Seated Thoracic Manipulation

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses and demonstrates a seated thoracic manipulation technique from a recent Thoracic Spine course in Denver, CO. Reserve your spot in one of these with us this fall. Portland, OR – September 15-16 – Thoracic Spine Kansas City, MO- September 15-16 – Thoracic Spine… Continue reading Seated Thoracic Manipulation

Modifications to BPPV Treatment

In the Cervical I manual therapy lab demonstration below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses modifications to the Halpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV. The majority of patients have sensitivity in cervical spine extension and rotation. For more manual therapy skill-building opportunities browse upcoming courses,  or join us for one of the below Cervical sessions. Cervical… Continue reading Modifications to BPPV Treatment

PIVMs for the Cervical Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty Laura Iverson-von Wullerstorff, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT reviews PIVMs for the Cervical Spine. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to improve your skills in assessing and treating this region, join us for one of our upcoming Cervical Spine I and II courses, which… Continue reading PIVMs for the Cervical Spine

Reasoning Through the Loss of Full Arm Elevation (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses clinical reasoning through the loss of full arm elevation. Get more manual therapy expertise from Bill at Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration in NYC August 26-27!

Good Clinical Reasoning or Good Hands: Which is Better?

Some people think that manipulation is one of the hardest skills to obtain in physical therapy education. I would like to challenge that and say that clinical reasoning is one of the hardest skills to achieve. When I teach, I often use the example of my eight-year-old. Believe it or not, I have taught him… Continue reading Good Clinical Reasoning or Good Hands: Which is Better?

Why Mentorship Matters in PT

Why does mentorship matter so much in our physical therapy profession? And why do we keep harping on this? Here goes. A mentor is an enlightened person that can see solutions without getting bogged down in the problem. They incite exponential growth and can inspire a person to be greater than they ever imagined. A mentor will… Continue reading Why Mentorship Matters in PT

Examining the Cervical Spine

Have you ever had a cervical patient complain of “dizziness that takes their breath away” and you wondered what in the world you are going to do with them?  Do you know that the patient’s headache is coming from their neck but you do not know why?  Have you taken the level I cervical course… Continue reading Examining the Cervical Spine

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….