Throwing Shoulder Manual Therapy Case

In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen demonstrates tests and techniques in a case of throwing shoulder pain–just a sample of some of the topics covered in our new PTA courses that go beyond entry-level education and immediately improve extremity mobilization skills. AUG 19: Principles of Upper Quadrant Manual Therapy Location: Altoona, WI Instructor:… Continue reading Throwing Shoulder Manual Therapy Case

Patient Have Pain Turning Head to the Left? Here’s One Way to Assess and Treat

Do you regularly see patients experiencing pain with left rotation? In the video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses one way to assess and treat. For more manual therapy guidance, join us for Cervical Spine in Orlando, FL September 10-11, or browse our full schedule of courses coming up in your area.

Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex

The elbow complex consists of three joints, forming a bridge between the shoulder and the hand, and it’s an exciting and challenging region to treat. Anatomy Doesn’t Lie If you have a patient presenting with posteriorlateral elbow pain, a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis, and a history of trauma you may want to consider the lateral… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex

Musculoskeletal Monday: The Shoulder

There has been an increase in rotator cuff surgical procedures performed after surgical consultation in patients presenting with shoulder pain. This has resulted in a 238% increase in the number of rotator cuff repairs in the last decade! Although large tears have been shown to benefit positively from surgery, it is important to note that… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday: The Shoulder

Musculoskeletal Monday

Welcome to Musculoskeletal Monday (a.k.a. MSK Monday). This is the first of many weekly posts intended to motivate and inspire fellow PTs. I am as excited about therapy now as I was when I first graduated in 1997 and would like to share that excitement on Mondays to start the week out right. In this… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Monday

Controlling the Spine During Seated Thoracic Techniques

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT esteemed faculty member Ann Porter Hoke demonstrates how to work with the thoracic spine when your patient is unable to be in or is uncomfortable in a supine position. For more clinically relevant manual therapy guidance, join us for Thoracic Spine in Auburn, NY on April 29-30 where Laura Von… Continue reading Controlling the Spine During Seated Thoracic Techniques

How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)

Most physical therapists I have met over the years have similar reasons for entering the field and practice: The willingness to help others. But somewhere along the line, that passion can get lost. We get caught up in other entities of the job and lose sight of what we entered the practice for. There are productivity… Continue reading How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)