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.

Movement Monday: 352 Mile Long Race Across the Arctic

A few weeks ago we shared a video In Sickness and In Movement as a cool reminder of why we do what we do as physical therapists. We followed up with this Ted Talk that emphasizes the power of what we say, alongside what we do. So we’re going to keep things rolling along those lines each week with a “Movement Monday” post where we’ll continue… Continue reading Movement Monday: 352 Mile Long Race Across the Arctic

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

One Goal, Two Different Ways to Get There

There is a skit by comedian Michael McIntyre where he describes the difference between people leaving the house – those with kids and those without kids. Those without kids decide to leave the house and just get up put on their coats and walk out the door. And for those with kids it is about… Continue reading One Goal, Two Different Ways to Get There