NAIOMT instructor Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT has worked extensively in acute and chronic spinal pain and orthopedics, and in the video below, demonstrates examining for cervical artery dysfunction. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to gain skills that’ll help your patients and set you apart, join us for… Continue reading Examining for Cervical Artery Dysfunction
Category: Manual Physical Therapy
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. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of our upcoming… Continue reading Gapping Mobilization in a Neurally Loaded Position
Manipulation of Abducted Ulna
Winter weather in Colorado means, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, in additional to all the normal running and biking people do. It also means snow with slippery parking lots and sidewalks. All of these things can create a nightmare situation for your upper extremities, should you fall and catch yourself on an outstretched… Continue reading Manipulation of Abducted Ulna
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
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?
Functional Training: Build a Better Athlete
Ido Portal once said that athletes reverse engineer when they are training. What does this mean? Is it good or bad? If you are working on a power athlete for example, you use strength or power work with resistance or weight to improve overall bulk and strength of the muscles and systems.… Continue reading Functional Training: Build a Better Athlete