Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a prone torsion test, as part of the Level I Scanning Examination for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your skills to the next level with our faculty of experienced clinicians, please join us in person for an… Continue reading Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Since spring-like weather is taking its sweet time in many parts of the country, full-on cycling season has yet to blossom. Not being a huge fan of the lingering cold, myself, I’m among all the fair weather cyclists that have been crowding into spin class, preparing for warmer outdoor riding.  And tends to happens when… Continue reading Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates an anterior shear test of the lumbar Spine that can be helpful in assessing patients who may be experiencing pain with everyday activities such as carrying children or groceries. Let us know if you have questions, and if you want to gain skills in testing… Continue reading Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

Why Do the Lumbar Slump Test?

PTs may learn and go through the motions of a lumbar slump test. But do we understand why? In the video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses its significance. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to expand your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, join us for one of… Continue reading Why Do the Lumbar Slump Test?

Hip Assessment and Treatment Post MVA

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT FacultyTerry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates an assessment and treatment of the hip post MVA. If you’re looking to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of our upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine I and II courses, which can be… Continue reading Hip Assessment and Treatment Post MVA

Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?

What could be causing a patient’s painful restriction in right extension quadrant? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman explores how to determine whether a patient is experiencing a mobility issue or a stability issue. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’d like to set your clinical reasoning skills apart in… Continue reading Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?

Asymmetry of the Human Body: Does it Really Matter?

In a recent New York Times article, “Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided,” the author notes and interviews several Olympic athletes that can tell they are “off” and out of “balance”–and they notice this more during regular activities of daily life than in their event. The article goes on to highlight these asymmetries are most commonly seen… Continue reading Asymmetry of the Human Body: Does it Really Matter?