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Superior Tib-Fib Joint Assessment

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 16, 2020 1:05:15 PM

Watch NAIOMT Teaching Faculty Angela Gordon demonstrate a great, quick and easy assessment technique for the superior tib-fib joint in functional position. To learn more about assessing and treating this joint, please join any of NAIOMT's upcoming Lower Extremity courses in 2020.

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Topics: lower extremity

Abducted Ulna - Diagnostics & Treatment

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 24, 2020 11:09:23 AM

One of the most common mechanical dysfunctions at the elbow is the abducted ulna syndrome. In the video below, NAIOMT teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrates diagnostics and treatment for this dysfunction.

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Topics: upper extremity

Posterior Shear Test

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 19, 2020 8:03:47 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates a posterior shear test, which can be used to check for ligamentous instability.

The patient is asked to gently push into the table while the PT blocks the inferior vertebrae and feels for the superior vertebrae to slide backward. Over pressure can be applied to further assess ligamentous integrity. In a normal spine there should be little mobility here. You can compare various segments to determine where there is excessive mobility.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, sacro-iliac joint

4 Essential Subtalar Ligament Checks

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 17, 2020 12:13:23 PM

There are many ligaments in the ankle. If you are only checking the ones in the talocrural joint, you may be missing what your patient needs to get back to functioning. In the video below, NAIOMT teaching faculty Valerie Coolman demonstrates how to check the four ligaments in the subtalar joint.

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Topics: lower extremity

Frozen Shoulder, It’s Time for a Name Change

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Feb 8, 2020 11:13:10 AM

Famous people and some corporations change their name for many reasons. Some want a fresh start, while others change them for political or religious reasons. In 1964, professional boxer, Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammed Ali. Recently, Priceline changed its name to “Booking Holdings” as a way to move more into the hotel and home booking business. Well, it’s time for another name change. But this time, in clinical orthopedics.

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Topics: shoulder pain, shoulder techniques, upper extremity

10 “Rules” for Treating Low Back Pain

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 3, 2020 9:49:18 AM

What can we say? Low back pain is pervasive among our patients. And as PT's, it can be a tough nut to crack. Here are few insights gathered by our faculty of practicing clinicians over the years, that can help guide you in assessing and treating your patients who are struggling with it.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, low back pain

Stronger Cuboid Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 27, 2020 7:12:24 AM

In this manual therapy video, NAIOMT’s teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrates a strong manipulation for plantar cuboid fixations that don’t respond to a cuboid whip. It can also be useful for when greater protection of the ankle joint is needed during the manipulation. This manipulation is taught at the C-621 Lower Extremity courses.

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Supine Thoracic Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 19, 2020 12:01:07 PM

In the manual therapy technique video below, NAIOMT co-founder, mentor and master clinician Erl Pettman demonstrates a supine thoracic manipulation. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Thoracic Spine course, which Erl will be teaching in Berrien Springs in October 2020. Reserve your spot now!

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Topics: Lumbar instability, lumbar scan, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, thoracic spine manipulation, lumbar disc, upper quadrant manual therapy, thoracic spine techniques

One Way to Treat and Clear a Patient’s Low Back Pain

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 15, 2020 8:14:58 AM

Do you often see patients with low back pain? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Laura von Wullerstorff demonstrate one way to treat and clear a patient’s low back pain due to a painful segmental hypo mobility secondary to loss of neuromuscular control. This technique is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course. 

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Topics: Lumbar instability, lumbar scan, lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, lumbar disc, upper quadrant manual therapy

One Way to Regain CT Junction Extension

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 14, 2020 5:56:08 AM

Do you have patients with a Forward Head Posture? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique to regain CT junction extension while protecting the surrounding areas. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Cervical Spine I, Cervical Spine II and Thoracic Spine courses. For more valuable insights from Valerie in person, find her teaching at our new Chicago course site.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, cervical spine course, cervical spine manual therapy, cervical spine techniques, lumbar spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, upper quadrant manual therapy, cervical spine evaulation

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