Modifications to BPPV Treatment

In the Cervical I manual therapy lab demonstration below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses modifications to the Halpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV. The majority of patients have sensitivity in cervical spine extension and rotation. For more manual therapy skill-building opportunities browse upcoming courses,  or join us for one of the below Cervical sessions. Cervical… Continue reading Modifications to BPPV Treatment

Testing ROM in the Cervical Spine Without a Goniometer

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates a great technique for testing ROM in the cervical spine without a goniometer. Let us know if you have questions, and to take manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills to the next level, join us for one of these Cervical Spine courses which… Continue reading Testing ROM in the Cervical Spine Without a Goniometer

Regaining Right Rotation Through the Ipsilateral AA Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses what happens when the AA joint is restricting our right rotation, and one way we can help patients regain it. Let us know if you have any questions, and if you’re looking to strengthen your clinical reasoning and cervical manual therapy skills, join… Continue reading Regaining Right Rotation Through the Ipsilateral AA Joint

Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Since spring-like weather is taking its sweet time in many parts of the country, full-on cycling season has yet to blossom. Not being a huge fan of the lingering cold, myself, I’m among all the fair weather cyclists that have been crowding into spin class, preparing for warmer outdoor riding.  And tends to happens when… Continue reading Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Atlantoaxial Rotary Stability Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke demonstrates an atlantoaxial rotary stability test (weight bearing-seated). For in-depth sessions with some of the field’s most seasoned and eclectic manual therapists and mentors, join us for one of these Cervical Spine I and II courses offered across the country. They can be taken in any… Continue reading Atlantoaxial Rotary Stability Test

Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates an anterior shear test of the lumbar Spine that can be helpful in assessing patients who may be experiencing pain with everyday activities such as carrying children or groceries. Let us know if you have questions, and if you want to gain skills in testing… Continue reading Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

Why Do the Lumbar Slump Test?

PTs may learn and go through the motions of a lumbar slump test. But do we understand why? In the video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses its significance. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to expand your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, join us for one of… Continue reading Why Do the Lumbar Slump Test?