Examining for Cervical Artery Dysfunction

NAIOMT instructor Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT has worked extensively in acute and chronic spinal pain and orthopedics, and in the video below, demonstrates examining for cervical artery dysfunction. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to gain skills that’ll help your patients and set you apart, join us for… Continue reading Examining for Cervical Artery Dysfunction

PT Braketology: Stop the Madness

It is that time of year again when the “madness” of March descends upon us and the competition for the perfect bracket begins. Sixty-four teams, one championship and two weeks of games, buzzer beaters, upsets and victories. A wide field of hopefuls in a single-elimination bring your best competition where underdogs have the chance to… Continue reading PT Braketology: Stop the Madness

Positional Release Technique of the quadratus lumborum

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido demonstrates a positional release technique of the quadratus lumborum (QL) that is taught in our Lumbopelvic Spine I and II courses (which can be taken in any order). For more guidance with Michael, join him for Lumbopelvic Spine II February 15-16 in Dallas, TX or… Continue reading Positional Release Technique of the quadratus lumborum

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

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

Behold! The New PC-PT

Professions are always in flux. Ten years ago, getting your DPT was all the rage and direct access was a buzz phrase that everyone on the cutting edge was backing! But now that we have become recognized as doctors, now that we are the first stop on some patients’ list of practitioners, are we prepared… Continue reading Behold! The New PC-PT

Restoring Ability To Reach Behind Back

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT works with the shoulder to restore range of motion. For more manual therapy expertise, join Bill in person at Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration in NYC August 26-27!

Article of The Week: Pronator Drift

This article in the New England Journal of Medicine is an excellent review of pronator drift and explains how injury to the pyramidal tracks can cause pronator drift. In physical therapy, assessing for cervical artery dysfunction is an important aspect of evaluation, knowing the physiology behind pronator drift is a must! Pronator Drift Philip Darcy, M.B., and… Continue reading Article of The Week: Pronator Drift

Here’s What The Health Care System Needs Most

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again. But as you know, there’s a big problem in our country. People generally aren’t even aware of the depth of care, effective treatment and prevention that comes along with physical therapy. They’re not reaching PT soon enough, or even at all in many cases. They simply continue to… Continue reading Here’s What The Health Care System Needs Most

Sharp Purser Test: RA Version vs Erl Pettman Version

In the manual therapy video below, Distinguished NAIOMT Faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke discusses two versions of the Sharp Purser Test, one for rheumatoid arthritis and one developed by NAIOMT Faculty Erl Pettman. Get more expert manual therapy guidance from seasoned clinicians in one of these upcoming courses offered in all regions of the country.