After a long process, the NAIOMT-Andrews Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program has received full accreditation from the APTA. NAIOMT offers the residency program in partnership with Andrews University and the program is open to all physical therapists with a US PT license. Many people worked very hard to develop this program and it is a credit… Continue reading NAIOMT-Andrews Orthopedic Residency Program receives accreditation
Written By: Michael Lucido, PT, FAAOMPT On a weekly basis I am asked questions from my low back pain patients/clients, Is yoga, pilates, gym equipment, and or personal trainers good for my back? I am sure you would agree this is a multi-factorial issue but due to my training with NAIOMT I am able to… Continue reading Are Yoga, Pilates, and Fitness Machines good for my back?
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
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
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…
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…
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