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

Manipulation for Osteoarthritis of the Base of Thumb

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.

Great Expectations (Of Patients)

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)

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.

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.

Increasing Movement in the Lumbar Spine of Older Patients

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…or at Least the PT World

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

Reflections from IFOMPT 2016

  The International Federation of Manual Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) held its quadrennial meeting in Glasgow, Scotland July 4th to 6th. For those of you who have not experienced an international conference, I highly recommend it. This conference is an exciting time to advance ideas, learn skills and gain insight on how physiotherapy (physical therapy) is… Continue reading Reflections from IFOMPT 2016