Why Does Foam Rolling Work?

Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of utilizing massage tools to work on tight muscles and stiffness. Almost always, you can enter a gym and see people rolling out their IT bands or calfs with a foam roller. But why? When really needed, it hurts…bad. Usually though, when all is… Continue reading Why Does Foam Rolling Work?

Manipulation for Osteoarthritis of the Base of Thumb

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Michael Lucido demonstrates manipulation for osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb. For more manual therapy expertise with Michael, join him for Upper Extremity September 15-16 in Dallas, or browse other upcoming courses in the region and across the country.

Great Expectations (Of Patients)

What do you do when a patient comes in and is disappointed that they are not better? When they are unhappy with the progress and are still in pain? When they seem to be losing faith in you and your treatment? This is something I’ve experience recently, and it got me thinking about the importance… Continue reading Great Expectations (Of Patients)

Clinical Presentation of Traumatic Arthritis in the Lumbopelvic Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s faculty instructor Steve Allen addresses clinical presentation of traumatic arthritis in the lumbopelvic spine. Leave a comment with any questions and for more in-depth, hands-on manual therapy guidance, browse these upcoming lumbopelvic spine courses: Denver, CO Lumbopelvic Spine II – Denver, CO – April 23-24 Portland, OR Lumbopelvic Spine… Continue reading Clinical Presentation of Traumatic Arthritis in the Lumbopelvic Spine

Treatment of the Injured Runner: Lifting with Gracovetski

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member and teacher of our Injured Runner Specialty Course Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT shares a tip for working with patients who encounter running injuries. Let us know if you have any questions, and for more expertise from Steve, join him for these west coast manual therapy courses: Upper Extremity –… Continue reading Treatment of the Injured Runner: Lifting with Gracovetski

Reasoning Through the Loss of Full Arm Elevation (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses clinical reasoning through the loss of full arm elevation. Get more manual therapy expertise from Bill at one of these upcoming courses: Advanced Clinical Reasoning – Baltimore, MD – April 8-9 Thoracic Spine – Seattle-Tukwila, WA – April 22-23 Cervical Spine I… Continue reading Reasoning Through the Loss of Full Arm Elevation (Video)