Stress Testing Cervical Ligaments

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman provides a detailed review of stress testing cervical ligaments. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, give connect with Stacy on Twitter, or better yet, let’s address in person at one of our upcoming Cervical Spine courses (which can… Continue reading Stress Testing Cervical Ligaments

Unilateral CT Junction Manipulation with a “Sensitive” Neck

Do you regularly see patients experiencing neck pain? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates a Unilateral CT junction manipulation with consideration to a “sensitive” neck. This is one of the treatment techniques PTs learn in our Cervical Spine I course, so if you’re interested in understanding how and when to apply… Continue reading Unilateral CT Junction Manipulation with a “Sensitive” Neck

Biomechanical Assessment of The Sacroiliac Joint

The manual therapy video below is a recent moment in one of our courses. In it, NAIOMT teaching faculty member, Michael Lucido, performs a biomechanical assessment of the sacroiliac joint. We realize every physical therapist is at a different point in their professional skill set, so please let us know if you have any questions… Continue reading Biomechanical Assessment of The Sacroiliac Joint

Subtalar Joint: Manual Therapy Examination & Assessment of Glide in Eversion & Abduction

We’ll admit. The World Cup has us diving into the lower extremity. With all the fancy footwork–and collisions–happening, we can’t help but see each play through a physical therapist’s lens. So in the spirit of the World Cup, we cover the subtalar joint–examination and assessment of glide in eversion and abduction in the video below.… Continue reading Subtalar Joint: Manual Therapy Examination & Assessment of Glide in Eversion & Abduction

Prone Scapular Setting

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Angela Gordon demonstrates how to re-establish scapular position for proper activation of the scapular muscles, a technique she teaches in her sports medicine-focused course “Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete.” Let us know if you have questions, and browse courses coming up near you to learn more and take… Continue reading Prone Scapular Setting

Side-lying Scapular Activation

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Angela Gordon demonstrates a technique to facilitate activation of the mid trap, rhomboids and lower trap. Manual resistance can be added in any direction to increase the activation of the muscles. Let us know if you have questions, and to learn more and take your manual therapy skills… Continue reading Side-lying Scapular Activation

Treating Upper Lumbar Spine Segments

In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman discusses a patient presenting with pain and/or restriction when turning to the right–movement such as reaching to the back seat of the car–and who also has a history of a sensitive segment. She demonstrates one way to treat the upper lumbar spine segments with a “sensitive” segment… Continue reading Treating Upper Lumbar Spine Segments