Testing and Manip of the Abducted Ulna

Ever experience patients coming into the clinic with elbow pain, perhaps as a result of a fall on an outstretched hand? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman reviews the Abducted Ulna, and demonstrates testing and manipulation that can be performed, when appropriate, to regain the lateral glide. Let us know if you… Continue reading Testing and Manip of the Abducted Ulna

Manipulation of The First Rib

What do you do when treating a patient who is larger in stature than yourself? In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates first rib manipulation in a larger patient.  Join Stacy for Manip Like a Girl, a one-day specialty course where you’ll learn effective modifications you can make to adapt… Continue reading Manipulation of The First Rib

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

Post-MVA CT Junction Case Evaluation

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Bill Temes demonstrates an evaluation of a post-MVA CT Junction patient whose presenting complaints are worse when working at a computer or with prolonged upper extremity activity. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’re looking to improve your skills in assessing and treating… Continue reading Post-MVA CT Junction Case Evaluation

The 20 “Rules” of Manual Therapy

By: Brett Windsor, PT   OK, so these aren’t really rules, but a compilation of thoughts I’ve put together over the years. They seem to be true most of the time, regardless of the type of patient. The body will always find a way to get where it wants to go and it doesn’t worry… Continue reading The 20 “Rules” of Manual Therapy

Humeral Head Won’t Go Posterior? Here’s One Way to Treat It

Faced with the humeral head not going posterior? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to treat it. Let us know if you have questions and if you’re looking to strengthen your clinical reasoning and upper extremity manual therapy skills, join us for one of these upcoming courses:… Continue reading Humeral Head Won’t Go Posterior? Here’s One Way to Treat It

Segmental Stabilization Beyond the Multifidus

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT takes you through structures to be considered when looking at stabilization of the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have questions, and for more manual therapy guidance from Steve, join him for one of these upcoming West Coast courses: Lumbopelvic Spine II – Seattle-Renton,… Continue reading Segmental Stabilization Beyond the Multifidus