The 20 “Rules” of Manual Therapy

By: Brett Windsor, PT   OK, so these aren’t really rules, but a compilation of thoughts I’ve put together over the years. They seem to be true most of the time, regardless of the type of patient. The body will always find a way to get where it wants to go and it doesn’t worry… Continue reading The 20 “Rules” of Manual Therapy

Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

By: Stacy Soappman, PT, OCS, DSc, FAAOMPT It is summer and cycling season is in full swing. I ride with a number of different groups and have recently picked up three patients from those associations that all have a common factor – eccentric weakness/endurance of their gluteus medius and piriformis muscles. Two of the patients… Continue reading Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Spondylolysis as a Condition of Persistent Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

By Michael Lucido, PT The human spine is capable of producing large amounts of torque and power during athletic competition. Young athletes, participating in sports such as gymnastics, swimming, and wrestling are susceptible to stresses that can lead to low back pain. Low back pain in young athletes can be persistent and difficult to resolve… Continue reading Spondylolysis as a Condition of Persistent Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

The paradigm is changing…

By Brett Windsor, PT An excellent and thought provoking article by Shirley Sahrmann in the latest issue of the PT Journal. It was about the future of physical therapy and our attempts to transform into a true profession by adopting a unique body of knowledge based on owning ‘movement’ as a science. I’ve reproduced below… Continue reading The paradigm is changing…

Another way to look at what we do…

By Brett Windsor, PT: I love simplicity; making things as easy as possible, but no easier. Removing unnecessary complexity from something rarely makes anything less valid or workable. A colleague showed me this slide yesterday. I thought it was great. We make things really complicated sometimes, but when we get right down to it…isn’t it… Continue reading Another way to look at what we do…

Tennessee Attorney General rules against Dry Needling in PT Scope of Practice

By Brett Windsor, PT As of June 19, Trigger Point Dry needling is officially ‘not within the scope of PT practice’. This is according to an Attorney General opinion that was released late last week. You can read the opinion by clicking HERE. A sad day to be sure…but now we just have to keep fighting… Continue reading Tennessee Attorney General rules against Dry Needling in PT Scope of Practice

It’s great to be part of a family…

By Brett Windsor, PT There’s a lot of manual therapy institutes out there…I’m glad I’m part of this one – NAIOMT. Certainly I’m grateful for the education NAIOMT has provided me. NAIOMT came along at a time when I was pretty desperate professionally. I was about ready to walk away from a discipline that seemed… Continue reading It’s great to be part of a family…