Abstract of The Week: The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine: a randomized controlled trial

Admittedly, we didn’t have to search too hard to find this particular Abstract of the Week, as its authors include NAIOMT faculty. Thus, it goes without saying that we find this an important topic to research, read about and discuss. The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine: a randomized controlled trial by Steve Karas,… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine: a randomized controlled trial

Abstract of the Week: The effects of a standardized belly dance program on perceived pain, disability, and function in women with chronic low back pain.

Alright, this week’s abstract isn’t your average study. And while I know that an “N” of one does not hold a lot of statistical power, I still think this one warrants a quick read. Why? Let me tell you. For one, how could you resist reading an article discussing the influence of belly dancing on decreasing chronic… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: The effects of a standardized belly dance program on perceived pain, disability, and function in women with chronic low back pain.

Abstract of The Week: The influence of weather on the risk of pain exacerbation in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Living here in Colorado I hear a lot of predictions regarding the weather based upon how a person’s joints feel on any particular day.  Patients will come in and tell me that it is going to rain/snow because their joints are “acting up.” Do you have a similar experience with your patients? If so, how… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: The influence of weather on the risk of pain exacerbation in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Cervical Tests Blocking and Mob (Video)

The NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Program is a self-directed, part-time, eclectic program to enhance a PT’s safe, efficient and effective advanced clinical reasoning and management of complex musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. And our strength is the clinical expertise of our faculty. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Kent Keyser works with Fellow-in-Training, Hannah Shallice on the cervical… Continue reading Cervical Tests Blocking and Mob (Video)

Side-lying Lumbar Spine Rotational Mobilization for the Older Patient

In the manual video below, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky demonstrates how to perform a gentle lumbar spine mobilization technique in the older patient. As you know, there are many different variables that determine when and how to perform various techniques, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at all. For more manual therapy education and… Continue reading Side-lying Lumbar Spine Rotational Mobilization for the Older Patient

Post-MVA CT Junction Video

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Bill Temes addresses a post-MVA CT Junction patient. Let us know if you have any questions at all, and for more manual therapy learning opportunities near you including Manip Like a Girl, Dry Needling Upper Quadrant and Lumbopelvic Spine, browse our upcoming course calendar.

Increasing Movement in the Lumbar Spine of Older Patients

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty Member Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates her technique for increasing movement in the lumbar spine in older patient populations. Let us know if you have any questions at all and for more hands-on, in-depth learning browse our upcoming courses including Cervical Spine, Lower Extremity, Manip… Continue reading Increasing Movement in the Lumbar Spine of Older Patients