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?

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. For more in-depth manual therapy experience join us for Cervical Spine in Kansas City, MO March 11-12 with Michael Lucido, or find an upcoming course… Continue reading Atlantoaxial Mobility Non-articular Cervical Dysfunction Assessment

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

MVA Neck Pain: Is the facet joint the ‘driver’ of my patient’s symptoms?

Everyday, physical therapists are striving to be better at clinical decision making. But in patients with chronic neck pain, it can be challenging for therapists to select the right treatment at the correct time for optimum outcomes for the patient. Motor vehicle accident whiplash-associated disorders or chronic neck pain from other ‘traumas’ can be evaluated… Continue reading MVA Neck Pain: Is the facet joint the ‘driver’ of my patient’s symptoms?

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!

The Ties That Bind Us

Each week, as we lead manual therapy courses across the United States, the passion for PT is palpable. And with all that passion comes important debate. Sometimes we even see  heated discussions being hashed out online between people across the globe, of all experience-levels and abilities. (Been on Twitter, lately?!) But whether you’re a physical therapist here in… Continue reading The Ties That Bind Us