"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
Is Spinal Accessory Nerve a Source of Chronic Upper Trapezius Pain/Tightness? Watch teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrate diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. These techniques are taught in the NAIOMT courses C-516 Cervical Spine I and C-616 Cervical Spine II.
Join Jessica Smith-Blockley in Chicago for the specialty course Manip With Ease on October 24, 2021.
Watch our teaching faculty demonstrate key techniques from NAIOMT's core courses.
Jessica Smith-Blockley received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2007. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2003 with a BA in Psychology, where she also competed in Nordic skiing. She received her OCS in 2009, became a COMT in 2012, and graduated from NAIOMT’s Fellowship program in 2015 to earn her FAAOMPT. She has been a Clinical Fellowship Instructor since 2015, and a Faculty Instructor since 2019. Jessica owns the private practice Ascend Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon.
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Angela Gordon is the co-owner of Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Falls Church, VA. Angela has more than 17 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy and earned her Doctorate of Science from Andrews University in 2012. Angela is a certified athletic trainer and earned her orthopedic manual therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2012 and graduated from NAIOMT’s Clinical Fellowship Program in 2018. Angela served as the lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals for seven seasons.
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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.
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