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

What’s YOUR PT Profile?

What kind of physical therapist are you? Are you proud to be a PT? Do you consider PTs the experts in movement? We do.   We want to know who you are and what you believe when it comes to PT issues, from manual therapy to mentorship. So each week we’re highlighting physical therapists across the country, and potentially beyond.  We… Continue reading What’s YOUR PT Profile?

C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine & the Facilitated Segment

Do you encounter lumbar spine conditions in the clinic? We’d love to hear your stories and questions. Leave them in the comments below and feel free to use share this page from NAIOMT’s comprehensive C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine course manual, covering the Facilitated Segment. (Click on the image then click to zoom and read). Want to know more? Join us for professional discourse, one-on-one mentorship, and instruction on Lumbar spine… Continue reading C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine & the Facilitated Segment

How to Perform a Kinetic Test of SI Joint (Stork Test Video)

NAOIMT instructor Stacy Soappman PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates how to perform a kinetic test of the SI joint. For expert perspectives on the true role of the SI joint in lower quarter dysfunction, join us for the 2015 Sacroiliac Joint Symposium! Want more expertise and manual therapy guidance from Stacy? She’s teaching a C-516 Cervical Spine I… Continue reading How to Perform a Kinetic Test of SI Joint (Stork Test Video)

Should PTAs Perform Manual Therapy?

It’s probably not unreasonable to say that the most controversial issue facing manual therapy right now is an internal one–that of whether or not to allow PTAs to perform manual therapy techniques and in particular, manipulation. As you may or may not know, CAPTE has recently begun to bow to significant pressure from the PTA… Continue reading Should PTAs Perform Manual Therapy?

It’s all in the Shoes…

By: Stacy Soappman Our treatment is only as good as the patient education that follows it. How many times have we identified the correct joint, performed a brilliant mobilization/manipulation, did the appropriate post manual treatment exercise and then sent the patient on their way? And how many times have they come back the next session… Continue reading It’s all in the Shoes…