The Dangers of Year-Round Training in Youth Baseball

Many parents support their kids in playing a sport year-round with little to no down time. No down time means an increased risk of injury. Parents are worried about their child “falling behind” and losing participation opportunities – but they may want to think about whether or not this punishing schedule is destroying their child’s… Continue reading The Dangers of Year-Round Training in Youth Baseball

Manipulation of Abducted Ulna

Winter weather in Colorado means, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, in additional to all the normal running and biking people do. It also means snow with slippery parking lots and sidewalks. All of these things can create a nightmare situation for your upper extremities, should you fall and catch yourself on an outstretched… Continue reading Manipulation of Abducted Ulna

Compression Overload Test for the Lumbopelvic Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Bill Temes demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine. Let us know if you have questions and if you want to take your clinical reasoning skills to the next level, join us for one of these courses: Orlando, FL – Dec 3-4 – Lumbopelvic… Continue reading Compression Overload Test for the Lumbopelvic Spine

Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

Balance has been one of my favorite areas to study and teach. I remember first learning how balance is integrated through multiple systems and I was amazed that, as humans, we could stand upright without falling over. The statement that “gait is a series of controlled falls” was used by many professors, and I could… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

Atlantoaxial Mobility Non-articular Cervical Dysfunction Assessment

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Ann Porter Hoke demonstrates how to accurately assess mobility in the cervical spine differentiating between actual ROM and ROM restricted by muscle guarding. If you have questions and want to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us in person for… Continue reading Atlantoaxial Mobility Non-articular Cervical Dysfunction Assessment

New Season, New Skills: Advanced Spinal Manipulation

We know. It’s tough to say goodbye to summer-–especially with all that inspiring #Summer of Move action happening across the country. Untangling my mind. OC1 paddling in powerful, playful water at Deception Pass. #SummerOfMOVE #BaseCampAC @LindsayGE @FreeTheYoke pic.twitter.com/MHMpDat9Ii — Dave Bond (@DavidBondDPT) August 21, 2017 Hiking in Glacier National Park! #FreetheYoke #moveitorloseit #summerOFMOVE pic.twitter.com/pgiTQEq7A9 — Hana Bucholz… Continue reading New Season, New Skills: Advanced Spinal Manipulation

Abstract of the Week: Whiplash Injury or Concussion?

This week, we take a look at Whiplash Injury or Concussion? A Possible Biomechanical Explanation for Concussion Symptoms in Some Individuals Following a Rear-End Collision from the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Elkin, et al. 2016 provide their biomechanical explanation for mechanism of injury of a concussion in a rear-end type collision. These authors specifically are looking at… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Whiplash Injury or Concussion?