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

Talar Swing Test Video

Earlier this week, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen discussed a real-life case scenario of an athlete that experienced an inversion ankle injury in the post Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care. In it, he referred to the the Talar Swing Test as being beneficial to addressing her subsequent presentations in the year that followed the injury. Take a look at… Continue reading Talar Swing Test Video

Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex

The elbow complex consists of three joints, forming a bridge between the shoulder and the hand, and it’s an exciting and challenging region to treat. Anatomy Doesn’t Lie If you have a patient presenting with posteriorlateral elbow pain, a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis, and a history of trauma you may want to consider the lateral… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex

Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care

Don’t you love being a PT? Who else cares that a blocked, silent culprit of a joint can lead to consequential injury up or down the chain of the homosapien? Or that a hypermobile joint is distorting my sympathetic nervous system, making me most vulnerable to injury? Who else has that training? We as PTs… Continue reading Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care

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.