Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates ipsolateral and contralateral locking from below for the lumbar spine. To gain deeper understanding of the lumbopelvic spine and how that knowledge can help you in the clinic, join us for: Slippery Rock, PA – October 7-8 – Lumbopelvic Spine Portland, ME – Oct 14-15… Continue reading Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

It’s A Good Week To Be In Your 40s

Being a part of the medical team for the Olympic Trials has its perks. Some pretty cool SWAG, great camaraderie with other like minded professionals, and maybe even a few post-shift libations.   The only hard part, really, was squeezing my 6’3″ frame into a dorm room twin bed after a long day. But just about the time I… Continue reading It’s A Good Week To Be In Your 40s

When PTs Get Together…

What happens when you put together people with a common passion, nature, food/drink and people who have a heart to give back to others? This year’s SE NAIOMT Regional Meeting in the heart of Tennessee. When I started taking NAIOMT courses, all I thought I was getting was the best instruction in clinical reasoning and… Continue reading When PTs Get Together…

Inside The Yoga Spine

The spine is a powerful and central part of our skeleton. As we know it, the spine consists of bony components that provide a solid, protective mechanism for important neurological structures that both travel within the spine and exit out of it segmentally. The spine also provides mobility due to the discs allowing flexibility between… Continue reading Inside The Yoga Spine

Cliff Fowler: Clinician, Teacher, Researcher, Innovator

I was able to spend some time with NAIOMT Co-founder Cliff Fowler, PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT recently at the NAIOMT SI Joint Symposium in Seattle. Cliff has been an OMPT for a long time, and is supposedly retired from work. But, I don’t believe that you ever retire from your passion, and I am so glad… Continue reading Cliff Fowler: Clinician, Teacher, Researcher, Innovator

Spinal Manipulations for Larger Patient (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT provides some strategies for performing spinal manipulations on patients larger than yourself. These tips are also great for protecting your body when working long days in the clinic. For more manual therapy expertise with Stacy, join her for Cervical Spine II September 24-25 in Denver, CO.

What’s Your Favorite Question For Patients?

What’s your favorite question to ask of patients? Here’s the scenario…your patient presents with a diagnosis of low back pain and you can only ask them one question…what would it be? If your goal is to come up with a preliminary hypothesis, what question could you ask that would garner the most information? So what… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Question For Patients?