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Treat the Whole Person

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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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Watch NAIOMT's Erl Pettman demonstrate a supine thoracic manipulation.

 

Upcoming Courses

NAIOMT teaching faculty Laura von Wullerstorff will be teaching the course C-715A Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration Part A at Lebanon Valley College on March 6-7, 2021. 

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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 core courses.

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  • C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I / Testing for Neurological Weakness: It is so easy to miss neurological weakness! Learn some tips on how to catch a neurological palsy in the clinic. After all, the patients are counting on us! Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the course C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I.

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  • C-516 Cervical Spine I / Watch a lab demonstration with Terry Pratt showing modifications to the Halpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV. The majority of patients have sensitivity in cervical spine extension and rotation. This technique is taught in the C-516 Cervical Spine course.

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  • C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II / Mobilization for Bilateral Stenosis: Mobilization for bilateral stenosis or hyperlordotic lumbar spine unable to flex. Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course.

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  • C-613 Thoracic Spine / How to do a manubrial test for the thoracic spine. Review and refine your manubrial test for the thoracic spine with NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt.

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  • C-616 Cervical Spine II / Is spinal accessory nerve a source of chronic upper trapezius pain / tightness? Watch Liz Henry demonstrate diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. These techniques are taught in the C-616 Cervical Spine II course.

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  • C-621 Lower Extremity / Subtalar Ligaments: There are many ligaments in the ankle. If you are only checking the ones in the talocrural joint, you may be missing what your patient needs to get back to functioning. Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the C-621 Lower Extremity course.

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  • C-626 Upper Extremity / How do you check for shoulder abduction? Watch Terry Pratt demonstrate a shoulder abduction assessment and the clinical reasoning associated with it. 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 Instructor

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Laura Iverson-von Wullerstorff, PT, MS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists

Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington Seattle in 1998. She then earned her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2000 from Eastern Washington University. She is currently completing her DSc from Andrews University. She was recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2005 and certified as a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT) by NAIOMT in December 2005. She was accepted as CFI for NAIOMT in 2006 and received her FAAOMPT in December of 2007. She served as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Washington Seattle DPT department from 2007-2009. She was also Adjunct Faculty for St. Francis University as a co-instructor in Italy in 2008.

Learn more about Laura von Wullerstorff

Listen to Steve Allen's conversation with Laura in the podcast “You Think You Know: Conversations That Inspire”:

 

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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.