Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates an anterior shear test of the lumbar Spine that can be helpful in assessing patients who may be experiencing pain with everyday activities such as carrying children or groceries. Let us know if you have questions, and if you want to gain skills in testing… Continue reading Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?

What could be causing a patient’s painful restriction in right extension quadrant? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman explores how to determine whether a patient is experiencing a mobility issue or a stability issue. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’d like to set your clinical reasoning skills apart in… Continue reading Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?

Slump Exam for the Lumbar Spine

In the video below NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates the slump exam as part of the NAIOMT neurological exam for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have any questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of… Continue reading Slump Exam for the Lumbar Spine

Gapping Mobilization in a Neurally Loaded Position

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates gapping mobilization in a neurally loaded position for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of our upcoming… Continue reading Gapping Mobilization in a Neurally Loaded Position

Leg Length Discrepancy or Neuromuscular Imbalance? Here’s one Way to Tell

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to determine if a patient has a leg length discrepancy or neuromuscular imbalance following a hip replacement. For more manual therapy guidance and to sharpen your clinical skills in this area, join us for one of these upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine courses.… Continue reading Leg Length Discrepancy or Neuromuscular Imbalance? Here’s one Way to Tell

Segmental Stabilization Technique for the Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates techniques for stabilizing the lumbar spine segmentally. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level this fall, join us for an upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine course (levels I and… Continue reading Segmental Stabilization Technique for the Lumbar Spine

Musculoskeletal Monday: Clinical Instability

Today I’m heading to NYC to teach the Lumbar II module of our certification series. As always, I review content and today I was drawn to the review of the treatment based classification (TBC) system as summarized by Dr. Julie Fritz in the latest edition of Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. It is well established that… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: Clinical Instability