Talar Swing Test Video

Earlier this week, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen discussed a real-life case scenario of an athlete that experienced an inversion ankle injury in the post Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care. In it, he referred to the the Talar Swing Test as being beneficial to addressing her subsequent presentations in the year that followed the injury. Take a look at… Continue reading Talar Swing Test Video

Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care

Don’t you love being a PT? Who else cares that a blocked, silent culprit of a joint can lead to consequential injury up or down the chain of the homosapien? Or that a hypermobile joint is distorting my sympathetic nervous system, making me most vulnerable to injury? Who else has that training? We as PTs… Continue reading Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care

Musculoskeletal Monday: The Shoulder

There has been an increase in rotator cuff surgical procedures performed after surgical consultation in patients presenting with shoulder pain. This has resulted in a 238% increase in the number of rotator cuff repairs in the last decade! Although large tears have been shown to benefit positively from surgery, it is important to note that… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: The Shoulder

Why Does Foam Rolling Work?

Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of utilizing massage tools to work on tight muscles and stiffness. Almost always, you can enter a gym and see people rolling out their IT bands or calfs with a foam roller. But why? When really needed, it hurts…bad. Usually though, when all is… Continue reading Why Does Foam Rolling Work?

Assessment and Treatment of The Talocrural Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a thorough assessment and treatment of the talocrural joint complex. For more manual therapy expertise on this region, join us for Lower Extremity in Kansas City, MO October 21-22, or browse our full calendar of courses offered at sites across the country.

Interview with Erl Pettman PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT

Originally posted on manual therapy:
Welcome to our second interview!  This time, we speak with Erl Pettman.  Erl is a former senior lecturer and chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).  He is also a co-founder of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), for which he still serves as…