Abstract of the Week: A Comparison of Hamstring Stretching Programs

This week  the abstract we’re taking a look at is: A comparison of two stretching programs for hamstring muscles: A randomized controlled assessor-blinded study. Demoulin C1,2, Wolfs S1,2, Chevalier M1, Granado C1, Grosdent S1,2, Depas Y1, Roussel N3,4, Hage R1, Vanderthommen M1,2. In this study the authors looked at two different ways to stretch the hamstring… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: A Comparison of Hamstring Stretching Programs

Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon demonstrates a Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment.  Learn much more from Angela in Advanced Concepts for The Overhead Athlete in Falls Church, VA September 9-10 or in Boston September 23-24,!

PT Profile: Michael Lehr

We are very excited to introduce you to and give a warm welcome to Michael E. Lehr PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS, who will be joining the NAIOMT guest faculty to teach two new specialty courses coming up focused on Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Neuromuscular Exercise Prescription. (Stay tuned for more info on those and browse upcoming manual therapy learning… Continue reading PT Profile: Michael Lehr

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

Four Measures to Prevent Little League Elbow

Elbow injuries are typically seen in baseball and tennis players because of repetitive throwing or swinging motions. The problem arises in these athletes from the inflammation and deterioration of ligaments and tendons because of repetitive stress and or kinetic chain weak links. This can ultimately lead to pain, tenderness, stress fractures, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)… Continue reading Four Measures to Prevent Little League Elbow

6 Factors to Consider for Early Season Injuries in Overhead Athletes

As the spring seasons are upon us, we are starting to see a few athletes make their way in to the clinic for various aches and pains and even some more serious injuries. We talk a lot about off-season rest times and injury prevention programs for the overhead athlete, so why do these injuries occur so… Continue reading 6 Factors to Consider for Early Season Injuries in Overhead Athletes

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