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

When patients defy all we’ve ever known….

By: Brett Windsor, PT This is a story that I often tell in my classes – sometimes you just cannot explain why what we do works or doesn’t work. And it explains to me why all three of Sackett’s evidence pillars MUST be considered with our patients. I was working with a student in California… Continue reading When patients defy all we’ve ever known….

The SI Joint Upslip Part 2

By Brett Windsor, PT So let’s return to our last case. We spoke about the SI Joint up-slip. We’ve ruled out serious problems. And we have at least one, if not two, plausible theories from a clinical perspective about what may actually be happening with the patient. We can’t prove either of them, but it’s… Continue reading The SI Joint Upslip Part 2