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Treat the Whole Person

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  • Join NAIOMT's program dedicated to achieving the highest standards of clinical practice for manual physical therapists.
  • Take individual courses in any order, or complete your CMPT certification mentored by NAIOMT’s experienced instructors.
  • Experience your career in a whole new, satisfying way as you gain the skills it takes to treat more complex patient problems.

With NAIOMT, You’ll Learn How to:

  • Treat the whole person.
  • Consistently arrive at an accurate functional diagnosis.
  • Provide a safe, effective, quadrant-integrated, hands-on treatment approach with confidence.

 

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"Safe and efficient manual therapy assessments and interventions based on sound clinical reasoning, current evidence, and anatomy and physiology are taught in a comfortable setting with time for hands-on learning and feedback."

Mette Coleman, PT, CMPT, DSc student

 

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Cervicogenic Headache O/A Complex: Watch teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a patient with unilateral neck pain and headaches. Patient is treated with Grade V thrust technique of the O/A complex. This theory and technique is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-616 Cervical Spine II.

 

Upcoming Courses

The next course scheduled for San Diego is the C-616 "Virtual" Cervical Spine II which will be taught online by Steve Allen on January 9-10, 2021. 

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Your Safety is Our Top Priority

NAIOMT has made the decision to move all courses online for the remainder of 2020 and the period January to March 2021. Please note, this is not an irrevocable decision; we'll review the situation in mid-January. If things are better then, we'll be more than willing to make changes. However, at this point, it is critical that we provide our students, faculty, and course sites with certainty, and this decision allows us to achieve that in the safest manner possible, while also not compromising our effectiveness in the classroom.

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Video Demonstrations
Course Insights

Watch our teaching faculty demonstrate key techniques from NAIOMT's core courses.

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  • C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I / Treatment for Lumbar Intervertebral Disc: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate a manual treatment of a patient with primary intervertebral disc pain using graded segmental traction. This technique is taught and discussed in NAIOMT’s course C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I.

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  • C-516 Cervical Spine I / Watch a lab demonstration with Terry Pratt showing modifications to the Halpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV. The majority of patients have sensitivity in cervical spine extension and rotation. This technique is taught in the C-516 Cervical Spine course.

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  • C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II / Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a hypertonic psoas major muscle affecting hip motion. This technique is taught in NAIOMT’s courses C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II and C-705 Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration..

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  • C-613 Thoracic Spine / Seated traction mobilization/manipulation: The thoracic spine can be a wonderful region to create quick change in patients' symptoms locally and regionally, but can also be one with significant risk if not cleared appropriately. Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Bill Temes discuss and demonstrate this safe and efficient manual therapy technique presented on the C-613 course.

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  • C-616 Cervical Spine II / Is spinal accessory nerve a source of chronic upper trapezius pain / tightness? Watch Liz Henry demonstrate diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. These techniques are taught in the C-616 Cervical Spine II course.

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  • C-621 Lower Extremity / Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Steve Allen demonstrate the three steps of stability testing on the individual collateral ligaments of the ankle. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's C-621 Lower Extremity course.

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  • C-626 Upper Extremity / Shoulder Abduction Assessment: Watch Terry Pratt demonstrate a shoulder abduction assessment and the clinical reasoning associated with it. This technique is taught in the C-626 Upper Extremity course.

NAIOMT's Full Course Schedule

  • All upcoming NAIOMT courses conveniently displayed on one page. Search courses by course name, location, instructor or date simply by clicking the schedule headlines.

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World-Class Mentors
Meet Your Instructors

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Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Steve Allen is the founder of Evergreen Physical Therapy in Spokane and retired shareholder and clinic director at Therapeutic Associates, Inc. in Liberty Lake, Washington. Steve received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1986 and is a 1996 graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

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William Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Bill Temes received a Certificate in Physical Therapy from New York University and began practicing in 1974. He earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1979. He became a certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1996 and became a Certified Orthopaedic Manual/Manipulative Therapist (COMT) in 1994. He is a graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) Fellowship Program and received his Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual therapy in 1998. He has studied and worked extensively in acute and chronic spinal pain and orthopedics.

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Get Expert Insights

Get manual therapy technique videos, practical clinical insights from NAIOMT faculty and news on upcoming courses in your area. 

Watch NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido discuss the practice and theory of chronic elbow pain. The video demonstrates the theory known as the "abducted ulna", which is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-626 Upper Extremity.

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Complex Patient Problems Call for a Master Clinician Level of Care

The Highest Standards of Clinical Practice

The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Inc. (NAIOMT) is a private physical therapist-owned organization dedicated to achieving the highest standards of clinical practice for manual physical therapists.

NAIOMT specializes in a flexible teaching program, which seeks to promote the utilization of safe, effective and efficient manual physical therapy management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It further seeks an environment that is conducive to the application of a reasoned approach to manual physical therapy through critical inquiry and the creation of new knowledge and skills based on scientific study and dissemination of that knowledge.

NAIOMT strongly supports the union of the clinician, academician and researcher to further facilitate the development of quality patient care, physical therapy education and the development of master clinicians.

 

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NAIOMT Teaching Faculty Terry Pratt demonstrating a manual therapy technique during a Cervical Spine I course.