This Is What Sparked My Dry Needling Passion

My lovely wife. I blame her for sparking my passion for dry needling. A little background on her will help. She’s a pediatric physical therapist, smart as a whip, and very skeptical of my manual techniques.  As I was completing my fellowship I was feeling pretty confident in my skills when she came to me… Continue reading This Is What Sparked My Dry Needling Passion

The 20 “Rules” of Manual Therapy

By: Brett Windsor, PT   OK, so these aren’t really rules, but a compilation of thoughts I’ve put together over the years. They seem to be true most of the time, regardless of the type of patient. The body will always find a way to get where it wants to go and it doesn’t worry… Continue reading The 20 “Rules” of Manual Therapy

Compression Overload Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine. For more lumbopelvic spine guidance, and to take your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills to the next level in 2018, join us for: Portland, OR – Jan 13-14 – Lumbopelvic Spine New York, NY… Continue reading Compression Overload Test

New Year, New Skills

As we highlighted last week in 5 Things PTs Should Be Be Proud of This Year, we all should be closing out 2017 feeling pretty good about the direction of our profession, and the passion and dedication that’s being injected into it by seasoned and fresh PTs alike. That said, this is no time to sit… Continue reading New Year, New Skills

Upper Cervical Ligaments Review

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman shares a brief review of the upper cervical ligaments. Let us know if you have any questions and if you want to take your skills to the next level in the clinic this fall, here are a few level I and II Cervical Spine courses coming… Continue reading Upper Cervical Ligaments Review

Unilateral C7 T1 Extension Manip of the CSpine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen demonstrates detailed technique for doing a unilateral C7-T1 extension manipulation of the cervical spine. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills to the next level, join us for these upcoming cervical spine courses, which can… Continue reading Unilateral C7 T1 Extension Manip of the CSpine

Musculoskeletal Monday: From Technicians to MSK Specialists

Well, it is time again for MSK Monday, and I have the pleasure of writing this blog from the “espressohotel” in Milan. I am teaching a Lumbar Spine I class for a group of physiotherapists in northern Italy, and teaching in Rome the next weekend. I appreciate the Italian hospitality and their eagerness to learn.… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: From Technicians to MSK Specialists