Patient Have Pain Turning Head to the Left? Here’s One Way to Assess and Treat

Do you regularly see patients experiencing pain with left rotation? In the video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses one way to assess and treat. For more manual therapy guidance, join us for Cervical Spine in Orlando, FL September 10-11, or browse our full schedule of courses coming up in your area.

Musculoskeletal Monday

Welcome to Musculoskeletal Monday (a.k.a. MSK Monday). This is the first of many weekly posts intended to motivate and inspire fellow PTs. I am as excited about therapy now as I was when I first graduated in 1997 and would like to share that excitement on Mondays to start the week out right. In this… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday

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)

How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)

Most physical therapists I have met over the years have similar reasons for entering the field and practice: The willingness to help others. But somewhere along the line, that passion can get lost. We get caught up in other entities of the job and lose sight of what we entered the practice for. There are productivity… Continue reading How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)

Reasoning Through the Loss of Full Arm Elevation (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses clinical reasoning through the loss of full arm elevation. Get more manual therapy expertise from Bill at Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration in NYC August 26-27!

Good Clinical Reasoning or Good Hands: Which is Better?

Some people think that manipulation is one of the hardest skills to obtain in physical therapy education. I would like to challenge that and say that clinical reasoning is one of the hardest skills to achieve. When I teach, I often use the example of my eight-year-old. Believe it or not, I have taught him… Continue reading Good Clinical Reasoning or Good Hands: Which is Better?

3 Stress Tests of The Lumbar Scan

One week from today on Thursday, January 26 at 9:15pm EST, NAIOMT instructor Stacy Soappman will be hosting a free Facebook Live broadcast: 3 Stress Tests of The Lumbar Scan. The 10- to 15-minute online session will be hosted from our NAIOMT Facebook page and will address: – compression overload – PA pressure – torsion test Stacy will discuss what constitutes… Continue reading 3 Stress Tests of The Lumbar Scan