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?

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?

Key Things to Consider When Screening Pregnant Patients

In the video below, pelvic health expert Jessica McKinney, PT, MS shares important medical screening elements for physical therapists working with pregnant patients. For more insights and guidance on treating women through pregnancy and postpartum recovery, join Jessica and the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health’s Elizabeth Noble Award recipient, Susan Clinton, for Manual Therapy and Pregnancy in Berrien… Continue reading Key Things to Consider When Screening Pregnant Patients

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

Abstract of the Week: A Comparison of Hamstring Stretching Programs

This week  the abstract we’re taking a look at is: A comparison of two stretching programs for hamstring muscles: A randomized controlled assessor-blinded study. Demoulin C1,2, Wolfs S1,2, Chevalier M1, Granado C1, Grosdent S1,2, Depas Y1, Roussel N3,4, Hage R1, Vanderthommen M1,2. In this study the authors looked at two different ways to stretch the hamstring… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: A Comparison of Hamstring Stretching Programs

Radioulnar Joint Pronation Manipulation

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Angela Gordon demonstrates an effective RU joint pronation manipulation technique. Get more expert guidance from Angela at Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete in Falls Church, VA September 9-10 or Boston September 23-24, or browse other valuable continuing education opportunities across the country here.

Live Review of the Lumbar Scan Online

NAIOMT’s in New York City this weekend teaching a Lumbopelvic Spine II-Hip con ed course. To kick things off, Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT will be doing a brief review of the lumbar scan, and we invite you to watch that portion of the course live online tomorrow Sunday December 6 at 8:30 am EST.  Tune in to NAIOMT’s Periscope channel here.