Why Does Foam Rolling Work?

Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of utilizing massage tools to work on tight muscles and stiffness. Almost always, you can enter a gym and see people rolling out their IT bands or calfs with a foam roller. But why? When really needed, it hurts…bad. Usually though, when all is… Continue reading Why Does Foam Rolling Work?

Assessment and Treatment of The Talocrural Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a thorough assessment and treatment of the talocrural joint complex. For more manual therapy expertise on this region, join us for Lower Extremity in Kansas City, MO October 21-22, or browse our full calendar of courses offered at sites across the country.

Interview with Erl Pettman PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT

Originally posted on manual therapy:
Welcome to our second interview!  This time, we speak with Erl Pettman.  Erl is a former senior lecturer and chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).  He is also a co-founder of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), for which he still serves as…

Manipulation for Osteoarthritis of the Base of Thumb

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Michael Lucido demonstrates manipulation for osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb. For more manual therapy expertise with Michael, join him for Upper Extremity September 15-16 in Dallas, or browse other upcoming courses in the region and across the country.

Great Expectations (Of Patients)

What do you do when a patient comes in and is disappointed that they are not better? When they are unhappy with the progress and are still in pain? When they seem to be losing faith in you and your treatment? This is something I’ve experience recently, and it got me thinking about the importance… Continue reading Great Expectations (Of Patients)

Clinical Presentation of Traumatic Arthritis in the Lumbopelvic Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s faculty instructor Steve Allen addresses clinical presentation of traumatic arthritis in the lumbopelvic spine. Leave a comment with any questions and for more in-depth, hands-on manual therapy guidance, browse these upcoming lumbopelvic spine courses: Denver, CO Lumbopelvic Spine II – Denver, CO – April 23-24 Portland, OR Lumbopelvic Spine… Continue reading Clinical Presentation of Traumatic Arthritis in the Lumbopelvic Spine