NAIOMT Core Curriculum Courses
NAIOMT 500 Level I: Differential Diagnosis
“Localizing and evaluating the site of the pain” 42 hours.
NAIOMT 600 /610 Level II: Intermediate Upper and Lower Quadrant
“Detailed manual therapy to evaluate the tissue in dysfunction” 84 hours.
NAIOMT 625: Peripheral (Extremity) Joint Manipulation
“Understanding the indications and contra-indications for peripheral manipulative thrust techniques. Detailed manual therapy in articular assessment and thrust techniques. 21 hours.
NAIOMT 700 /710 Level III: Advanced Upper and Lower Quadrant
“Why is the dysfunction present and what are the contributing factors?” 84 hours.
NAIOMT 720 : Clinical Reasoning in Differential Diagnosis
“Advanced clinical reasoning tools for the experienced manual therapist” 14-21 hours
NAIOMT 720: Clinical reasoning in advanced differential diagnosis
“This advanced course will enhance the ability of the physical therapist to efficiently and accurately formulate musculoskeltal diagnoses, utilizing familiar clinical data collection method. The physical therapist will then be able to apply his/her advanced knowledge of anatomy and pathomechanics to the recognition of clustersÕ (patterns) in the clinical setting”. 21 hours.
NAIOMT 740: The thoracic region with manipulation
“This course will focus on the biomechanical examination, diagnosis and manual therapy interventions (including thrust techniques) for the thoracic, costal and sterno-clavicular joints. Currently available literature and evidence will be discussed”. 21 hours.
NAIOMT 800 Level IV: Advanced Spinal Techniques
“Integration of high acceleration, low amplitude thrust techniques to spinal, costal and pelvic joints within a progressive manual therapy treatment program.” *Please note that this course may only be taught in States that have no licensing restrictions on spinal manipulation. 42 – 63 hours.
For a more detailed description of these courses please visit the NAIOMT web site.
Special Interest Courses offered by Erl Pettman
The FUNCTIONAL SHOULDER GIRDLE
“Apart from a detailed description of the differential tissue assessment of the shoulder girdle, emphasis is placed on the role played by the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine in the generation of secondary shoulder girdle dysfunction”. 21 hours
CRANIO-VERTEBRAL JOINTS DYSFUNCTION
“A detailed journey through the biomechanics, pathomechanics, assessment and management of cranio-vertebral joint dysfunction”. 21 hours
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION
“A refreshingly different view of ‘TMJ dysfunction’ that any manual therapist can relate to. Includes an evidence based review of the risk of TMJ problems following an MVA”. 21 hours
An EVIDENCE BASED REVIEW of the BIOPHYSICS, ASSESSMENT and MANAGEMENT of WHIPLASH AFFECTED DISORDERS.
“Unlike many MVA courses the focus of this course includes a mathematical (physics) analysis of the forces involved in MVA, especially rear-end collisions, and a statistical analysis of poor prognostic indicators that will allow the manual therapist to more accurately predict treatment outcomes”. 21 hours
SURFACE ANATOMY and its use in the STUDY of APPLIED BIOMECHANICS for the MANUAL THERAPIST (*Under construction – contact Erl for projected completion date. This course is the pre-cursor for a book and DVD on the same subject).
“This course will utilise the unique palpation skills of the Orthopaedic Manual Therapist to analyse arthrokinetic and osteokinetic motion and rationalise biomechanical and pathomechanical hypotheses in the manual assessment and treatment of neuro-musculo-skeletal dysfunctions”. 21 hours
Course Schedule in the US and Canada
Course Co-ordinator Contacts for course enrolment:
Berrien Springs, MI – Kathy Berglund 800 827 2878 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Boise, ID – Bill Moats 208 489 5015 / email@example.com
Knoxville, TN – Kathy Wallace 865 558 6484 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland, OR – Anna Bond 503 844 8769 / email@example.com
Reston, VA – Larry Grine 703 437 8011 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Barbara, CA – Maury Hayashida / email@example.com
Seattle, WA – Dorothy Klemetson 206 241 8488 #2200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby, NC – Larry Grine 703 437 8011 / email@example.com
Tucson, AZ – Bruce Franke 520 531 0305 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Warren, MI – Dale Waltman 313 640 2200 / email@example.com
Montreal QC, Canada – Diane Racette / firstname.lastname@example.org
High Acceleration Thrust Techniques
Future Course Schedules
Interested parties may schedule through the NAIOMT web site (www.naiomt.com) attn: Joan Taylor, or directly through me at email@example.com