Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

Balance has been one of my favorite areas to study and teach. I remember first learning how balance is integrated through multiple systems and I was amazed that, as humans, we could stand upright without falling over. The statement that “gait is a series of controlled falls” was used by many professors, and I could… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

This Population Could Use More Skilled PTs…

Approximately 3.7 million women give birth in the United States every year. That’s a lot of women whose bodies are going through tremendous physical and physiological changes. And who’s helping them navigate those changes? Who’s guiding them toward healing? Who’s helping minimize some of the serious conditions so many will encounter down the road, if untreated? (Incontinence, low… Continue reading This Population Could Use More Skilled PTs…

Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates ipsolateral and contralateral locking from below for the lumbar spine. To gain deeper understanding of the lumbopelvic spine and how that knowledge can help you in the clinic, join us for: Slippery Rock, PA – October 7-8 – Lumbopelvic Spine Portland, ME – Oct 14-15… Continue reading Ipsolateral & Contralateral Locking for The Lumbar Spine

Cervical Tests Blocking and Mob (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Kent Keyser works with former Fellow-in-Training, Hannah Shallice on the cervical spine. The NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Program is a self-directed, part-time, eclectic program to enhance a PT’s safe, efficient and effective advanced clinical reasoning and management of complex musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. To get a sense of the personal guidance our… Continue reading Cervical Tests Blocking and Mob (Video)

Segmental Stabilization Technique for the Lumbar Spine

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT shows us techniques for stabilizing the lumbar spine segmentally. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and lumbopelvic spine manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for: Seattle, WA – September 23-24 –… Continue reading Segmental Stabilization Technique for the Lumbar Spine

How to Regain CMC Extension

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman reviews CMC arthritis of the thumb and how to regain extension. Take your upper extremity manual therapy skills to the next level by joining us for one of these upcoming courses in: Berrien Springs, MI – Sept 26-27 – Upper Extremity Dallas, TX – Sept 29-30… Continue reading How to Regain CMC Extension

Assessing and Treating the Clavicle

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soapmann demonstrates one way to assess and treat the clavicle, the latest from our Facebook Live feed. Leave any questions you may have below and if you’d like to advance your clinical reasoning and upper extremity manual therapy skills, join us for one of our upcoming courses: Berrien… Continue reading Assessing and Treating the Clavicle