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…

Treatment of the Injured Runner: Lifting with Gracovetski

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member and teacher of our Injured Runner Specialty Course Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT shares a tip for working with patients who encounter running injuries. Let us know if you have any questions, and for more expertise from Steve, join him for these west coast manual therapy courses: Upper Extremity –… Continue reading Treatment of the Injured Runner: Lifting with Gracovetski

How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)

Most physical therapists I have met over the years have similar reasons for entering the field and practice: The willingness to help others. But somewhere along the line, that passion can get lost. We get caught up in other entities of the job and lose sight of what we entered the practice for. There are productivity… Continue reading How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)

Reasoning Through the Loss of Full Arm Elevation (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses clinical reasoning through the loss of full arm elevation. Get more manual therapy expertise from Bill at one of these upcoming courses: Advanced Clinical Reasoning – Baltimore, MD – April 8-9 Thoracic Spine – Seattle-Tukwila, WA – April 22-23 Cervical Spine I… Continue reading Reasoning Through the Loss of Full Arm Elevation (Video)