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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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Subtalar joint: Watch NAIOMT faculty instructor Steve Allen demonstrate a manual therapy examination and assessment of glide in eversion and abduction.

The Next Course

Join NAIOMT teaching faculty Steve Allen at Pinnacle Performance in Salt Lake City for the C-621 Lower Extremity course on May 15-16, 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 regard 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.
  • We realize that many, if not most, clinicians have received one or both shots of a COVID vaccine. However, until the CDC updates their guidance to allow for vaccinated participants to not wear masks, NAIOMT has decided to keep the mask mandate in place.

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Join NAIOMT's Courses in Salt Lake City, UT

Follow links for course details and to register. Courses can be taken in any order.

Certification and Exams

  • Every step toward becoming a master clinician matters. You spend valuable time and money gaining new skills in manual therapy courses. NAIOMT's tests and exams are designed to boost your investment and give you the solid foundation and confidence to move on to the next level. Get details and register here.

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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Steve Allen demonstrate the three steps of stability testing on the individual collateral ligaments of the ankle. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's 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.

NAIOMT's Full Course Schedule

  • 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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Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Steve Allen is the founder of Evergreen Physical Therapy in Spokane and retired shareholder and clinic director at Therapeutic Associates, Inc. in Liberty Lake, Washington. Steve received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1986 and is a 1996 graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. 

Learn more about Steve Allen

Get Expert Insights

Get manual therapy technique videos, practical clinical insights from NAIOMT faculty and news on upcoming courses in your area. 

Subtalar Joint: Manual therapy examination and assessment of glide in eversion and abduction - Watch Steve Allen's demonstration.

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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 Steve Allen demonstrating a manual therapy technique during a Cervical Spine I course.