"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
Watch 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.
The next course for Dallas is C-511 "Virtual" Lumbopelvic Spine I on January 16-17, 2021.
NAIOMT has made the decision to move all courses online throughout March 2021. Please note, this is not an irrevocable decision; we'll review the situation in mid-January. If things are better then, we'll be more than willing to make changes. However, at this point, it is critical that we provide our students, faculty, and course sites with certainty, and this decision allows us to achieve that in the safest manner possible, while also not compromising our effectiveness in the classroom.
Courses can be taken in any order. Follow links for course details and to register:
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Dr. Lucido is a 1985 graduate from of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas with a bachelor’s of science degree in physical therapy and received his transitional doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still’s University in Mesa, AZ in 2011. Michael has over 35 years of orthopedic/musculoskeletal physical therapy experience with clinical interest and specialization in spinal/quadrant dysfunction. Michael has has a passion for teaching and has instructed over the United States to physical therapist, occupational therapist and primary care physicians. He is a guest lecturer at Texas Woman’s University and is presently employed as senior physical therapist and education coordinator with by Baylor Scott & White Outpatient Services.
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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.