Why More Manual Therapists Should Treat The Pregnant Client

It’s only natural for physical therapists to gravitate toward their favorite areas and issues to treat in the clinic. They’re usually ones we feel most confident with, aren’t they? But sometimes–oftentimes–going outside of our comfort zones to learn new skills, and gain a new understanding of the human body not only makes us better physical therapists, it’s where we can start reshaping the healthcare… Continue reading Why More Manual Therapists Should Treat The Pregnant Client

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Working Abroad As A PT

Have you ever volunteered as a PT in another country? Do you hope to one day? Today, Morgan Denny of STAND Haiti is back with a guest post addressing a few mistakes for PTs to avoid when treating abroad. But first, take a second to consider backing STAND’s awesome kickstarter campaign to provide orthopedic healthcare in Haiti! Treatment teams have been… Continue reading 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Working Abroad As A PT

Manual Therapy Video: Deep Neck Flexor Progression Part 1

In advance of The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy’s Atlanta, Georgia Cervical Spine II course on September 19 and 20, NAIOMT Faculty Bryant Miller demonstrates a quick clinical assessment of deep neck flexor strength in the video below. Let us know if you have any questions and take a peek at upcoming manual therapy courses in your… Continue reading Manual Therapy Video: Deep Neck Flexor Progression Part 1

Cervical Spine II: A Video Preview

The following video provides a preview of The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy’s Cervical Spine II course with faculty instructor Bryant Miller, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT. Register for Cervical Spine II in Atlanta September 19-20 or see the schedule below to find an upcoming Cervical Spine II course your region of the country. Cervical Spine II… Continue reading Cervical Spine II: A Video Preview

Why North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy? Why NASHVILLE? Why NOW?

Why pursue training and mentorship with The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)? Here are three reasons: 1. Clinical Reasoning NAIOMT is known for its clinical reasoning. Manual therapy has come to be known to some only as a term used for a group of techniques/ mobilizations/ manipulations. This should not be true. It… Continue reading Why North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy? Why NASHVILLE? Why NOW?

This is One of The Most Overlooked Skills By PTs

Today NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT weighs in on one of the most overlooked skills by PTs. Watch the video or read the transcript below filled with valuable insights about developing skills and experience over time, and the immense value of mentorship for a physical therapist. I think one of the most overlooked skills… Continue reading This is One of The Most Overlooked Skills By PTs

Abstract of the Week: Adverse Events Following Trigger Point Dry Needling

Abstract: Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: A prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists. J Man Manip Ther. 2014 Aug;22(3):134-40. doi: 10.1179/2042618613Y.0000000044. Brady S1, McEvoy J2, Dommerholt J3, Doody C1. Adverse events with dry needling, namely visceral puncture or pneumothorax, are analogous to worries of vertebrobasilar insufficiency or dissection with upper cervical manipulation.  These authors performed a prospective study of clinicians using two forms to record mild and significant adverse… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Adverse Events Following Trigger Point Dry Needling

Manual Therapy Video: CT Junction Manipulation – Alternative Technique

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT distinguished faculty member Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT demonstrates an alternative technique for a cervical thoracic manipulation. Any questions? Join us this Friday and Saturday for Lumbopelvic Spine II in Dallas at Texas Women’s University, or browse other upcoming manual therapy course in your region.

What it Means to “Manip Like a Girl”

Every patient’s body we work with is unique. So the same technique and form that works for one, may not for the next. That’s why, as manual therapists, we need to know when and how to adapt our approach. In the video below, NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT elaborates on this, sharing… Continue reading What it Means to “Manip Like a Girl”

PT Profile: Morgan Denny, DPT

Today we’re excited to welcome Morgan Denny DPT to our PT Profile Series. Morgan was born and raised in Omaha, NE and graduated PT School at University of Montana in 2006. She works with the STAND: The Haiti Project and enjoys playing on trails, traveling, and laughing so hard she can’t breathe. Read our interview with her below for some pretty valuable insights from a… Continue reading PT Profile: Morgan Denny, DPT