Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment

In the manual therapy video below, former Washington Nationals baseball team lead physical therapist and NAIOMT faculty member, Angela Gordon, demonstrates a Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment.  For a chance to learn from Angela in person, join us for Advanced Concepts for The Overhead Athlete April 28-29 in Richardson, TX or browse our full NAIOMT schedule for another manual therapy skill-building… Continue reading Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment

The Dangers of Year-Round Training in Youth Baseball

Many parents support their kids in playing a sport year-round with little to no down time. No down time means an increased risk of injury. Parents are worried about their child “falling behind” and losing participation opportunities – but they may want to think about whether or not this punishing schedule is destroying their child’s… Continue reading The Dangers of Year-Round Training in Youth Baseball

PT Profile: Michael Lehr

We are very excited to introduce you to and give a warm welcome to Michael E. Lehr PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS, who will be joining the NAIOMT guest faculty to teach two new specialty courses coming up focused on Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Neuromuscular Exercise Prescription. (Stay tuned for more info on those and browse upcoming manual therapy learning… Continue reading PT Profile: Michael Lehr

Four Measures to Prevent Little League Elbow

Elbow injuries are typically seen in baseball and tennis players because of repetitive throwing or swinging motions. The problem arises in these athletes from the inflammation and deterioration of ligaments and tendons because of repetitive stress and or kinetic chain weak links. This can ultimately lead to pain, tenderness, stress fractures, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)… Continue reading Four Measures to Prevent Little League Elbow

6 Factors to Consider for Early Season Injuries in Overhead Athletes

As the spring seasons are upon us, we are starting to see a few athletes make their way in to the clinic for various aches and pains and even some more serious injuries. We talk a lot about off-season rest times and injury prevention programs for the overhead athlete, so why do these injuries occur so… Continue reading 6 Factors to Consider for Early Season Injuries in Overhead Athletes

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

Abstract of the Week: Immediate Effects of a Dynamic Rotation-Specific Warm-Up on X-Factor and X-Factor Stretch in the Amateur Golfer

Two authors of this week’s featured study include North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy’s own Kathy Berglund, PT, DSc, ATC, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT and Liz Henry, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT: Immediate Effects of a Dynamic Rotation-Specific Warm-Up on X-Factor and X-Factor Stretch in the Amateur Golfer, by Henry E, Berglund K, Millar L, Locke F. was published this… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Immediate Effects of a Dynamic Rotation-Specific Warm-Up on X-Factor and X-Factor Stretch in the Amateur Golfer