Stretching the Levator Scapula (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS shows us how to effectively stretch pec minor. Let us know if you have any questions and get more expertise from Angela at one of these upcoming specialty courses: Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete – Falls Church, VA – September 9-10 Advanced… Continue reading Stretching the Levator Scapula (Video)

Scapular Stabilization for the Overhead Athlete Video

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS addresses a progression for scapular stabilization for overhead athletes. For more expertise in this area, check out Angela’s upcoming course Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete May 14 – May 15, 2016 in Falls Church Virginia or July 16-17 in Colorado… Continue reading Scapular Stabilization for the Overhead Athlete Video

Video: Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete

In the video below, hear from NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS on some of the specific areas she’ll be addressing in her upcoming specialty course  Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete. If you have any interest in treating professional athletes, this one’s for you! Browse a complete list of NAIOMT’s manual therapy… Continue reading Video: Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete

What Has Been Your Most Memorable Patient?

As 2015 winds down and we embark on another year of guiding PTs toward being the best caregivers they can be, we invite you to reflect on some of the experiences that have shaped your approach in one way or another. Here’s one from NAIOMT clinical fellowship instructor, Rajesh Khemraj, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT. ~ I love how every patient experience is truly unique. The… Continue reading What Has Been Your Most Memorable Patient?

Radioulnar Joint Pronation Manipulation

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Angela Gordon demonstrates an effective RU joint pronation manipulation technique. Get more expert guidance from Angela at Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete in Falls Church, VA September 9-10 or Boston September 23-24, or browse other valuable continuing education opportunities across the country here.

The Dangers of Year-Round Training in Youth Baseball

Many parents support their kids in playing a sport year-round with little to no down time. No down time means an increased risk of injury. Parents are worried about their child “falling behind” and losing participation opportunities – but they may want to think about whether or not this punishing schedule is destroying their child’s… Continue reading The Dangers of Year-Round Training in Youth Baseball

Treating The Throwing Athlete

Baseball and softball players (and other overhead throwing athletes) are unique and require special characteristics to allow them the mobility and stability to perform their sport. And there are considerable anatomical and biomechanical kinetic chain concepts that a physical therapist must understand to treat them appropriately. That’s why we developed our new overhead thrower’s course, Advanced Concepts for the… Continue reading Treating The Throwing Athlete