"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
Mobilization for Bilateral Stenosis. Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty member Valerie Coolman perform a technique that is taught in the Lumbopelvic Spine courses.
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.
There are currently no courses scheduled for Louisiana, but we are working towards announcing a schedule as soon as possible.
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Valerie Coolman completed her Doctor of Science in PT from Andrews University in 2006, and earned her Certified Manual Manipulative Therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2008 and her Orthopaedic Certified Specialist certification through APTA in 2008. Valerie became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist in 2010. Valerie is a NAIOMT faculty instructor, examiner, Clinical Fellowship Instructor and now serves as the Director of NAIOMT's Fellowship Program. She currently teaches NAIOMT courses in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and New York.
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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.
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.