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 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: Portland, OR –… Continue reading What’s Really Causing Plantar Fasciitis? A Patient Case

Modified Schober Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’ faculty member Terry Pratt demonstrates an alternative way to measure lumbar ROM. The Modified Schober test is typically used to assess for Ankylosing Spondylitis, but you can use this method to simply measure lumbar excursion in flexion. Validity for this test is moderate and it has excellent reliability.… Continue reading Modified Schober Test

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

What To Do When a Patient’s Legs Are Almost As Big as You

Have difficulty treating patients when their legs are almost as big as you? NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman shares some tips in the video below. For more guidance from Stacy, join her in person at one of these clinical reasoning- and manual therapy skill-building courses: October 29-30: Lower Extremity (Touro College NYC) November 12-13: Lumbopelvic Spine I… Continue reading What To Do When a Patient’s Legs Are Almost As Big as You

Thoracic Spine Manipulation (When Your Arms Are Too Short!)

Are your arms too short for your patient’s size? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates a modification to the traditional thoracic manipulation–just one of the many things taught in her Manip Like a Girl course, (open to both males and females.) 🙂 Get more guidance from Stacy in person at these other upcoming… Continue reading Thoracic Spine Manipulation (When Your Arms Are Too Short!)

Talar Swing Test Video

Earlier this week, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen discussed a real-life case scenario of an athlete that experienced an inversion ankle injury in the post Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care. In it, he referred to the the Talar Swing Test as being beneficial to addressing her subsequent presentations in the year that followed the injury. Take a look at… Continue reading Talar Swing Test Video

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