Tennessee Attorney General rules against Dry Needling in PT Scope of Practice

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

It’s great to be part of a family…

By Brett Windsor, PT There’s a lot of manual therapy institutes out there…I’m glad I’m part of this one – NAIOMT. Certainly I’m grateful for the education NAIOMT has provided me. NAIOMT came along at a time when I was pretty desperate professionally. I was about ready to walk away from a discipline that seemed… Continue reading It’s great to be part of a family…

The biomechanics of the Radio ulnar Joint

By Brett Windsor, PT   I had the opportunity to discuss the superior radio-ulnar joint with a colleague yesterday in the context of NAIOMT’s written exams. It appears, at least anecdotally, that students are increasingly performing poorly in the area of detailed joint biomechanics. Are we not teaching it well? Are students not studying the… Continue reading The biomechanics of the Radio ulnar Joint

PT can help you with your swing…

By Ken Cole, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT The most common complaint by golf pros about their clients is the golfer’s inability to rotate their hips which creates a two-plane swing. Most golfers create a tense grip, elbow and shoulder musculature via concentric moment that produces a protective response in the Latissimus Dorsi and Quadratus Lumborum muscles… Continue reading PT can help you with your swing…

Teaching just aint that easy…

By Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT I have a confession.  I like words.  I mean, I really like words.  Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I like words.  I am still in shock and awe that when I teach I actually get paid to talk and use my words. … Continue reading Teaching just aint that easy…

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