Two Recommendations a PT Can Make to Effectively Lessen a Patient’s Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches (MH) affect approximately 15% of the global population and are believed to be due to environmental and genetic factors. Neurologist and Family Practice physicians use a mnemonic device known as POUND to differentiate migraine headaches from other forms of primary headaches: P – Is the headache pulsatile in quality? O – Is the… Continue reading Two Recommendations a PT Can Make to Effectively Lessen a Patient’s Migraine Headache

H and I Testing

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates H and I testing of the lumbar spine. Apologies for the vertical view! 🙂 And for more manual therapy guidance, join us for one of these upcoming Lumbopelvic Spine II courses (I and II can be taken in any order): Dallas, Texas – Feb 16-17… Continue reading H and I Testing

Seated OA Treatment to Regain Occiput Posterior Glide

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates a seated OA treatment to regain occiput posterior glide. Let us know if you have questions, and for more manual therapy guidance, join us for one of our upcoming Cervical Spine courses, which can be taken in any order (and 2nd and 3rd year PT… Continue reading Seated OA Treatment to Regain Occiput Posterior Glide

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