The Difference Between Residency and Fellowship

What’s the difference between a residency and a fellowship? In short, residencies lead to fellowships. A residency is a focused post-professional education in a broad specialty of expertise, such as orthopedics or neurology. A residency aims not to produce experts, but rather clinicians who are prepared for a board specialty examination and who anticipate spending… Continue reading The Difference Between Residency and Fellowship

Protecting Your Thumb While Performing Manual Therapy Techniques

The carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is essential for our work as manual therapists. In the video below, NAIOMT faculty Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT addresses how we can help protect our thumb while conducting techniques. For a deeper look into the hand and much more, join us for one of our upcoming Upper… Continue reading Protecting Your Thumb While Performing Manual Therapy Techniques

“Flick” Manipulation to The Subtalar Joint

Often after a sprain to the talocrural joint, the subtalar joint can lose the last few degrees of either inversion or eversion. A simple but effective “flick” manipulation can quickly restore motion and reduce painful walking, cutting and turning. This is a technique that NAIOMT faculty Kathy Berglund, PT, DSc, ATC, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT will… Continue reading “Flick” Manipulation to The Subtalar Joint

Manual Therapy Video: Upper Quadrant Dry Needling

In orthopaedic manual physical therapy, the techniques get all the attention. Manipulation, mobilization, muscle energy, neural mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, etc.   You can now add Dry Needling (DN) to this list. Any seasoned clinician will tell you that learning these techniques, with practice, is the easy part.  Being able to implement them effectively is the hard… Continue reading Manual Therapy Video: Upper Quadrant Dry Needling

Shoulder Stacking Video Demonstration

In this manual therapy continuing education video, NAIOMT’s Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates Shoulder Stacking. Get an up-close and personal look at other valuable techniques useful in the clinic at our Shoulder-Elbow-Wrist-Hand course May 30-31 in Portland, OR, and browse Terry’s upcoming courses below! June 2015 C-616 Cervical Spine (Boston, MA) +7 hrs. Online Register June… Continue reading Shoulder Stacking Video Demonstration