Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Bill Temes demonstrates a prone torsion test, as part of the Level I Scanning Examination for the lumbar spine. Let us know if you have questions, and to take your skills to the next level with our faculty of experienced clinicians, please join us in person for an… Continue reading Lumbar Scan: Prone Torsion Test

Abstract of the Week: Neuromechanical response to spinal manipulation therapy: effects of a constant rate of force application.

This week, we recommend taking a look at an abstract that was published in June 2016: Neuromechanical response to spinal manipulation therapy: effects of a constant rate of force application. Why do I think this one matters? Well…physics. It all comes back to physics. Speed. Velocity. Amplitude. All words that made my head spin during college… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Neuromechanical response to spinal manipulation therapy: effects of a constant rate of force application.

PT Profile: David Bond

This week, we’d like you to meet David Bond, a third-year student physical therapist at the University of Washington. But he’s not your average PT student. A former fire fighter and paramedic, he’s currently interning in outpatient physical therapy at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. As we’ve mentioned many times before, we feel it’s important to… Continue reading PT Profile: David Bond

Kinetic Testing of the SI Joint: Prone Kinetic Test

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Stacy Soappman shows us kinetic tests of the SI joint, in this case, a prone kinetic test. For more expert guidance on Lumbopelvic Spine, Lower Extremity, Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration, Cervical Spine, Spinal Manipulation and more, browse these manual therapy courses coming up across the country.

How More Lumbopelvic Spine Knowledge Helps PTs in the Clinic

Why should PTs develop a deeper understanding of the lumbopelvic spine? Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses the role of evidence, shares a rewarding patient experience and expresses why a deep understanding of the Lumbopelvic is so important for PTs. Salt Lake City, UT – Feb 17-18 – Lumbopelvic Spine Seattle, WA – March 17-18 –… Continue reading How More Lumbopelvic Spine Knowledge Helps PTs in the Clinic

Spinal Manipulation: Essentials to Endorsement in Washington

Do you believe spinal manipulation can help your patients? Do you want to be able to effectively utilize it as one of the tools in treating? Whatever level you’re practicing or studying physical therapy at, if you’re located in the state of Washington, you’re likely well aware of the importance of endorsement when it comes to… Continue reading Spinal Manipulation: Essentials to Endorsement in Washington

Spinal Manipulations for Larger Patient (Video)

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT provides some strategies for performing spinal manipulations on patients larger than yourself. These tips are also great for protecting your body when working long days in the clinic. For more manual therapy expertise with Stacy, join her for Cervical Spine II September 24-25 in Denver, CO.