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

Thoracic Spine Manipulation

In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman demonstrates an alternative way to manipulate the thoracic spine in a patient that has an anteriorly rounded posture. For more guidance in this area, and to set your manual therapy skills apart in 2018, join Stacy in Denver, CO April 22-23 for Thoracic Spine or get in on… Continue reading Thoracic Spine Manipulation

Manipulation of The AC Joint

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Terry Pratt demonstrates a manipulation of the AC Joint. Let us know if you have any questions at all, and if you’re looking to build on your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, join us for one of our upcoming upper extremity courses. 🙂 Dallas, TX – August… Continue reading Manipulation of The AC Joint

Manipulation of Abducted Ulna

Winter weather in Colorado means, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, in additional to all the normal running and biking people do. It also means snow with slippery parking lots and sidewalks. All of these things can create a nightmare situation for your upper extremities, should you fall and catch yourself on an outstretched… Continue reading Manipulation of Abducted Ulna

Should This Patient Race with an Ankle Sprain?

In the manual therapy videos below, NAIOMT’s Terry Pratt addresses a case of a significant ankle sprain involving ATFL and the inferior tib-fib joint. If you had a case like this would you let your patient run a 10K in the next five days? Watch as Terry assesses before and after the race, and to strengthen… Continue reading Should This Patient Race with an Ankle Sprain?

What’s Really Causing Plantar Fasciitis? A Patient Case

Does your patient need orthotics or can manual therapy help them? In the video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Stacy Soappman discusses a patient case of plantar fasciitis. Let us know if you have questions, and to strengthen your lower extremity clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, join us for one of these upcoming courses: Slippery… Continue reading What’s Really Causing Plantar Fasciitis? A Patient Case

Radio Humeral Joint Mobilization

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Terry Pratt explains an alternative way to mobilize the elbow for regaining flexion, as part of his Musculoskeletal Monday: The Elbow Complex post. Let us know if you have questions, and to strengthen your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills, join us for one of these upcoming Upper Extremity… Continue reading Radio Humeral Joint Mobilization

What Impacts a Patient’s Cervical Range of Motion

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses the impact that posture and respiration can have on cervical range of motion. Let us know if you have questions, and you’re interested in setting yourself apart and strengthening your cervical spine manual therapy skills, join us for one of these upcoming courses: Baltimore,… Continue reading What Impacts a Patient’s Cervical Range of Motion

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…