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Shoulder Abduction Assessment

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jun 13, 2019 8:02:23 PM
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt  demonstrates a shoulder abduction assessment and the clinical reasoning associated with it. 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, upper extremity, treating wrist injury

Effective Hip Exercise for Trail Running Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 28, 2019 6:28:02 PM

In the manual therapy video below,  I discuss the functional use of the hip muscles, and demonstrate one of my favorite exercises that I use with patients who want to return to trail running after an injury. 

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, anterior sheer test

Proper Palpating of the UCL Ligament

Posted by Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS on May 22, 2019 8:14:13 AM

In the manual therapy video below, I demonstrate a proper palpating of the UCL ligament in order to assess for tenderness, as this is a marker for return to sports when the ligament is no longer tender. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's specialty course Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete.  Come learn more in our next session June 15-16, 2019 in Falls Church VA!

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Topics: overhead athletes, upper extremity, ucl ligament

Evaluation of the Scapula

Posted by Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS on May 18, 2019 8:54:37 AM

In the manual therapy video below, I demonstrate an evaluation of the scapula. This evaluation is one of the many things I teach in NAIOMT's specialty course Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete. Join us for our next session on June 15-16, 2019 in Falls Church VA!

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Topics: overhead athletes, levator scapula, thoracic spine manipulation

NAIOMT Alumni and Faculty Publish Spinal Manipulation Article in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Posted by NAIOMT on May 15, 2019 8:46:11 AM

We would like to congratulate NAIOMT alumna Christina Cuka (‘14) PT, DPT, COMPT, SSPT, alumna (‘09) Amy W. McDevitt PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Distinguished Faculty Instructor Ann Porter Hoke PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT, and Research Director Steve Karas PT, DSc, CMPT, MA, ATC on the publication of their article, “Spinal manipulation after multiple fusions in an adult with scoliosis: a case report” in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

JMMT published the article online on January 13, 2019. The article will also appear in JMMT’s next print edition. 

We are very proud of our alumni and faculty who continually carry forward NAIOMT’s high standards. 

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Topics: manual therapy courses, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, thoracic spine manipulation

Adapting Thoracic Spine Manipulation for Broader Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 9, 2019 7:02:44 PM

NAIOMT'S Stacy Soappman knows what it is like to spend the day in the clinic treating patients who are larger than yourself. It can be hard, and often you feel like it will be difficult to make a difference in the patient's pain or function because of the size difference between patient and therapist. Watch the below video as she demonstrates one way she has adapted a thoracic manipulation for when the patient is broader than your arms are long.

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Topics: manual therapy courses, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, thoracic spine manipulation

Ligamentous Stress Tests of the Craniovertebral Region

Posted by NAIOMT on May 4, 2019 9:36:30 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT cofounder and meaningful mentor to many, Erl Pettman, demonstrates the ligamentous stress tests of the Craniovertebral region. Watching how easily he flows between the ligaments is mastery at its best! Our Cervical Spine I and II courses are great stops on the path to getting to this level.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, Courses, Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos

Garnering Speed for Lumbar Gapping of Larger Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 29, 2019 8:09:12 AM

It can be difficult to get enough speed to perform an effective lumbar gapping manip on larger patients. In the manual therapy video below taken during  a recent Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates ways to overcome that challenge .

 

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, anterior sheer test

HA Taping to Relieve Tension

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 24, 2019 9:22:32 AM

When it comes to patients experiencing neck pain and pressure, it's valuable to have an array of tools we can choose from and employ on a case-by-case basis. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates HA taping that can help relieve tension.

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Topics: cervical spine course, manual therapy, manual therapy courses, cervical tests

Tissue Differentiation: Trigeminal Signs and Symptoms

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 20, 2019 9:12:40 AM

Patient experiencing pain when turning head to the right? In the manual therapy video below, Terry Pratt discusses and demonstrates trigeminal signs and symptoms.

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Topics: cervical spine course, manual therapy, manual therapy courses, cervical tests

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