It is that time of year again when the “madness” of March descends upon us and the competition for the perfect bracket begins. Sixty-four teams, one championship and two weeks of games, buzzer beaters, upsets and victories. A wide field of hopefuls in a single-elimination bring your best competition where underdogs have the chance to… Continue reading PT Braketology: Stop the Madness
In the video below NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates the slump exam as part of the NAIOMT neurological exam for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have any questions, and to take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, join us for one of… Continue reading Slump Exam for the Lumbar Spine
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
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?
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
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Michael Lucido demonstrates manipulation for osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb. For more manual therapy expertise with Michael, join him for Upper Extremity September 15-16 in Dallas, or browse other upcoming courses in the region and across the country.
What do you do when a patient comes in and is disappointed that they are not better? When they are unhappy with the progress and are still in pain? When they seem to be losing faith in you and your treatment? This is something I’ve experience recently, and it got me thinking about the importance… Continue reading Great Expectations (Of Patients)
Alright, this week’s abstract isn’t your average study. And while I know that an “N” of one does not hold a lot of statistical power, I still think this one warrants a quick read. Why? Let me tell you. For one, how could you resist reading an article discussing the influence of belly dancing on decreasing chronic… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: The effects of a standardized belly dance program on perceived pain, disability, and function in women with chronic low back pain.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty Member Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates her technique for increasing movement in the lumbar spine in older patient populations. For more manual therapy expertise with Kathy and fellow NAIOMT faculty, browse upcoming courses in Denver, CO including Cervical Spine, Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration and more.
If I ran the world, outpatient physical therapy clinics would only be open from 8:30-2:30pm. Employers would be flexible enough to allow their employees to flex their time to have physical therapy during the day. And all commuting would be done on magical rainbow unicorns – OK, maybe that last one is stretching things a… Continue reading If I Ran The World…or at Least the PT World