Supine Thoracic Manipulation: Manipulation of the Larger Patient Part 1

It happens. Patients may be larger in stature than their PT. But as we’ve highlighted before, that’s not an issue when it comes to treatment. We adapt. We modify. In the video tutorial below NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates how to conduct supine thoracic manipulation on a patient that is larger in stature than… Continue reading Supine Thoracic Manipulation: Manipulation of the Larger Patient Part 1

Alternative Technique for Small-in-Stature PTs

Have you ever treated a patient that was larger in stature than yourself? NAIOMT’s distinguished faculty member Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT has too. She understands firsthand what types of challenges that can present. But we PTs always find a way. In the video below, Ann demonstrates an alternative technique for a cervical thoracic manipulation. Take a look. Leave… Continue reading Alternative Technique for Small-in-Stature PTs

PT Profile: Ryan Willis, DPT

Are you a seasoned physical therapist or relatively new to the profession? What questions and topics would you like to see us explore in our new PT Profile series? Tell us in the comments below, and nominate yourself or your mentor to be featured. You do not have to be familiar with NAIOMT — we’re simply trying to connect and facilitate… Continue reading PT Profile: Ryan Willis, DPT

Babinksi Test & C-516 Cervical Spine I Course

How do you address cervical spine conditions? Do you have questions about them? Thoughts or stories about treating patients with them? As with most things in physical therapy, there’s always something new to learn. So feel free to leave a comment below and let’s discuss! Today we’re sharing a page from NAIOMT’s C-516 Cervical Spine I course manual,… Continue reading Babinksi Test & C-516 Cervical Spine I Course