Yoga and OMPT or … When the Students Become the Teachers

One main goal in physical therapy is to help keep people moving for the purpose of health and being able to participate in a full life. One way that people are able to accomplish this goal is through yoga. It incorporates movement and strengthen and balance. A growing number of people are passionate about yoga,… Continue reading Yoga and OMPT or … When the Students Become the Teachers

Restoring Hope in Chronic Pain

As we prepare for an exciting time connecting with enthusiastic student leaders and seasoned PTs alike at the APTA Next Conference in Nashville this week, we wanted to introduce you to an inspiring manual therapy leader based in Tennessee, NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor, Rebecca Lowe, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT. Last year Rebecca released an important book addressing… Continue reading Restoring Hope in Chronic Pain

Does Size Really Matter?

I have been sitting on a thought for a while as I work on decorating my new office. I have recently earned another certificate to put on the wall. I placed this new one above my very first manual therapy certificate and it made me think about the differences. The new one is the largest… Continue reading Does Size Really Matter?

Quality Face Time (And Our Commitment To You)

In an organization that spans from coast to coast, north to south, it’s simply amazing when we get large groups of us in the same room together to discuss the state of physical therapy and manual therapy. To hash out how best to evolve our approach to meet the needs of PTs today, and ultimately, the patients whose lives… Continue reading Quality Face Time (And Our Commitment To You)

The APTA Section on Women’s Health Got It Right

At CSM this year, the APTA Section on Women’s Health awarded its highest honor, The Elizabeth Noble Award, to NAIOMT faculty member Susan Clinton, PT, DScPT, COMT, OCS, WCS. We want to congratulate Susan on this well-deserved award, and thank her for all she has done for pelvic and women’s health. We are so very proud to have her as part… Continue reading The APTA Section on Women’s Health Got It Right

Abstract of the Week: The value of provocative tests in diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy.

ABSTRACT: This week’s abstract is “The value of provocative tests in diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy.”Ghasemi M1, Golabchi K, Mousavi SA, Asadi B, Rezvani M, Shaygannejad V, Salari M. J Res Med Sci. 2013 Mar;18(Suppl 1):S35-8. BACKGROUND: This study was aimed at assessing the accuracy of provocative tests in diagnosis of acute or chronic Cervical Radiculopathy (CR)… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: The value of provocative tests in diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy.

How Star Wars Is Like Us

Social media is alive with commercials and excitement for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that arrives in theaters today December 18, 2015. What does this have to do with Manual therapy or NAIOMT? “A long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away”(called Portland), I was a ‘young’ 35 year old PT who attended my first… Continue reading How Star Wars Is Like Us