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

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

PT Bracketology: Stop the Madness

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 19, 2018 10:07:00 PM

It is that time of year again when the “madness” of March descends upon us and the competition for the perfect bracket begins. Sixty-four teams, one championship and two weeks of games, buzzer beaters, upsets and victories. A wide field of hopefuls in a single-elimination bring your best competition where underdogs have the chance to walk away as undisputed champions.

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Topics: NAIOMT, Physical Therapy, physical therapy, PT, march madness

Positional Release Technique of the quadratus lumborum

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 24, 2018 8:23:43 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido demonstrates a positional release technique of the quadratus lumborum (QL) that is taught in our Lumbopelvic Spine I and II courses (which can be taken in any order).

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Topics: Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, positional release technique

New Year, New Skills

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 27, 2017 5:23:49 PM

As we highlighted last week in 5 Things PTs Should Be Be Proud of This Year, we all should be closing out 2017 feeling pretty good about the direction of our profession, and the passion and dedication that's being injected into it by seasoned and fresh PTs alike. That said, this is no time to sit back and go about our days on autopilot. Not when there's so much work to do and so many health challenges to rise above.

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Topics: Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized

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

Behold! The New PC-PT

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 18, 2017 11:18:27 AM
Professions are always in flux. Ten years ago, getting your DPT was all the rage and direct access was a buzz phrase that everyone on the cutting edge was backing! But now that we have become recognized as doctors, now that we are the first stop on some patients’ list of practitioners, are we prepared to truly become primary care providers?
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Topics: Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, STAND haiti, volunteering, morgan denny

Restoring Ability To Reach Behind Back

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 14, 2017 9:37:15 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Bill TemesPT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT works with the shoulder to restore range of motion.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy, pain, Physical Therapy, shoulder pain, thoracic spine, Thoracic Spine, upper extremity

Article of The Week: Pronator Drift

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 5, 2016 9:25:17 AM

This article in the New England Journal of Medicine is an excellent review of pronator drift and explains how injury to the pyramidal tracks can cause pronator drift.

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Topics: cervical artery dysfunction, Cervical Spine, Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, pronator drift, pyramidal tracks, clinical skills

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