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Your Accelerated Path to CMPT Certification

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 9, 2019 7:36:14 AM

Did you know you can earn your CMPT certification in just one year? Really. After a cohort of PTs thrived in and successfully completed NAIOMT’s accelerated program in San Diego in 2018, we have decided to offer this opportunity again this year.  


Here’s what one participant had to say about last year’s program:

“I joined as a PT in my first couple years of practice, and the clinical reasoning skills I learned as well as the finessed treatment and assessment techniques have significantly improved my success and confidence.” -Julie Dunn


Our accelerated program is designed to help you get through NAIOMT classes quickly, conveniently, and at a significant discount, plus offers support and continuity from classmates and instructors throughout the year. Here are a few key highlights:

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Topics: clinical skills, Faculty, Manual Therapy, NAIOMT, Physical Therapy, CMPT

Advanced Cervical Spine Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 19, 2018 9:32:57 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky demonstrates a manipulation for an extension restriction on the right at C56. Please note, this is a technique covered in our Advanced Spinal Manipulation course. Our Cervical Spine I and II courses are great stops on the path to getting to this level.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, Courses, Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos

Women in The PT Profession: A Conversation

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 25, 2018 8:43:22 PM
Ever feel like moving forward toward clinical excellence and mastering new skills that can transform lives might be too much for your current load? Not worth it when you consider what you'd have to give up personally? In the video below, NAIOMT's Kathy Stupansky and Brett Windsor discuss some of the challenges women and mothers in the PT field face, and the ways in which advancing one's career and family or life goals can work simultaneously. 
If you have any questions about our flexible Certification, Fellowship and Doctorate of Science programsplease don't hesitate to reach out,  or come test the waters at an upcoming manual therapy course to see what we're all about and how we can empower you to balance your own personal and professional goals. Second and third year PT students are sponsored at a significantly discounted rate. 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, women in physical therapy, NAIOMT training

Alternative Supine Thoracic Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 6, 2018 5:52:00 PM

What happens when two of NAIOMT’s faculty teach a course together? Lots of laughs, fun and skill-building.  In the video below, Stacy Soappman and Terry Pratt demonstrate an alternative way to perform a supine thoracic manipulation during the recent Manip Like a Girl course.

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Stress Testing Cervical Ligaments

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 24, 2018 5:53:00 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman provides a detailed review of stress testing cervical ligaments. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, connect with Stacy on Twitter, or better yet, let’s address in person at one of our upcoming Cervical Spine courses (which can be taken in any order.)

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Unilateral CT Junction Manipulation with a “Sensitive” Neck

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 12, 2018 5:32:07 PM

Do you regularly see patients experiencing neck pain? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates a Unilateral CT junction manipulation with consideration to a “sensitive” neck.

This is one of the treatment techniques PTs learn in our Cervical Spine I course, so if you’re interested in understanding how and when to apply it, join us! Here are a few coming up (Cervical I and II can be taken in any order, and we sponsor 2nd and 2rd year PT students at a discounted registration fee).

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Biomechanical Assessment of The Sacroiliac Joint

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 10, 2018 9:10:49 PM

The manual therapy video below is a recent moment in one of our courses. In it, NAIOMT teaching faculty member, Michael Lucido, performs a biomechanical assessment of the sacroiliac joint. We realize every physical therapist is at a different point in their professional skill set, so please let us know if you have any questions at all. We design courses to meet you where you're at, and take you where you want to go in strengthening your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills for your patients.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, sacro-iliac joint

Subtalar Joint: Manual Therapy Examination & Assessment of Glide in Eversion & Abduction

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 3, 2018 7:34:29 PM

We'll admit. The World Cup has us diving into the lower extremity. With all the fancy footwork--and collisions--happening, we can't help but see each play through a physical therapist's lens. So in the spirit of the World Cup, we cover the subtalar joint--examination and assessment of glide in eversion and abduction in the video below.

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Topics: lower extremity, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, Subtalar Joint Manipulation, world cup, world cup injuries

Prone Scapular Setting

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 23, 2018 8:47:14 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates how to re-establish scapular position for proper activation of the scapular muscles, a technique she teaches in her sports medicine-focused course "Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete.”

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Topics: Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, Sports Medicine

Side-lying Scapular Activation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 17, 2018 8:08:13 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates a technique to facilitate activation of the mid trap, rhomboids and lower trap. Manual resistance can be added in any direction to increase the activation of the muscles.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, overhead athlete, Sidelying Scapular Activation

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