Compression Overload Test for the Lumbopelvic Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Bill Temes demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine. Let us know if you have questions and if you want to take your clinical reasoning skills to the next level, join us for one of these courses: Orlando, FL – Dec 3-4 – Lumbopelvic… Continue reading Compression Overload Test for the Lumbopelvic Spine

Modified Schober Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’ faculty member Terry Pratt demonstrates an alternative way to measure lumbar ROM. The Modified Schober test is typically used to assess for Ankylosing Spondylitis, but you can use this method to simply measure lumbar excursion in flexion. Validity for this test is moderate and it has excellent reliability.… Continue reading Modified Schober Test

Leg Length Discrepancy or Neuromuscular Imbalance? Here’s one Way to Tell

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to determine if a patient has a leg length discrepancy or neuromuscular imbalance following a hip replacement. For more manual therapy guidance and to sharpen your clinical skills in this area, join us for one of these upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine courses.… Continue reading Leg Length Discrepancy or Neuromuscular Imbalance? Here’s one Way to Tell

Segmental Stabilization Technique for the Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT shows us techniques for stabilizing the lumbar spine segmentally. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and lumbopelvic spine manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for: Seattle, WA – September 23-24 –… Continue reading Segmental Stabilization Technique for the Lumbar Spine

Musculoskeletal Monday: Clinical Instability

Today I’m heading to NYC to teach the Lumbar II module of our certification series. As always, I review content and today I was drawn to the review of the treatment based classification (TBC) system as summarized by Dr. Julie Fritz in the latest edition of Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. It is well established that… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: Clinical Instability

Musculoskeletal Monday: The Lumbar Disc

Anatomy Doesn’t Lie One of my favorite books is Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine by Nikolai Bogduk. It is currently in its 5th edition and is the most detailed and functional explanation of lumbar anatomy. The entire second chapter is dedicated to the interbody joints and the intervertebral disc, and although the… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: The Lumbar Disc