Abstract of the Week - New perspectives on dry needling following a medical model: are we screening our patients sufficiently?

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 26, 2019 8:04:57 AM

One thing that sets NAIOMT apart in the world of post professional manual therapy education is our faculty. We are an eclectic, ever-evolving group of practicing clinicians dedicated to moving the profession forward. This week, the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy released its July issue with a focus on dry needling. In it, NAIOMT faculty member, Gary Kearns, instructor of our Advanced Dry Needling course, presents New perspectives on dry needling following a medical model: are we screening our patients sufficiently?, along with colleagues César Fernández-De-Las-Peñas, Jean-Michel Brismée, Josué Gan & Jacqueline Doidge. 

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Topics: Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, clinical skills, Dry Needling, dry needling course, gary kearns

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

Modifications to BPPV Treatment

Posted by NAIOMT on May 19, 2018 11:32:32 AM

In the manual therapy lab demonstration below, NAIOMT teaching faculty Terry PrattMS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses modifications to the Halpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV. The majority of patients have sensitivity in cervical spine extension and rotation.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, NAIOMT, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills, manual therapy techniques, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Examining for Cervical Artery Dysfunction

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 6, 2018 8:56:31 AM

NAIOMT instructor and long-time mentor, Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT has worked extensively in acute and chronic spinal pain and orthopedics, and in the video below, demonstrates examining for cervical artery dysfunction. 

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Topics: cervical artery dysfunction, Manual Physical Therapy, NAIOMT, Physical Therapy, clinical skills

PIVMs for the Cervical Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 26, 2018 10:36:11 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty Laura Iverson-von WullerstorffPT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT reviews PIVMs for the Cervical Spine.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, cervical spine conditions, cervical spine course, Courses, physical therapy education, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills, manual therapy techniques, video

Slump Exam for the Lumbar Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 18, 2018 3:04:11 AM

In the video below NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates the slump exam as part of the NAIOMT neurological exam for the lumbar spine.

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Topics: Courses, lumbar spine, manual therapy, physical therapy, slump exam, clinical skills, Faculty

The 20 "Rules" of Manual Therapy

Posted by Brett Windsor, PT, MPA, PhD on Dec 29, 2017 9:15:08 AM
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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills, manual therapy techniques

Manipulation of Abducted Ulna

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 3, 2017 7:41:15 AM

Winter weather in Colorado means, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, in additional to all the normal running and biking people do. It also means snow with slippery parking lots and sidewalks. All of these things can create a nightmare situation for your upper extremities, should you fall and catch yourself on an outstretched hand.

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Topics: Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, physical therapy, abducted ulna, clinical skills, upper quadrant

Compression Overload Test for the Lumbopelvic Spine

Posted by Bill Temes on Nov 18, 2017 2:40:28 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Senior Faculty Member Bill Temes demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine.

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Topics: Courses, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy courses, clinical skills, compression overload test

Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 9, 2017 11:19:14 AM

Balance has been one of my favorite areas to study and teach. I remember first learning how balance is integrated through multiple systems and I was amazed that, as humans, we could stand upright without falling over. The statement that “gait is a series of controlled falls” was used by many professors, and I could not agree more. Balance is an epitomic example of homeostasis.

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Topics: Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, physical therapy, terry pratt, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills, Faculty, gait

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