3 Special Skill Areas That Can Help PTs in The Clinic

By now you may have heard about or taken one of our multi-level manual therapy courses on the cervical spine, thoracic spine,  lumbopelvic spine, or upper and lower quadrant. But as faculty who are practicing clinicians seeing recurring issues in clinics across the country, once in a while we make the decision to develop specialty… Continue reading 3 Special Skill Areas That Can Help PTs in The Clinic

Musculoskeletal Monday: Mix Tape

Today’s post is dedicated the mix tape. For those of you who remember, the mix tape was the perfect combination of songs to convey to someone how you felt teenager, 1980s). They were difficult to make, imperfect, but in the end, satisfying. Therapy can be like a mix tape.  Each day we bring our best… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: Mix Tape

What To Do When a Patient’s Legs Are Almost As Big as You

Have difficulty treating patients when their legs are almost as big as you? NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman shares some tips in the video below. For more guidance from Stacy, join her in person at one of these clinical reasoning- and manual therapy skill-building courses: October 29-30: Lower Extremity (Touro College NYC) November 12-13: Lumbopelvic Spine I… Continue reading What To Do When a Patient’s Legs Are Almost As Big as You

Post MVA Cervical Case (Video)

In the NAIOMT manual therapy video below, faculty member Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses an example case of cervical issues post MVA. Let us know if you have any questions at all, and for more in depth experience into cervical spine manual therapy, join us for an upcoming course! Salt Lake City, UT –… Continue reading Post MVA Cervical Case (Video)

Thoracic Spine Manipulation (When Your Arms Are Too Short!)

Are your arms too short for your patient’s size? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates a modification to the traditional thoracic manipulation–just one of the many things taught in her Manip Like a Girl course, (open to both males and females.) 🙂 Get more guidance from Stacy in person at these other upcoming… Continue reading Thoracic Spine Manipulation (When Your Arms Are Too Short!)

Musculoskeletal Monday: Inflammation IS Healing… Literally

This week I wanted to review the only way the body knows how to heal: inflammation. It gets a bad rap, usually juxtaposed with the words chronic and pain to label an injury, or remarks/comments for a conversation. Inflammation is seldom used in a positive context. So let’s give inflammation a pep talk and vouch… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: Inflammation IS Healing… Literally

Side-lying Lumbar Spine Rotational Mobilization for the Older Patient

In the manual video below, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky demonstrates how to perform a gentle lumbar spine mobilization technique in the older patient. As you know, there are many different variables that determine when and how to perform various techniques, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at all. And if you’re up for taking… Continue reading Side-lying Lumbar Spine Rotational Mobilization for the Older Patient