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

Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

Posted by NAIOMT on May 8, 2018 10:39:30 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Bill Temes demonstrates a prone torsion test, as part of the Level I Scanning Examination for the lumbar spine.

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Topics: Courses, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, Manual Therapy, manual therapy and pregnancy, peripheral manipulation, Spinal manipulation, Endorsement, endorsement in washington, Faculty

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

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

Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 30, 2017 4:05:08 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates ipsolateral and contralateral locking from below for the lumbar spine.

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Topics: Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, NAIOMT, Physical Therapy, clinical skills, Faculty

Abstract of the Week: Turning a Negative Into a Positive

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 18, 2017 7:39:17 PM

Abstract of The Week: Negative Neurodynamic Tests Do Not Exclude Neural Dysfunction in Patients With Entrapment Neuropathies by Larissa T. Baselgia, MSca, David L. Bennett, PhDb, Robert M. Silbiger, MScc, and Annina B. Schmid, PhDb.

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Topics: Abstract of the Week, Manual Therapy, Faculty, Uncategorized, Entrapment Neuropathies, neurodynamic tests

A Default Approach to SI Region Dysfunctions (Video)

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 19, 2016 1:43:22 PM

In the Manual Therapy video below, distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT reflects on her clinical experience as it applies to treatment for the SI joint. For an exciting opportunity to learn from Ann in person at one of her upcoming manual therapy courses, see our upcoming courses or browse the list below!

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Topics: Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, SI joint, Faculty

If I Ran The World…or at Least the PT World

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 30, 2016 9:41:57 PM

If I ran the world, outpatient physical therapy clinics would only be open from 8:30-2:30pm. Employers would be flexible enough to allow their employees to flex their time to have physical therapy during the day. And all commuting would be done on magical rainbow unicorns – OK, maybe that last one is stretching things a bit too far.

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Topics: manual therapy, physical therapy, women in physical therapy, women's health, Faculty, Fellowship

Yoga and OMPT or … When the Students Become the Teachers

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 1, 2016 6:57:19 PM

One main goal in physical therapy is to help keep people moving for the purpose of health and being able to participate in a full life. One way that people are able to accomplish this goal is through yoga. It incorporates movement and strengthen and balance.

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Topics: movement screen, pain, yoga, Faculty, ompt

Restoring Hope in Chronic Pain

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 5, 2016 6:47:06 PM

As we prepare for an exciting time connecting with enthusiastic student leaders and seasoned PTs alike at the APTA Next Conference in Nashville this week, we wanted to introduce you to an inspiring manual therapy leader based in Tennessee, NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor, Rebecca Lowe, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT.

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Topics: Acheivements, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, rebecca lowe, chronic pain, Faculty

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