellowship Instructor since 2015, and a Faculty Instructor since 2019. Jessica owns the private practice Ascend Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon.
In the video series "Best of NAIOMT" teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrates key techniques from NAIOMT's core courses.
If you're looking for more manual therapy tips and guidance from practicing clinicians and instructors, we welcome you to explore our video series "Best of NAIOMT." The series features NAIOMT faculty member, Michael Lucido, demonstrating key techniques from NAIOMT's core courses.
In this week's video, Michael discusses the practice and theory of chronic elbow pain. He demonstrates the theory known as the "abducted ulna," which is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-626 Upper Extremity.