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Treat the Whole Person

Become a Master Clinician

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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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Cervicogenic Headache O/A Complex: Watch Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a patient with unilateral neck pain and headaches. Patient is treated with Grade V thrust technique of the O/A complex. This theory and technique is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-616 Cervical Spine II.

 

The Next Course

For more guidance from Michael Lucido in person, meet him over at NAIOMT's Texas site. The next course with Michael in Dallas is C-516 "Hybrid" Cervical Spine I on November 17-30, 2020.

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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 / Watch NAIOMT 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.

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  • C-516 Cervical Spine I / Do you have patients with forward head posture? Regaining CT junction extension while protecting the surrounding areas is always challenging. Watch Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique that is taught in the C-516 Cervical Spine I course.

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  • C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II / Psoas Triangle: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a hypertonic psoas major muscle affecting hip motion. This technique is taught in the NAIOMT course C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II.

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  • C-613 Thoracic Spine / The Transitional Zone: Watch Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of the thoracolumbar junction. This technique is taught in the C-613 Thoracic Spine course.

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  • C-616 Cervical Spine II / Cervicogenic Headache O/A Complex: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a patient with unilateral neck pain and headaches. Patient is treated with Grade V thrust technique of the O/A complex. This theory and technique is taught in the NAIOMT course C-616 Cervical Spine II.

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  • C-621 Lower Extremity / Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido discuss a short case study of an athlete with an ankle "sprain" diagnosis. The case study shows how this patient received an outstanding outcome by incorporating the "quadrant" system into his treatment. This content is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-621 Lower Extremity.

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  • C-626 Upper Extremity / Abducted Ulna: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido discuss the practice and theory of chronic elbow pain. The video demonstrates the theory known as the "abducted ulna", which is taught in the NAIOMT course C-626 Upper Extremity.

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World-Class Mentors
Meet Your Instructor

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Michael Lucido, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists

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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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.