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
Abstract of the Week: Adhesive Capsulitis of the Hip
Abstract: Adhesive Capsulitis of the Hip: A Review & Adhesive Capsulitis of the Hip: A Case Report: An Entity in Question While mobilizing a patient’s hip joint in 2011, I had the thought that the hip felt like adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. I researched it in the literature and found 11 articles describing adhesive capsulitis of the… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Adhesive Capsulitis of the Hip
Pelvic Health Talk
Let’s be honest, in this country, the pelvis isn’t every PT’s favorite region of the body to address, nor is it the public’s favorite area to discuss openly. But it’s sure one that needs more attention. That’s one of the reasons we’ve recently introduced a new manual therapy course introducing the skills PTs need to treat pregnant women, in particular.… Continue reading Pelvic Health Talk
Sports Rehab Expert Interviews NAIOMT’s Angela Gordon
Eclecticism. It’s one of the things we at The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy are truly proud of. We have skilled, experienced, practicing clinicians from a wide range of backgrounds teaching our courses and mentoring PTs in our programs. Ann Porter Hoke, for example, trained with and worked alongside James Cyriax himself, and she’ll be… Continue reading Sports Rehab Expert Interviews NAIOMT’s Angela Gordon
This is One of The Most Overlooked Skills By PTs
Today NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT weighs in on one of the most overlooked skills by PTs. Watch the video or read the transcript below filled with valuable insights about developing skills and experience over time, and the immense value of mentorship for a physical therapist. I think one of the most overlooked skills… Continue reading This is One of The Most Overlooked Skills By PTs
“Flick” Manipulation to The Subtalar Joint
Often after a sprain to the talocrural joint, the subtalar joint can lose the last few degrees of either inversion or eversion. A simple but effective “flick” manipulation can quickly restore motion and reduce painful walking, cutting and turning. This is a technique that NAIOMT faculty Kathy Berglund, PT, DSc, ATC, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT will… Continue reading “Flick” Manipulation to The Subtalar Joint
Shoulder Muscle Energy Technique
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, demonstrates a muscle energy technique for the shoulder. Leave any questions you may have below, and browse the manual therapy continuing education courses coming up in your region!