Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

Balance has been one of my favorite areas to study and teach. I remember first learning how balance is integrated through multiple systems and I was amazed that, as humans, we could stand upright without falling over. The statement that “gait is a series of controlled falls” was used by many professors, and I could… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates ipsolateral and contralateral locking from below for the lumbar spine. To gain deeper understanding of the lumbopelvic spine and how that knowledge can help you in the clinic, join us for: Slippery Rock, PA – October 7-8 – Lumbopelvic Spine Portland, ME – Oct 14-15… Continue reading Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

Gapping Mobilization in a Neurally Loaded Position

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates gapping mobilization in a neurally loaded position for the lumbar spine. For more guidance, join Chris for Lumbopelvic Spine or browse other manual therapy courses in your area.

Reflections from IFOMPT 2016

  The International Federation of Manual Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) held its quadrennial meeting in Glasgow, Scotland July 4th to 6th. For those of you who have not experienced an international conference, I highly recommend it. This conference is an exciting time to advance ideas, learn skills and gain insight on how physiotherapy (physical therapy) is… Continue reading Reflections from IFOMPT 2016

Sharp Purser Test: RA Version vs Erl Pettman Version

In the manual therapy video below, Distinguished NAIOMT Faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke discusses two versions of the Sharp Purser Test, one for rheumatoid arthritis and one developed by NAIOMT Faculty Erl Pettman. Get more expert manual therapy guidance from seasoned clinicians in one of these upcoming courses offered in all regions of the country.

Manual Therapy Video: Lumbopelvic Reeducation Strategies

In the manual therapy continuing education video below, North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy faculty Bryant Miller reveals Lumbopelvic reeducation strategies. Get more expert tips, techniques and guidance in one of our upcoming courses including Lumbopelvic Spine, Thoracic Spine and Cervical Spine offered throughout the country.

Is PT An “Alternative Treatment?” to Pain Meds?

Yesterday NPR aired a piece titled “To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments.” In it they spoke with a woman who, when at 59 she began to experience pain in various parts of her body she was prescribed “Vicodin and muscle relaxants” by a physician. Because the pain continued, she tried to manage… Continue reading Is PT An “Alternative Treatment?” to Pain Meds?