• Date & Time

    March 12-13, 2022 Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration begins at 7:30 am. Course starts at 8:00 am) Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Location

    Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy - Falls Church, VA

  • Registration: $599

    2nd & 3rd Yr PT Students: $349.00. Repeat Participant: $349.00

C-626 Upper Extremity

Course Overview

This course utilizes case-based instruction to illustrate shoulder girdle, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, and their advanced neurophysiological movement assessment. Coursework will focus on reason-based development of individualized examinations aimed at patient/client classification into: management of an initial diagnosis, progression to a specific neurophysiological movement examination, symptom/intervention/rule-based classification groupings, or referral to another health-care provider. Procedural interventions will include education, manual therapy techniques (including manipulation), and individualized neuromuscular rehabilitation prescription, with the goal of restoring normal function and preventing disability.

Registration Options

  • Course Details

    This course is 2 days on-site and 7 hours online. Participants will receive an e-link to online coursework 2 weeks prior to the course and to the onsite course materials 1 week prior to the course. Please watch for these links in your email inbox.

  • 21 CEUs

    This course awards 21 CEUs in eligible states. See www.naiomt.com/ceus for details.

  • Refund Policy

    Refunds up to 30 days before event.



Angela Gordon

Angela has more than 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, Ohio 2002, and her Doctorate of Science from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan 2012. Dr. Gordon earned her orthopedic manual therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2012 and is a certified athletic trainer. In 2012 Dr. Gordon received her dry needling specialist certification and in 2014 became Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association. In April 2013 Dr. Gordon became a published author for an article in the IJSPT: Relationships between core strength, hip external rotator muscle strength, and star excursion balance test performance in female lacrosse players. Dr. Gordon’s published a book chapter “Physical Therapy considerations Following Regenerative Medicine Interventions” in September 2017 in the textbook Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine. In February 2018, Dr. Gordon earned her fellowship from NAIOMT. Dr. Gordon has served as the lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals Baseball in 2005 and from 2010-2015. She works extensively with numerous professional and semi professional athletes from Major League Baseball, PGA, Canadian Football League, and European basketball players. She also works closely with many high school and collegiate overhead throwers and female athletes. Dr. Gordon is guest faculty with NAIOMT, teaching a specialty course for rehabilitation of overhead athletes and she has been invited to speak at several annual sports medicine conferences across the country. Dr. Gordon is the owner and creator of F.A.S.T.™ (Female Athlete Sports Training program) and is the director and coordinator for Bishop Ireton high school injury prevention programs. In 2016 Dr. Gordon co-founded a physical therapy private practice geared towards orthopedics, sports medicine and injury prevention. Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy and Sports Performance is a highly specialized physical therapy practice dedicated helping athletes and patients restore optimal function.

Course Partners

Some of NAIOMT's Partners Across the US

Elon University
Touro College
Lebanon Valley College
Baylor Scott & White Institute for rehabilitation
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy
Centura Health
New Heights Physical Therapy
The Physical Therapy Effect
Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy and Sports Performance

Course Organizer

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.