Free Webinar Series

Join Us For Continued Growth and Advancement in Theory and Skills

Join us for an opportunity to share and discuss current topics in musculoskeletal manual therapy with NAIOMT’s new webinar series entitled: Contemporary Topics in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. 

This series is designed to provide participants advanced learning and mentorship from NAIOMT faculty and master clinicians. Each month the webinars will explore and look to showcase areas of interest, relevant concepts, and professional development in orthopedic manual physical therapy. For continued growth and advancement in theory and skills, join us in these free 60 minute monthly online sessions. 

Upcoming Webinars

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Surgical Options for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears and Rehab Implications
Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • Presenters: Amy Temes Clifton, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT/David Bear, MD
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

"Surgical Options for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears and Rehab Implications" is a hand, elbow and shoulder orthopedic surgeon and works closely with the PTs in his community (Eugene, OR). He will be sharing information about surgical techniques for patients with irreparable rotator cuffs and then he and Amy Temes Clifton, PT, DPT (NAIOMT faculty) will discuss rehab implications for these procedures.

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • Understanding what makes a patient’s rotator cuff surgically irreparable.
  • Appreciate the different surgical techniques for patients with irreparable rotator cuffs.
  • Understand the rehab implications for these procedures.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Amy Clifton Temes/David Bear's video introduction.



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Specialized Youth Athletes: Promoting Excellence or Dealing with the devil?
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Presenter: Michael House, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • Societal Conundrums.
  • Common Conditions.
  • Discussion on the best way to tackle this topic.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Michael House's video introduction.



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Primary Care in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Presenter: Cassie Young, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • What's our role as orthopaedic PTs in identifying health concerns in patients.
  • Providing high value referrals in a segmented healthcare model.
  • Highlight screening patient's management of health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, anxiety/depression, etc. and how these conditions directly impact the orthopaedic patients we treat.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Cassie Young's video introduction.



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NAIOMT Residency vs. Fellowship: What is the difference and how can these programs elevate your career
Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Presenters: Erica Shaw, PT, MPT, COMT, FAAOMPT/Austin Sheldon, PT, DPT, DSc, Cert. DN, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT/Cassie Young, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • What is a residency and what is a fellowship?
  • What is required of the orthopaedic and sports residencies?
  • What is required of the NAIOMT OMPT Fellowship? 

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch their's video introduction.



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From Anatomy to Action: Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears and Rehabilitation
Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Presenter: Jace Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • The normal and abnormal anatomy of the rotator cuff.
  • The "Suspension Bridge Theory" and its implications for shoulder function, especially in the context of rotator cuff tears. 
  • The factors influencing prognosis, such as age, tear size, and associated muscle tears. 

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Jace Brown's video introduction.



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Dancers, Gymnasts and Yogis: Management of the Hyper-mobile Athlete
Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Presenter: Liz Henry, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, CCTT
  • When: Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • A review of the relevant literature.
  • Strategies for treatment and injury prevention in this population.
  • What the chronic spinal pain patient can learn from the hyper-mobile athlete.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Liz Henry's video introduction.



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Hormonal Influences on MSK Pain
Thursday, July 18, 2024
  • Presenter: Amber Bartz, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, July 18, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • Reviewing key hormones and how they change through the lifespan.
  • How changes in hormones can impact symptoms and healing.
  • Modifications you can make based on a patients hormone status.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Amber Bartz's video introduction.



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Pain Phenotypes and Manual Therapy
Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • Presenter: Gary Kearns, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • What pain phenotypes are and why they matter in clinical practice.
  • How to identify the dominant pain phenotype(s) present in our patients.
  • How the dominant pain phenotype(s) influence how and when to choose various forms of manual therapy as part of a person-centered, multi-modal management program.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Gary Kearns's video introduction.



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When Neck Pain is the First Symptom of a Migraine Headache
Thursday, September 19, 2024
  • Presenter: Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, September 19, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • The history and clinical findings of neck pain associated with migraine headache.
  • The differences in neck pain responses when triptan is given either before or after migraine headache.
  • The physical therapist role in managing neck pain associated with migraine headache.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch Michael Lucido's video introduction.



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Metabolic Health and Chronic Pain: Nutrition and lifestyle in relation to recovery and chronic pain
Thursday, October 17, 2024
  • Presenter: Oron Fiskel, PT, DPT, CFMT, OCS, COMT, CERT-DN, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, October 17, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • General patients' lifestyle and nutritional screening.
  • Practical information and tips for patients to improve their metabolic health and reduce tissue sensitivity.
  • Review of basic blood work indicating metabolic status and inflammation.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For details on what will be covered in the webinar, watch AOron Fiskel's video introduction.



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Going beyond the HI test
Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Presenter: Patrick Cook, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • When: Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar

The participant in the Webinar will be informed and able to discuss the following:

  • Identifying when an HI test is needed.
  • Where to go after performing the HI test?
  • So you found a positive test for load transfer impairment - where do you go next.
  • Utilization of core slings to assist with efficient treatment.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Screening for Scoliosis in Adolescents and Adults for the Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Thursday, December 19, 2024
  • Presenter: Kat Burns, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CBBA
  • When: Thursday, December 19, 2024
  • Time: 5:30PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this webinar