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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.

 

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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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“The transitional zone": Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of the thoracolumbar junction. This technique is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-613 Thoracic Spine.

 

The Next Course

The next course in Portland, OR is the C-613 Thoracic Spine on October 24-25, which will be taught by Kent Keyser. 

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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.

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Video Demonstrations
Course Insights

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

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  • C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I / 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 / Do you have patients with forward head posture? Regaining CT junction extension while protecting the surrounding areas is always challenging. Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the C-516 Cervical Spine I course.

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  • C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II / Psoas Triangle: 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 the NAIOMT course C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II.

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  • C-613 Thoracic Spine / Supine Thoracic Spine: Watch NAIOMT's Erl Pettman demonstrate a supine thoracic manipulation.

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  • C-616 Cervical Spine II / Cervicogenic Headache O/A Complex: Watch NAIOMT 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 the NAIOMT course C-616 Cervical Spine II.

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  • C-621 Lower Extremity / Superior Tibiofemoral Manipulation in Quadruped: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Bill Temes' demonstration of how to restore normal superior tibia-fibular motion in an individual with stiffness of the joint in an antero-lateral direction. This technique is taught in the C-621 Lower Extremity course.

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  • C-626 Upper Extremity / Elbow Mobilization: Watch NAIOMT's Steve Allen demonstrate a mobilization of the elbow into extension while describing key arthrokinematics, capsular pattern and vector glides to restore vital, functional motion. This technique is taught in the C-626 Upper Extremity course.

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  • 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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Kent Keyser, MS, PT, OCS, COMT, ATC, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT, CKTP

Kent Keyser received his BS in Physical Therapy from Cal State Northridge/UCLA in 1978, certification in Athletic Training in 1983, and a Masters Degree in Human Anatomy from the University of Oregon in 1987. He became OCS certified in 1995 and received his COMT in 1996. He is a graduate of the NAIOMT Residency Program, receiving his Fellow with the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy in 1998.

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Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT

Ann Porter Hoke received her Diploma in Physiotherapy from St. Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1971, her BScPT from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and a post professional doctorate from Pacific University, Oregon in 2008. She is a Fellow of both the Canadian and American Manual and Manipulation Academies and is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist.

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Jessica Smith-Blockley, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Jessica 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 CFI since 2015, and a Faculty Instructor since 2019.

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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. 

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.

 

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