Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a prone torsion test, as part of the Level I Scanning Examination for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your skills to the next level with our faculty of experienced clinicians, please join us in person for an… Continue reading Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

Why Do the Lumbar Slump Test?

PTs may learn and go through the motions of a lumbar slump test. But do we understand why? In the video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses its significance. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to expand your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, join us for one of… Continue reading Why Do the Lumbar Slump Test?

Asymmetry of the Human Body: Does it Really Matter?

In a recent New York Times article, “Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided,” the author notes and interviews several Olympic athletes that can tell they are “off” and out of “balance”–and they notice this more during regular activities of daily life than in their event. The article goes on to highlight these asymmetries are most commonly seen… Continue reading Asymmetry of the Human Body: Does it Really Matter?

Positional Release Technique of the quadratus lumborum

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido demonstrates a positional release technique of the quadratus lumborum (QL) that is taught in our Lumbopelvic Spine I and II courses (which can be taken in any order). For more guidance with Michael, join him for Lumbopelvic Spine II February 15-16 in Dallas, TX or… Continue reading Positional Release Technique of the quadratus lumborum

H and I Testing

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates H and I testing of the lumbar spine. Apologies for the vertical view! 🙂 And for more manual therapy guidance, join us for one of these upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine II courses (I and II can be taken in any order): Dallas, Texas – Feb 16-17… Continue reading H and I Testing

Compression Overload Test for the Lumbopelvic Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Bill Temes demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine. Let us know if you have questions and if you want to take your clinical reasoning skills to the next level, join us for one of these courses: Orlando, FL – Dec 3-4 – Lumbopelvic… Continue reading Compression Overload Test for the Lumbopelvic Spine

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