What’s Really Causing Plantar Fasciitis? A Patient Case

Does your patient need orthotics or can manual therapy help them? In the video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Stacy Soappman discusses a patient case plantar fasciitis. Let us know if you have questions, and to strengthen your lower extremity clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, join us for one of these upcoming courses: Portland, OR –… Continue reading What’s Really Causing Plantar Fasciitis? A Patient Case

Radio Humeral Joint Mobilization

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Terry Pratt explains an alternative way to mobilize the elbow for regaining flexion, as part of his Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex post. Let us know if you have questions, and to strengthen your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills, join us for one of these upcoming Upper Extremity… Continue reading Radio Humeral Joint Mobilization

Musculoskeletal Monday: From Technicians to MSK Specialists

Well, it is time again for MSK Monday, and I have the pleasure of writing this blog from the “espressohotel” in Milan. I am teaching a Lumbar Spine I class for a group of physiotherapists in northern Italy, and teaching in Rome the next weekend. I appreciate the Italian hospitality and their eagerness to learn.… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: From Technicians to MSK Specialists

Modified Schober Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’ faculty member Terry Pratt demonstrates an alternative way to measure lumbar ROM. The Modified Schober test is typically used to assess for Ankylosing Spondylitis, but you can use this method to simply measure lumbar excursion in flexion. Validity for this test is moderate and it has excellent reliability.… Continue reading Modified Schober Test

Leg Length Discrepancy or Neuromuscular Imbalance? Here’s one Way to Tell

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to determine if a patient has a leg length discrepancy or neuromuscular imbalance following a hip replacement. For more manual therapy guidance and to sharpen your clinical skills in this area, join us for one of these upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine courses.… Continue reading Leg Length Discrepancy or Neuromuscular Imbalance? Here’s one Way to Tell

Humeral Head Won’t Go Posterior? Here’s One Way to Treat It

Faced with the humeral head not going posterior? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to treat it. Let us know if you have questions and if you’re looking to strengthen your clinical reasoning and upper extremity manual therapy skills, join us for one of these upcoming courses:… Continue reading Humeral Head Won’t Go Posterior? Here’s One Way to Treat It

What Impacts a Patient’s Cervical Range of Motion

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses the impact that posture and respiration can have on cervical range of motion. Let us know if you have questions, and you’re interested in setting yourself apart and strengthening your cervical spine manual therapy skills, join us for one of these upcoming courses: Baltimore,… Continue reading What Impacts a Patient’s Cervical Range of Motion