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

Course times:
Saturday - 8:00am - 5:00pm (registration begins at 7:45am) Lab: 1:00pm - 5:00pm 
Sunday - 8:00am - 2:00pm Lab: 10:00am - 2:00pm 
**A model to practice techniques on is required for the lab times.  

COMT-1: "Virtual" Lumbar Spine 

  • Date: March 23-24, 2024
  • Instructor:  Terry Pratt

COMT-2: "Virtual" Cervical Spine

  • Date: May 4-5, 2024
  • Instructor:   Terry Pratt

COMT-3: "Virtual" Thoracic Spine

  • Date: July 13-14, 2024
  • Instructor:  Bill Temes

COMT-4: "Virtual" Upper Extremity

  • Date:  September 7-8, 2024
  • Instructor: Terry Pratt

COMT-5: "Virtual" Lower Extremity

  • Date: November 2-3, 2024
  • Instructor:  Michael Lucido

C-630 Oral Practical Exam

  • Date: March 15-16, 2025

Asynchronous Specialty Online Courses

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

O-956 - Clinical Reasoning in the Presence of Vertigo

O-957 - Reasoning in the Presence of Cardiopulmonary Conditions

O-960 - Sleep Management for Physical Therapists

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

O-956 - Clinical Reasoning in the Presence of Vertigo

The purpose of this course is to discuss the assist the manual therapist in differential diagnosis of common vestibular conditions to assist in proper patient management. It will focus on an understanding of anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system in preparation of performing an oculomotor exam. Using the oculomotor exam finding to differentiate between central and peripheral conditions and deciding when to refer to a medical provider for further testing. Clinicians will be exposed to common peripheral vestibular conditions and the most commonly used treatment choices based on current best evidence.

  • Date:  Ongoing
  • Location:  16 hours online
  • Instructor:  Nick Smith, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT

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O-957 Reasoning in the Presence of Cardiopulmonary Conditions

This course focuses on cardio-pulmonary conditions and their influence on OMPT.  Participants will be exposed to online learning experiences that will develop their skill and abilities in dealing with patients with cardio-pulmonary conditions – their definitions, causes and management. In particular, participants will develop skills in recognizing patients presenting with cardio-pulmonary conditions, the parameters of presentation, and understanding its effects on the individual physical therapy patient/client evaluation, diagnosis, management and prognosis. Participants will be expected to recognize when a cardio-pulmonary condition is a red flag or needs referral to physicians and specialists and to be able to make management decisions that are in the best interest of the patient/client.

  • Date:  Ongoing
  • Location: 16 hours online
  • Instructor:  Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

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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

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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

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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.