Compression Overload Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine. For more lumbopelvic spine guidance, and to take your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills to the next level in 2018, join us for: Portland, OR – Jan 13-14 – Lumbopelvic Spine New York, NY… Continue reading Compression Overload Test

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

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

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!)

Have you learned manipulation skills in class but struggle to integrate it into your clinical practice? Do you avoid using these techniques on your patients because it hurts your hands?  Do you have difficulty performing manual therapy techniques or manipulations on patients larger than yourself? If you want to learn how to handle patients larger… 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

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!)