Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a prone torsion test, as part of the Level I Scanning Examination for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your skills to the next level with our faculty of experienced clinicians, please join us in person for an… Continue reading Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

Slump Exam for the Lumbar Spine

In the video below NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates the slump exam as part of the NAIOMT neurological exam for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have any questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of… Continue reading Slump Exam for the Lumbar 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

Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates ipsolateral and contralateral locking from below for the lumbar spine. To gain deeper understanding of the lumbopelvic spine and how that knowledge can help you in the clinic, join us for: Slippery Rock, PA – October 7-8 – Lumbopelvic Spine Portland, ME – Oct 14-15… Continue reading Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

Abstract of the Week: Turning a Negative Into a Positive

Abstract of The Week: Negative Neurodynamic Tests Do Not Exclude Neural Dysfunction in Patients With Entrapment Neuropathies by Larissa T. Baselgia, MSca, David L. Bennett, PhDb, Robert M. Silbiger, MScc, and Annina B. Schmid, PhDb. We chose this abstract to highlight this week because ULTT are commonplace in clinical practice. As with all tests, sound clinical reasoning is imperative… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Turning a Negative Into a Positive

A Default Approach to SI Region Dysfunctions (Video)

In the Manual Therapy video below, distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT reflects on her clinical experience as it applies to treatment for the SI joint. For an exciting opportunity to learn from Ann in person at one of her upcoming manual therapy courses, see our upcoming courses or browse the list below!… Continue reading A Default Approach to SI Region Dysfunctions (Video)

If I Ran The World…or at Least the PT World

If I ran the world, outpatient physical therapy clinics would only be open from 8:30-2:30pm. Employers would be flexible enough to allow their employees to flex their time to have physical therapy during the day. And all commuting would be done on magical rainbow unicorns – OK, maybe that last one is stretching things a… Continue reading If I Ran The World…or at Least the PT World