Should This Patient Race with an Ankle Sprain?

In the manual therapy videos below, NAIOMT’s Terry Pratt addresses a case of a significant ankle sprain involving ATFL and the inferior tib-fib joint. If you had a case like this would you let your patient run a 10K in the next five days? Watch as Terry assesses before and after the race, and to strengthen… Continue reading Should This Patient Race with an Ankle Sprain?

How to Assess and Treat the Superior Tibiofibular Joint

It’s ski season! But all that slope side fun means we’ll probably start seeing more knee pain in the clinic. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates how we can assess and treat the superior tibiofibular joint. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning… Continue reading How to Assess and Treat the Superior Tibiofibular Joint

What’s Really Causing Plantar Fasciitis? A Patient Case

Does your patient need orthotics or can manual therapy help them? In the video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Stacy Soappman discusses a patient case plantar fasciitis. Let us know if you have questions, and to strengthen your lower extremity clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, join us for one of these upcoming courses: Portland, OR –… Continue reading What’s Really Causing Plantar Fasciitis? A Patient Case

Mobilization of the First MTP Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates a mobilization of the first MTP joint. For more guidance on treating the lower extremity, join us for one of these fall 2017 courses: San Diego, CA – Sept 15-16 – Lower Extremity Seattle, WA – Oct 21-22 – Lower Extremity Kansas City, MO –… Continue reading Mobilization of the First MTP Joint

Talar Swing Test Video

Earlier this week, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen discussed a real-life case scenario of an athlete that experienced an inversion ankle injury in the post Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care. In it, he referred to the the Talar Swing Test as being beneficial to addressing her subsequent presentations in the year that followed the injury. Take a look at… Continue reading Talar Swing Test Video

Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex

The elbow complex consists of three joints, forming a bridge between the shoulder and the hand, and it’s an exciting and challenging region to treat. Anatomy Doesn’t Lie If you have a patient presenting with posteriorlateral elbow pain, a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis, and a history of trauma you may want to consider the lateral… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex

Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care

Don’t you love being a PT? Who else cares that a blocked, silent culprit of a joint can lead to consequential injury up or down the chain of the homosapien? Or that a hypermobile joint is distorting my sympathetic nervous system, making me most vulnerable to injury? Who else has that training? We as PTs… Continue reading Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care