Positional Release Technique of the quadratus lumborum

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido demonstrates a positional release technique of the quadratus lumborum (QL) that is taught in our Lumbopelvic Spine I and II courses (which can be taken in any order). For more guidance with Michael, join him for Lumbopelvic Spine II February 15-16 in Dallas, TX or… Continue reading Positional Release Technique of the quadratus lumborum

H and I Testing

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates H and I testing of the lumbar spine. Apologies for the vertical view! 🙂 And for more manual therapy guidance, join us for one of these upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine II courses (I and II can be taken in any order): Dallas, Texas – Feb 16-17… Continue reading H and I Testing

Compression Overload Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine. For more lumbopelvic spine guidance, and to take your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills to the next level in 2018, join us for: Portland, OR – Jan 13-14 – Lumbopelvic Spine New York, NY… Continue reading Compression Overload Test

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 demonstrates techniques for stabilizing the lumbar spine segmentally. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level this fall, join us for an upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine course (levels I and… 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

Combined PIVM of The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman addresses combined PIVM of the lumbar spine. For more manual therapy expertise, join us for one of our upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine courses that can be taken in any order: New York, NY – January 28 – Lumbopelvic Spine I Salt Lake City, UT – February 17-18… Continue reading Combined PIVM of The Lumbar Spine