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?

Scanning the Body Using Different Functional Groupings

What do you do when the patient presents with complaints of pain in multiple body regions? Where do you start your exam to determine what the actual pain/dysfunction generators are? I know that when I was starting my physical therapy career, this type of patient would totally overwhelm me, and I wouldn’t know where to… Continue reading Scanning the Body Using Different Functional Groupings

Hip Assessment and Treatment Post MVA

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT FacultyTerry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates an assessment and treatment of the hip post MVA. If you’re looking to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of our upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine I and II courses, which can be… Continue reading Hip Assessment and Treatment Post MVA

Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?

What could be causing a patient’s painful restriction in right extension quadrant? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman explores how to determine whether a patient is experiencing a mobility issue or a stability issue. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’d like to set your clinical reasoning skills apart in… Continue reading Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?

Treating a Common Winter Wrist Injury

Have you seen any ski or snowboard injuries in the clinic yet this winter? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman discusses a common wrist injury she sees during the season and how she approaches treatment in some cases. If you’re looking to set yourself apart, and take you clinical reasoning and manual… Continue reading Treating a Common Winter Wrist Injury