NAIOMT AGM Begins today in Seattle

By Brett WIndsor, The NAIOMT AGM begins today at the Seattle Marriott near the airport. A day of meetings today for the officers, but we have an all day examiners meeting tomorrow to work with our examiners group. Faculty meetings all day Friday and then the NAIOMT “Day of Innovation” on Saturday; a day for… Continue reading NAIOMT AGM Begins today in Seattle

Physical therapy and Hip OA: the Perspective of a Manual Therapist

By: Kathy Berglund, DScPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, OCS, ATC Commentary on: Bennell K, Egerton T, Martin J, et al. “Effect of Physical Therapy on Pain and Function in Patients With Hip Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2014;311(19):1987-1997. The purpose of this article claims to assess the effects of physical therapy on pain and function in patients… Continue reading Physical therapy and Hip OA: the Perspective of a Manual Therapist

When patients defy all we’ve ever known….

By: Brett Windsor, PT This is a story that I often tell in my classes – sometimes you just cannot explain why what we do works or doesn’t work. And it explains to me why all three of Sackett’s evidence pillars MUST be considered with our patients. I was working with a student in California… Continue reading When patients defy all we’ve ever known….

The SI Joint Upslip Part 2

By Brett Windsor, PT So let’s return to our last case. We spoke about the SI Joint up-slip. We’ve ruled out serious problems. And we have at least one, if not two, plausible theories from a clinical perspective about what may actually be happening with the patient. We can’t prove either of them, but it’s… Continue reading The SI Joint Upslip Part 2

The SI Joint Upslip…

By: Brett Windsor, PT Photo by Deborah Morrison. Some rights reserved. http://tinyurl.com/m6tq9br In one post I spoke about a patient with an “SI joint up-slip” that could be manipulated. I got comments in response – inevitably looking for the evidence – what references I had to support my contention. Well, I don’t have any references. I’m… Continue reading The SI Joint Upslip…

Everybody should drink Prosecco…

Simply, everybody should drink Prosecco. As Lilly Bollinger once said: “I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch… Continue reading Everybody should drink Prosecco…