Gapping Mobilization in a Neurally Loaded Position

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates gapping mobilization in a neurally loaded position for the lumbar spine. For more guidance browse our upcoming manual therapy courses happening across the country, including Lumbopelvic Spine in Boston, Denver, Seattle, NYC, Kansas City and Annville, PA.

Manual Therapy Video: Treatment of the Hip Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member and examiner, Kent Keyser demonstrates a thorough assessment of the hip joint complex. For more fun, engaging, and clinically relevant manual therapy guidance, see what courses are coming up in your region.

A Default Approach to SI Region Dysfunctions (Video)

In the Manual Therapy video below, distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT reflects on her clinical experience as it applies to treatment for the SI joint. For an exciting opportunity to learn from Ann in person at one of her upcoming manual therapy courses, see our upcoming courses or browse the list below!… Continue reading A Default Approach to SI Region Dysfunctions (Video)

Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Case Study

Several years ago I was doing some research on manual therapy and skin dysfunction. In my literature searches I came across a couple of articles written by Shannon Campbell (now Trotter), an osteopathic physician with a specialty in dermatology. As I read one of her articles, one of the conditions described was Burning Mouth Syndrome… Continue reading Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Case Study

Abstract of The Week: Upper cervical instability associated with rheumatoid arthritis

This week, we recommend taking a look at the following abstract: Upper cervical instability associated with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report. Here’s why we think it matters:   Put simply, it really highlights the importance of good clinical reasoning. The patient in this case was not even referred to PT for “neck pain,” she was referred… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: Upper cervical instability associated with rheumatoid arthritis

MVA Neck Pain: Is the facet joint the ‘driver’ of my patient’s symptoms?

Everyday, physical therapists are striving to be better at clinical decision making. But in patients with chronic neck pain, it can be challenging for therapists to select the right treatment at the correct time for optimum outcomes for the patient. Motor vehicle accident whiplash-associated disorders or chronic neck pain from other ‘traumas’ can be evaluated… Continue reading MVA Neck Pain: Is the facet joint the ‘driver’ of my patient’s symptoms?

Calling National Student Conclave Attendees (And Those Who WANT to go!)

Who’s ready for National Student Conclave this fall? There are always so many amazing things happening at the NSC, and this year’s shaping up to be no different. We love this event because it’s all about getting involved. Not only does the student leadership get elected, but it’s also a great place to learn about… Continue reading Calling National Student Conclave Attendees (And Those Who WANT to go!)