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!)

Neurodynamic Testing of the Upper Extremity in the Scanning Examination

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 pm EST, NAIOMT Instructor Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT will be broadcasting live from his Cervical Spine course in New York City, demonstrating Neurodynamic Testing of the Upper Extremity in the Scanning Examination, and addressing the median nerve, Carpal Tunnel and radiculopathy. The broadcast will be approximately 5-10… Continue reading Neurodynamic Testing of the Upper Extremity in the Scanning Examination

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

Good Enough vs. The Courage to Innovate in Manual Therapy

I have been going through an interesting stage of my career where I have ended up shifting all aspects of my care and treatment for patients.  I have a different approach, not necessarily by choice, but by evolution. At one point in my career, Cliff Fowler, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT taught me a technique that revolutionized my practice.… Continue reading Good Enough vs. The Courage to Innovate in Manual Therapy

Medical Screening Considerations for Pregnant Patients

In the video below, NAIOMT Guest Faculty Jessica McKinney, PT, MS reviews important medical screening elements for physical therapists working with pregnant patients. For more expert guidance, join Jessica and Susan Clinton for Manual Therapy and Pregnancy!

Article of The Week: Pronator Drift

This article in the New England Journal of Medicine is an excellent review of pronator drift and explains how injury to the pyramidal tracks can cause pronator drift. In physical therapy, assessing for cervical artery dysfunction is an important aspect of evaluation, knowing the physiology behind pronator drift is a must! Pronator Drift Philip Darcy, M.B., and… Continue reading Article of The Week: Pronator Drift