Join the COMT "Virtual" Series

  • Online Convenience - You can complete all courses including NAIOMT COMT certification in just one year from the comfort of your home or your clinic.
  • Expert Mentorship - Courses are instructed by experienced NAIOMT faculty who are readily available to cohort participants in between courses.
  • Support - Attending each course with the same group throughout the year fosters beneficial camaraderie and support as you go through the program.
  • Career Satisfaction - Experience your career in a whole new, satisfying way as you gain the skills it takes to treat more complex patient problems.
  • Continuing Education: NAIOMT is an approved provider through the TPTA. Each course in the COMT Virtual Series is worth 21 CEUs.

Program Schedule

All Courses are 100% Virtual via Zoom

COMT-1: "Virtual" Lumbar Spine 

  • Date: March 25-26, 2023
  • Instructor: Terry Pratt, PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

COMT-2: "Virtual" Cervical Spine

  • Date: May 20-21, 2023.
  • Instructor: Terry Pratt, PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

COMT-3: "Virtual" Thoracic Spine

  • Date: July 15-16, 2023.
  • Instructor: Steve Allen, PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

COMT-4: "Virtual" Upper Extremity

  • Date:  September 9-10, 2023.
  • Instructor: Angela Gordon, PT, DsC, MPT, FAAOMPT, ATC, OCS, FMS

COMT-5: "Virtual" Lower Extremity

  • Date: November 11-12, 2023.
  • Instructor: Liz Henry, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CCTT

C-630 Oral Practical Exam

  • Date: March 23-24, 2024

Asynchronous Specialty Online Courses

Thank you for your patience while we update our online offerings.

In addition to the core courses, NAIOMT offers asynchronous specialty online courses that can be taken at any time at your own pace. 

See the list of online specialty courses here .

O-960 - Sleep Management for Physical Therapists

Insufficient sleep and poor quality sleep are now considered a population health crisis in the United States. Further, poor sleep has the ability to affect physical therapy outcomes. Many musculoskeletal issues can in turn lead to poor sleep.

  • Date: Ongoing
  • Location: 7 hours online
  • Instructor: Liz Henry, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CCTT

Follow the link below for course details and to register:

O-963 The Hip-Spine Connection: Unraveling the Mystery Part I

Do you ever find it complex and frustrating to effectively treat patients with lumbopelvic pain? NAIOMT teaching faculty, Michael Lucido, guides you through common stumbling blocks in the online course "The Hip-Spine Connection: Unraveling the Mystery," and demonstrates how the hip can be the culprit of low back pain.

  • Date: Ongoing
  • Location: 8 hours online
  • Instructor: Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Follow the link below for course details and to register:

Evaluation and Treatment of Hip-Spine Syndrome - Get a Glimpse from NAIOMT on Vimeo.

"I enjoyed it! I liked the treatment ideas and the break down of the conditions for hip-spine syndrome - makes it easier to determine which way to go based on the presentation."

Michelle Arrigoni, PT, DPT - Baylor Scott & White Rehab - Dallas,TX



What Our Students Say

If you are a novice practitioner committed to the orthopedic manual physical therapy, NAIOMT will give you an excellent foundation to help you master the patient with complex neuromuscular conditions. 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.

For the experienced practitioner, NAIOMT will complement your current clinical skills while challenging you to grow in areas of clinical reasoning and deepen your appreciation for doing the basics well. Mastery enables you to handle even the most complicated regional interdependent conditions.

Mette Coleman, PT, CMPT, DSc student, Fellow in training OMPT

Course Organizer


The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy

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.