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Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS

Angela T. Gordon PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS has more than 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, Ohio 2002, and her Doctorate of Science from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan 2012. Dr. Gordon earned her orthopedic manual therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2012 and is a certified athletic trainer. In 2012 Dr. Gordon received her dry needling specialist certification and in 2014 became Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Gordon has served as the lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals Baseball in 2005 and from 2010-2015. She works extensively with numerous professional and semi professional athletes from Major League Baseball, PGA, Canadian Football League, and European basketball players. She also works closely with many high school and collegiate overhead throwers and female athletes.

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Cuboid Manipulation

Posted by Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS on Aug 14, 2019 9:48:30 PM

In this NAIOMT technique video, I  demonstrate a cuboid manipulation. It's performed by positioning your thumbs over the cuboid and providing a plantar dorsal force at a 60-degree angle. It can be helpful when an inverted ankle sprain has occurred, as the cuboid can get stuck in an externally rotated position. 

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Topics: lower extremity, manual therapy techniques

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. 

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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

PT Pregame: Why Scapular Stabilization in Overhead Athletes Matters

Posted by Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS on Jan 31, 2019 7:21:29 AM

Patriots vs Rams, who will have the edge for the title? Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, age 41, is playing in his ninth Super Bowl and has already won five. Love him or hate him, not many NFL players last into their 40s let alone achieve five titles. In my experience working with professional athletes of all stages during their careers, veterans definitively understand how much effort is needed to maintain their bodies in order to prevent injuries. It takes dedication and time to put in the right amount of work to keep the body healthy.

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