Abstract of the Week: Whiplash Injury or Concussion?

This week, we take a look at Whiplash Injury or Concussion? A Possible Biomechanical Explanation for Concussion Symptoms in Some Individuals Following a Rear-End Collision from the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Elkin, et al. 2016 provide their biomechanical explanation for mechanism of injury of a concussion in a rear-end type collision. These authors specifically are looking at… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Whiplash Injury or Concussion?

Alternative Thoracic Gapping Video

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT demonstrates an alternative thoracic gapping technique for physical therapists that are small in stature. For more expert guidance, browse our manual therapy courses happening online and on the ground in clinics across the United States.

Seated Thoracic Spine Mobilization (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates how to perform a seated thoracic spine mobilization technique in the older patient. For more manual therapy expertise, browse our full course schedule or join us for one of these upcoming courses: Thoracic Spine – Auburn, NY – April 29-30 Cervical… Continue reading Seated Thoracic Spine Mobilization (Video)

Manual Therapy Video: Treatment of the Hip Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member and examiner, Kent Keyser demonstrates a thorough assessment of the hip joint complex. For more fun, engaging, and clinically relevant manual therapy guidance, see what courses are coming up in your region.

The Ties That Bind Us

Each week, as we lead manual therapy courses across the United States, the passion for PT is palpable. And with all that passion comes important debate. Sometimes we even see  heated discussions being hashed out online between people across the globe, of all experience-levels and abilities. (Been on Twitter, lately?!) But whether you’re a physical therapist here in… Continue reading The Ties That Bind Us

Abstract of the Week: Thoracic Manual Therapy in The Management of Non-specific Shoulder Pain

How many of you start your shoulder examination with a look at the cervical and thoracic spine? In the absence of trauma it makes the most sense to do a cervical and thoracic scan during the initial evaluation. The scapula is part of the shoulder girdle. A lot of the muscles that attach to the… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Thoracic Manual Therapy in The Management of Non-specific Shoulder Pain

Thoracic Spine Influence on the Shoulder

We invite you to join NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt tomorrow, Wednesday February 24, as  he addresses the Thoracic Spine Influence on the Shoulder at the Shoulder SIG and Southern Metro Business Meeting from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Northeastern University, 30 Leon St. Behrakis Health Sciences Center, Boston, MA 02115 (Driving Directions.) For those of you in other regions, we’re very… Continue reading Thoracic Spine Influence on the Shoulder