Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Since spring-like weather is taking its sweet time in many parts of the country, full-on cycling season has yet to blossom. Not being a huge fan of the lingering cold, myself, I’m among all the fair weather cyclists that have been crowding into spin class, preparing for warmer outdoor riding.  And tends to happens when… Continue reading Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Atlantoaxial Rotary Stability Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke demonstrates an atlantoaxial rotary stability test (weight bearing-seated). For in-depth sessions with some of the field’s most seasoned and eclectic manual therapists and mentors, join us for one of these Cervical Spine I and II courses offered across the country. They can be taken in any… Continue reading Atlantoaxial Rotary Stability Test

Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates an anterior shear test of the lumbar Spine that can be helpful in assessing patients who may be experiencing pain with everyday activities such as carrying children or groceries. Let us know if you have questions, and if you want to gain skills in testing… Continue reading Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

Testing and Manip of the Abducted Ulna

Ever experience patients coming into the clinic with elbow pain, perhaps as a result of a fall on an outstretched hand? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman reviews the Abducted Ulna, and demonstrates testing and manipulation that can be performed, when appropriate, to regain the lateral glide. Let us know if you… Continue reading Testing and Manip of the Abducted Ulna

Examining for Cervical Artery Dysfunction

NAIOMT instructor Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT has worked extensively in acute and chronic spinal pain and orthopedics, and in the video below, demonstrates examining for cervical artery dysfunction. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to gain skills that’ll help your patients and set you apart, join us for… Continue reading Examining for Cervical Artery Dysfunction

Manipulation of The First Rib

What do you do when treating a patient who is larger in stature than yourself? In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates first rib manipulation in a larger patient.  Join Stacy for Manip Like a Girl, a one-day specialty course where you’ll learn effective modifications you can make to adapt… Continue reading Manipulation of The First Rib

Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment

In the manual therapy video below, former Washington Nationals baseball team lead physical therapist and NAIOMT faculty member, Angela Gordon, demonstrates a Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment.  For a chance to learn from Angela in person, join us for Advanced Concepts for The Overhead Athlete April 28-29 in Richardson, TX or browse our full NAIOMT schedule for another manual therapy skill-building… Continue reading Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment