3 Special Skill Areas That Can Help PTs in The Clinic

By now you may have heard about or taken one of our multi-level manual therapy courses on the cervical spine, thoracic spine,  lumbopelvic spine, or upper and lower quadrant. But as faculty who are practicing clinicians seeing recurring issues in clinics across the country, once in a while we make the decision to develop specialty… Continue reading 3 Special Skill Areas That Can Help PTs in The Clinic

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

Cervical Tests Blocking and Mob (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Kent Keyser works with former Fellow-in-Training, Hannah Shallice on the cervical spine. The NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Program is a self-directed, part-time, eclectic program to enhance a PT’s safe, efficient and effective advanced clinical reasoning and management of complex musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. To get a sense of the personal guidance our… Continue reading Cervical Tests Blocking and Mob (Video)

Atlantoaxial Mobility Non-articular Cervical Dysfunction Assessment

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Ann Porter Hoke demonstrates how to accurately assess mobility in the cervical spine differentiating between actual ROM and ROM restricted by muscle guarding. If you have questions and want to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us in person for… Continue reading Atlantoaxial Mobility Non-articular Cervical Dysfunction Assessment

New Season, New Skills: Advanced Spinal Manipulation

We know. It’s tough to say goodbye to summer-–especially with all that inspiring #Summer of Move action happening across the country. Untangling my mind. OC1 paddling in powerful, playful water at Deception Pass. #SummerOfMOVE #BaseCampAC @LindsayGE @FreeTheYoke pic.twitter.com/MHMpDat9Ii — Dave Bond (@DavidBondDPT) August 21, 2017 Hiking in Glacier National Park! #FreetheYoke #moveitorloseit #summerOFMOVE pic.twitter.com/pgiTQEq7A9 — Hana Bucholz… Continue reading New Season, New Skills: Advanced Spinal Manipulation

Musculoskeletal Monday: Cervical Manipulation

The “Dangers” of Cervical Manipulation have been promoted widely over the spectrum of medicine, but what is the reality? Manipulation is as safe as any other intervention if utilized with the appropriate patient, and has been proven through research to be effective. So why should we shy away from it? As with all areas of… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: Cervical Manipulation

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