Assessment and Treatment of The Talocrural Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a thorough assessment and treatment of the talocrural joint complex. For more manual therapy expertise on this region, join us for Lower Extremity in Kansas City, MO October 21-22, or browse our full calendar of courses offered at sites across the country.

Treatment of the Injured Runner: Lifting with Gracovetski

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member and teacher of our Injured Runner Specialty Course Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT shares a tip for working with patients who encounter running injuries. Let us know if you have any questions, and for more expertise from Steve, join him for these west coast manual therapy courses: Upper Extremity –… Continue reading Treatment of the Injured Runner: Lifting with Gracovetski

Abstract of The Week: Effect of Velocity of Joint Mobilization on Corticospinal Excitability in Individuals with History of Ankle Sprain

How does orthopaedic manual physical therapy work? The available evidence strongly suggests that it is by a neurophysiologic affect. (1) The differences of effect between mobilization and manipulation techniques have not been consistent, or clear. The specific neurophysiologic mechanism and where it is occurring is also not well understood. Fisher (2016) The effect of velocity… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: Effect of Velocity of Joint Mobilization on Corticospinal Excitability in Individuals with History of Ankle Sprain

WHAT! No Change in Physical Activity After Joint Replacement?

That hurts, but this was the conclusion of Arnold et al in the latest JOSPT titled “Does Physical Activity Increase After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis?” This study does not support the idea that a “new joint” is going to return the recipient to an “active life.” In pondering this disappointing conclusion, I… Continue reading WHAT! No Change in Physical Activity After Joint Replacement?

Abstract of The Week: Single-leg drop landing movement strategies in participants with chronic ankle instability compared with lateral ankle sprain ‘copers’

Abstract: Single-leg drop landing movement strategies in participants with chronic ankle instability compared with lateral ankle sprain ‘copers’. The authors of this study concluded that individuals with chronic ankle instability have alterations in their hip kinematics during single leg landing activities. This is one of my favorite topics – full lower quadrant integration. Our bodies do… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: Single-leg drop landing movement strategies in participants with chronic ankle instability compared with lateral ankle sprain ‘copers’

Manual Therapy Video: Cuneiform Manipulation

In the manual therapy video below NAIOMT Faculty Member Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT takes us through an effective cuneiform manipulation. For more manual therapy guidance with Steve, join him for his Lower Extremity course in Kansas City, MO October 21-22, or browse other upcoming courses offered throughout the country here.