Biomechanical Assessment of The Sacroiliac Joint

The manual therapy video below is a recent moment in one of our courses. In it, NAIOMT teaching faculty member, Michael Lucido, performs a biomechanical assessment of the sacroiliac joint. We realize every physical therapist is at a different point in their professional skill set, so please let us know if you have any questions… Continue reading Biomechanical Assessment of The Sacroiliac Joint

Treating Upper Lumbar Spine Segments

In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman discusses a patient presenting with pain and/or restriction when turning to the right–movement such as reaching to the back seat of the car–and who also has a history of a sensitive segment. She demonstrates one way to treat the upper lumbar spine segments with a “sensitive” segment… Continue reading Treating Upper Lumbar Spine Segments

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