Migraine headaches (MH) affect approximately 15% of the global population and are believed to be due to environmental and genetic factors. Neurologist and Family Practice physicians use a mnemonic device known as POUND to differentiate migraine headaches from other forms of primary headaches: P – Is the headache pulsatile in quality? O – Is the… Continue reading Two Recommendations a PT Can Make to Effectively Lessen a Patient’s Migraine Headache
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a thorough assessment and treatment of the talocrural joint complex. If you’re seeing patients for lower extremity pain in the clinic, come with questions to one of our upcoming courses and take your skills to the next level: Baltimore, MD, March 10 – 11 – Lower… Continue reading Assessment and Treatment of The Talocrural Joint
In a recent New York Times article, “Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided,” the author notes and interviews several Olympic athletes that can tell they are “off” and out of “balance”–and they notice this more during regular activities of daily life than in their event. The article goes on to highlight these asymmetries are most commonly seen… Continue reading Asymmetry of the Human Body: Does it Really Matter?
In the video below NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates the slump exam as part of the NAIOMT neurological exam for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have any questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of… Continue reading Slump Exam for the Lumbar Spine
In the world of chronic illness and pain, we discover significant difficulties in treating the ailments, due to such complex entities. Sometimes the symptoms can be so complex, the practitioner has difficulty determining key points in the diagnosis. It is unclear what is the cause and what are the residual effects. Sometimes, we can be… Continue reading Success with Chronic Pain is Education of What Normal Actually Feels Like.
In the video below, NAIOMT Faculty Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT demonstrates advanced mobility testing of the atlantoaxial joint. Hone your cervical spine manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills with us at one of our upcoming level I and II courses that can be taken in any order (2nd and 3rd year PT students receive… Continue reading Upper Cervical Mobility Testing AA Joint
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates gapping mobilization in a neurally loaded position for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of our upcoming… Continue reading Gapping Mobilization in a Neurally Loaded Position