IFOMPT 2016 Review: Lorimer Moseley – Expanding Our Understanding of Pain Biology and Patient

Today I want to return to IFOMPT 2016 in Glasgow where keynote speaker Dr. Lorimer Moseley both enlightened and entertained a captive audience. If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing him speak, I embedded a great video clip below where he addresses his perspective on how the body interprets pain. I also recommend this “pelvic tilt” video. So let’s… Continue reading IFOMPT 2016 Review: Lorimer Moseley – Expanding Our Understanding of Pain Biology and Patient

Abstract of The Week: How Should We Teach Lumbar Manipulation?

Before we jump into this particular Abstract of The Week, we just had to share this: It’s one hundred percent true. While our mission with every North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy course or program is to ensure physical therapists have the evidence-based education they need to make good decisions in the clinic, we also feel it’s vital to understand that each and every case… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: How Should We Teach Lumbar Manipulation?

Manual Therapy Video: Cervico-Thoracic Mobilization With Movement

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Michael Lucido demonstrates how to have a patient assist with mobilization of the cervico-thoracic spine through movement. Join Michael in Dallas, Texas for upcoming Thoracic Spine August 27-28, Lumbopelvic Spine I September 23-24 and Cervical Spine I November 4- 5. And for more manual therapy continuing education and mentorship opportunities across… Continue reading Manual Therapy Video: Cervico-Thoracic Mobilization With Movement

Yoga and OMPT or … When the Students Become the Teachers

One main goal in physical therapy is to help keep people moving for the purpose of health and being able to participate in a full life. One way that people are able to accomplish this goal is through yoga. It incorporates movement and strengthen and balance. A growing number of people are passionate about yoga,… Continue reading Yoga and OMPT or … When the Students Become the Teachers

PT Profile: Keaton Ray

This week, let’s give a warm welcome to Keaton Ray PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS–someone who’s early in her career, yet blazing an inspiring trail, and is eager to continue learning, growing, contributing and leading our profession in the years ahead. She’s an outpatient orthopedic PT in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Duke in 2014. While studying, she was class president and served… Continue reading PT Profile: Keaton Ray

Reflections from IFOMPT 2016

  The International Federation of Manual Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) held its quadrennial meeting in Glasgow, Scotland July 4th to 6th. For those of you who have not experienced an international conference, I highly recommend it. This conference is an exciting time to advance ideas, learn skills and gain insight on how physiotherapy (physical therapy) is… Continue reading Reflections from IFOMPT 2016

PTs and The Power of Listening

Physical therapy is a beautiful profession of profound abilities to make change in people’s lives. I am getting more enjoyment in my profession by listening to the story more deeply. Earlier in my career, I would always try to speed patient through their story to get to what I felt was important. Time constraints are… Continue reading PTs and The Power of Listening