Post MVA Cervical Case (Video)

In the NAIOMT manual therapy video below, faculty member Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses an example case of cervical issues post MVA. Let us know if you have any questions at all, and for more in depth experience into cervical spine manual therapy, join us for an upcoming course! Salt Lake City, UT –… Continue reading Post MVA Cervical Case (Video)

Abstract of The Week: The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine: a randomized controlled trial

Admittedly, we didn’t have to search too hard to find this particular Abstract of the Week, as its authors include NAIOMT faculty. Thus, it goes without saying that we find this an important topic to research, read about and discuss. The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine: a randomized controlled trial by Steve Karas,… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine: a randomized controlled trial

Cervico-Thoracic Mobilization With Movement

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Michael Lucido demonstrates how to have a patient assist with mobilization of the cervico-thoracic spine through movement. Get manual therapy guidance from Michael in person at Thoracic Spine August 25-26 in Dallas, TX. Not in the area? See what manual therapy continuing education opportunities are coming up in your region.

Abstract of the Week: Thoracic Manual Therapy in The Management of Non-specific Shoulder Pain

How many of you start your shoulder examination with a look at the cervical and thoracic spine? In the absence of trauma it makes the most sense to do a cervical and thoracic scan during the initial evaluation. The scapula is part of the shoulder girdle. A lot of the muscles that attach to the… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Thoracic Manual Therapy in The Management of Non-specific Shoulder Pain

Extrinsic Factors Impacting Cervical ROM: Posture & Respiration

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses the impact that posture and respiration can have on cervical range of motion. For more manual therapy guidance with Terry, consider his upcoming Cervical Spine and Thoracic Spine courses, or take a look at the full course schedule to see what’s being offered in your area by other seasoned NAIOMT clinicians. We’ve got… Continue reading Extrinsic Factors Impacting Cervical ROM: Posture & Respiration

Abstract of The Week: Upper Cervical and Upper Thoracic Manipulation Versus Mobilization and Exercise in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache

Abstract: Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2016;17:64. Dunning JR, Butts R, Mourad F, et al. This RCT of 110 patients (mean age 34- manip.; 36 -mob/ex groups respectively) assessed the clinical effectiveness of these interventions over a short duration (3 months)… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: Upper Cervical and Upper Thoracic Manipulation Versus Mobilization and Exercise in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache

Testing ROM in the Cervical Spine Without a Goniometer

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates a great technique for testing ROM in the cervical spine without a goniometer. Have questions or want to take your skills to the next level? Join us for one of these fall 2017 Cervical Spine courses: Orlando, FL – Sept 10-11 – Cervical… Continue reading Testing ROM in the Cervical Spine Without a Goniometer