In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT cofounder and meaningful mentor to many, Erl Pettman, demonstrates the ligamentous stress tests of the Craniovertebral region. Watching how easily he flows between the ligaments is mastery at its best! Our Cervical Spine I and II courses are great stops on the path to getting to this level.
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:
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.
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.”
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.
PTs may learn and go through the motions of a lumbar slump test. But do we understand why? In the video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Stacy Soappman its significance and how it can help you as you decide which steps to take next with your patient.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Bill Temes demonstrates an evaluation of a post-MVA CT Junction patient whose presenting complaints are worse when working at a computer or with prolonged upper extremity activity.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Terry Pratt, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT reviews the process of finding the upper extremity reflexes to gain neurological information from your patients.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Bill Temes demonstrates subtalar ligament testing.
My lovely wife. I blame her for sparking my passion for dry needling. A little background on her will help. She’s a pediatric physical therapist, smart as a whip, and very skeptical of my manual techniques. As I was completing my fellowship I was feeling pretty confident in my skills when she came to me with complaints of bilateral cervicothoracic junction and upper trapezius pain.