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Treat the Whole Person

Become a Master Clinician

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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.



"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


Get a Glimpse

Watch NAIOMT'S Stacy Soappman demonstrating a TL gapping technique during a recent C-613 Thoracic Spine course in New York.


The Next Course

For more guidance from Stacy Soappman in person, meet her over at NAIOMT's Denver site. The next course with Stacy in Denver is C-613 "Virtual" Thoracic Spine on October 25-26, 2020.


Your Safety is Our Top Priority

For all upcoming scheduled in-person courses NAIOMT will be following the CDC, federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines in regards to social distancing and hygiene. All instructors and participants are required to wear masks throughout the course weekend in consideration of the safety of all course participants.

Confidence & Career Satisfaction Starts Here
Join NAIOMT's Courses Denver, CO

Courses can be taken in any order. Follow links for course details and to register:

Video Demonstrations
Course Insights

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


  • C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I / The Purpose Behind Muscle Testing: Back to the Basics with NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman as she discusses some of the purpose behind muscle testing. These techniques are taught in the course C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I.


  • C-516 Cervical Spine I / Upper Cervical Ligaments Review: Ever wonder what it is like to take one of the NAIOMT courses? Join faculty Stacy Soappman for a brief review of the upper cervical ligaments from the recent C-516 Cervical Spinel I course she taught in New York City.


  • C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II / Is it a mobility or stability issue in the lumbar spine? Join NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman to find out. This technique is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course.


  • C-613 Thoracic Spine / Watch NAIOMT'S Stacy Soappman demonstrating a TL gapping technique during a recent C-613 Thoracic Spine course in New York.


  • C-616 Cervical Spine II / Does your patient have difficulty turning their head to the right to check traffic when driving? Join NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman for a brief demonstration. This technique is taught at the C-616 Cervical Spine II course.


  • C-621 Lower Extremity / Join NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman for a brief look at assessing the weight bearing foot during the recent lower quadrant course she taught at Touro College in New York. This technique is taught in the C-621 Lower Extremity course.


  • C-626 Upper Extremity / Is this patient's wrist pain with biking a stability or mobility problem? Join NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman to find out how to differentiate. This technique is taught in the C-626 Upper Extremity course.


  • S-901 Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder / Join Stacy Soappman as she demonstrates an alternative way to perform a supine thoracic manipulation during a recent Manip Like a Girl course in Portland, Maine with fellow teaching faculty Terry Pratt.

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.


World-Class Mentors
Meet Your Instructor


Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists

Stacy Soappman received her physical therapy degree in 2001 and her DScPT degree in 2011 from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. She completed her fellowship training through NAIOMT in 2011. Stacy currently works in outpatient orthopedics in Denver, CO and is also an adjunct professor at Andrews University in the Physical Therapy Department. Stacy currently teaches NAIOMT classes in Denver, New York, Orlando and Seattle. In addition to NAIOMT core courses Stacy has developed and teaches the specialty course Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter not Harder. 

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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. 

Mobilization for bilateral stenosis. Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course.

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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.




NAIOMT Teaching Faculty Valerie Coolman demonstrating a manual therapy technique during a Cervical Spine I course.