The Power of What We SAY (Video)

Aimee Mullins was born without fibulae. She had both her legs amputated when she was just one year old. Today she’s an olympian, speaker, actor and much more. In a 2010 Ted Talk she recounts her experience growing up, and emphasizes the power words have to either lift people up and propel them forward, or “put lids on… Continue reading The Power of What We SAY (Video)

NAIOMT-Certified PT is “Healer of the Ballet Elite” Featured in Wall Street Journal

We want to congratulate NAIOMT-certified Michelle Rodriguez MPT, OCS, CMPT of Manhattan Physio Group, for the amazing work she’s doing. Michelle’s master clinical skills, expertise, patient experience and intuition have helped countless top-notch dancers excel at their art, and according to her recent profile in the Wall Street Journal, her “reputation as a healer has even extended to Hollywood—Jennifer Connelly has praised her… Continue reading NAIOMT-Certified PT is “Healer of the Ballet Elite” Featured in Wall Street Journal

PT Profile: Gary Kearns, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

In this PT Profile we’re excited to introduce you to Gary Kearns, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT. Gary graduated in 2002 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) with his MPT, followed up with NAIOMT coursework and completed our fellowship program in 2010. He’s currently completing his Doctor of Science (ScD) at TTUHSC and practices in an outpatient clinic in Dallas, TX, where he’s… Continue reading PT Profile: Gary Kearns, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

Sitting Thoracic Manipulation: Manipulation of the Larger Patient Part 2

Today we’re sharing Part 2 of our video series “Manipulation of the Larger Patient,” addressing various techniques you can use when a patient is larger in stature than yourself. In the video below, Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates how to conduct a modified sitting thoracic manipulation. For more hands-on physical therapy continuing education, take a look at our… Continue reading Sitting Thoracic Manipulation: Manipulation of the Larger Patient Part 2

Supine Thoracic Manipulation: Manipulation of the Larger Patient Part 1

It happens. Patients may be larger in stature than their PT. But as we’ve highlighted before, that’s not an issue when it comes to treatment. We adapt. We modify. In the video tutorial below NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates how to conduct supine thoracic manipulation on a patient that is larger in stature than… Continue reading Supine Thoracic Manipulation: Manipulation of the Larger Patient Part 1

What’s YOUR PT Profile?

What kind of physical therapist are you? Are you proud to be a PT? Do you consider PTs the experts in movement? We do.   We want to know who you are and what you believe when it comes to PT issues, from manual therapy to mentorship. So each week we’re highlighting physical therapists across the country, and potentially beyond.  We… Continue reading What’s YOUR PT Profile?