Why North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy? Why NASHVILLE? Why NOW?

Why pursue training and mentorship with The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)? Here are three reasons:

1. Clinical Reasoning

NAIOMT is known for its clinical reasoning. Manual therapy has come to be known to some only as a term used for a group of techniques/ mobilizations/ manipulations. This should not be true. It should include clinical reasoning at its foundation. THE MOST important aspect of treatment is the context for WHEN to use WHAT technique. Otherwise, we are just a technician using cookie-cutter techniques. Do you know what pathology and what structure is the source of the problem? Do you know the regional influences on that structure? Do you know what activities to tell your patient to do or not to do?


2. Eclecticism

NAIOMT has had to be eclectic because it has always had more than one person at the top of the teaching organization. This is good, because again, it becomes more important to be able to reason through your theory and techniques so that you can support why you are doing what you are doing. In NAIOMT, you are not going to learn one person’s pet techniques. You are not going to memorize what someone else thinks. You are going to learn how to learn and how to think.

3. Life-long connection to life-long learners

NAIOMT draws therapists that want to know as much as they can. They want basic science and they want real clinical skills. They pursue this because they are passionate about OMPT and it shows. So, you end up with a fully-engaged group of OMPTs that share an avid area of interest and love to share this with each other.



Nashville is an exciting city. It has so much going on, and not just country music, and not just music. It is a major destination and it is centrally located in the country. It is also ready for high quality OMPT. We need to be able to give this to our community and to our region. The west coast has had access to quality OMPT for some years, but now it is Nashville’s turn. Let’s show everyone what OMPT can be.

Why October 2015? Why NOW?

No matter what your background, this is the perfect time to start your series in Nashville.

If you are in a busy orthopedic setting, you need this training. NAIOMT can help you become efficient at differential diagnosis for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and isolating the main issues in a biomechanical examination.

IF you are in a specialty practice, you need this training. NAIOMT can help you be the best at what you do. Often, NAIOMT practitioners are known in their region for the high quality care they provide.

EVEN IF you are not in an orthopedic setting right now but want to be, you need this training to be prepare for your future.

Be one of the first in the region to go through this series with other highly motivated individuals. Enjoy clinical reasoning. Embrace the eclectic. And become connected to other life-long learners.

Register for Level I Cervical Spine in Nashville here.

Rebecca Lowe, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

The North American Instititute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy is committed to providing valuable, life-long mentorships to help shape you into the PT you’re meant to be. Contact us to discuss opportunities for you.

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