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

Here’s What The Health Care System Needs Most

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again. But as you know, there’s a big problem in our country. People generally aren’t even aware of the depth of care, effective treatment and prevention that comes along with physical therapy. They’re not reaching PT soon enough, or even at all in many cases. They simply continue to… Continue reading Here’s What The Health Care System Needs Most

Video: Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete

In the video below, hear from NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS on some of the specific areas she’ll be addressing in her upcoming specialty course  Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete. If you have any interest in treating professional athletes, this one’s for you! Browse a complete list of NAIOMT’s manual therapy… Continue reading Video: Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete

What Has Been Your Most Memorable Patient?

As 2015 winds down and we embark on another year of guiding PTs toward being the best caregivers they can be, we invite you to reflect on some of the experiences that have shaped your approach in one way or another. Here’s one from NAIOMT clinical fellowship instructor, Rajesh Khemraj, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT. ~ I love how every patient experience is truly unique. The… Continue reading What Has Been Your Most Memorable Patient?

How Star Wars Is Like Us

Social media is alive with commercials and excitement for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that arrives in theaters today December 18, 2015. What does this have to do with Manual therapy or NAIOMT? “A long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away”(called Portland), I was a ‘young’ 35 year old PT who attended my first… Continue reading How Star Wars Is Like Us

Movement Monday: A Monumental Recovery

Recovery is a journey. In the Ted Talk below, champion cross country skier Janine Shepherd shares her story of resilience after a horrific accident, and offers wise words for those who face a trying road to recovery. “A broken body isn’t a broken person” she discovers, and it was in fact little goals that kept her “going all the way.” Worth a watch or… Continue reading Movement Monday: A Monumental Recovery

Manual Therapy Video: Cuneiform Manipulation

In the manual therapy video below NAIOMT Faculty Member Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT takes us through an effective cuneiform manipulation. For more manual therapy guidance with Steve, join him for his Lower Extremity course in Kansas City, MO October 21-22, or browse other upcoming courses offered throughout the country here.

PT Profile: Ethan Sedman

Today it’s our pleasure to feature physical therapist Ethan Sedman, a relatively new PT who impressed NAIOMT faculty Kathy Stupansky during a recent Lumbopelvic Spine course. Ethan recently graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has resided in Boston, New York, and presently lives in Colorado Springs. His… Continue reading PT Profile: Ethan Sedman

Movement: It’s What You Do This For (Video)

The human body’s ability to heal, and its ability to reach feats far beyond what our minds can comprehend is incredible. As physical therapists and experts in movement, we see the whole spectrum of movement on a daily basis. From those limited by chronic pain and disability to athletes bringing their bodies to the highest possible capacity, and everything in between. So… Continue reading Movement: It’s What You Do This For (Video)

Treating The Throwing Athlete

Baseball and softball players (and other overhead throwing athletes) are unique and require special characteristics to allow them the mobility and stability to perform their sport. And there are considerable anatomical and biomechanical kinetic chain concepts that a physical therapist must understand to treat them appropriately. That’s why we developed our new overhead thrower’s course, Advanced Concepts for the… Continue reading Treating The Throwing Athlete