The Essential Tool Box

Spinal manipulation is a valuable tool, but it’s harder to deploy in the older patient. There’s more to be concerned about, more care to be taken. In this short video, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky demonstrates how to modify the technique to reach this important demographic.

So I’ve finished my DPT…

There are 220 accredited physical therapy schools in the United States (CAPTE, 2014), with 25,971 students enrolled, an average of 40 students per class. Each year, 8,720 new physical therapists begin their careers. Academically, todays’ graduates are better prepared than at any point in the history of our profession. The modern new graduate physical therapist… Continue reading So I’ve finished my DPT…

Essential Tools: Manipulating the AC Joint

Watch NAIOMT Faculty member Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT discuss and demonstrate manipulation of the acromioclavicular joint. Although not widely known, these percussion style techniques can be an extremely valuable adjunct to the treatment of upper quarter dysfunction. Enjoy!!

Mentorship: Some Methods are Timeless

By Brett Windsor, PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT Life has become too academic. Certification for this, diploma for that, doctorate for something else. Seemingly, it is now impossible to perform even the simplest of tasks without a certification. How much of it is needed? Really? Is there another way to the rank of expert? Many… Continue reading Mentorship: Some Methods are Timeless

Peeling the onion…

By Brett Windsor, PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT Defense: The standard reaction to anything new. We act to protect that which exists. “We’ve always done it this way.” Well, as W.L. Bateman said, “If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got”. And so it is with clinical reasoning…largely,… Continue reading Peeling the onion…

Clinical Reasoning & Eclecticism

By Brett Windsor, PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT As teachers, do we teach what WE know? Or do we teach what students SHOULD know? Our post today is on the topic of clinical reasoning. Clinical reasoning is a ‘hot’ term. It has been for a while now. Everyone agrees it is important. Everyone agrees that students need… Continue reading Clinical Reasoning & Eclecticism